BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 P.M.) – A rebel sleeper cell carried out a new attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the Daraa Governorate this week, targeting their positions near the Al-Sweida Governorate border.
According to a military report from Daraa, the rebel sleeper cell attacked a Syrian Arab Army checkpoint at the outskirts of the small town of Al-Sahoah.
Despite using the element of surprise to attack the checkpoint, the rebel fighters were unable to inflict any casualties within the ranks of the Syrian Arab Army.
These attacks by the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) sleeper cells have become so prevalent in the Daraa and Al-Quneitra governorates that the Syrian Arab Army has sent reinforcements to many of the targeted areas.
The reinforcements are from the 104th, 105th, and 106th brigades of the Republican Guard units that were previously deployed in the Damascus countryside.
The Syrian Arab Army has threatened to launch a new operation to clear the towns they have not entered in the Daraa Governorate.
As per the reconciliation agreement that was established by the Russian military last summer, the Syrian Arab Army was not permitted to enter several towns in the Daraa Governorate because the reconciled rebels were tasked with policing these areas.