BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – For the last three days, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been deadlocked in a tight battle against the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) Southern Front Brigades near the Jordanian border.

The Free Syrian Army has repelled three major pushes towards the Nassib Crossing, despite the Syrian Arab Army’s heavy attacks on the towns of Saida and Al-Taybah.

On Wednesday, the Syrian Arab Army made another attempt to reach the Nassib Crossing, but they were met with heavy resistance from the Free Syrian Army and their allies at Al-Taybah’s northeastern axis.

Unlike the other battles in east Daraa, the Syrian Army has been attempting to advance towards from the Nassib Crossing without much air support.

With Russia negotiating with the opposition factions in southwest Syria, the Syrian Arab Army has not risked flying their planes as far south as the Jordanian border; this has proven to be a major problem for their ground troops.

Much of the Syrian Arab Army’s recent gains in east Daraa have come as a result of reconciliation deals; they have not really scored any major military advances against the enemy forces.

As long as the Russian and Syrian air forces are inactive, the government troops on the ground will likely find it difficult to crack the lines of the well-armed Free Syrian Army forces.

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“With Russia negotiating with the opposition factions in southwest Syria, the Syrian Arab Army has not risked flying their planes as far south as the Jordanian border; this has proven to be a major problem for their ground troops.”

I give up now – STOP NEGOTIATING, especially down there – kill the bstard vermin + eliminate Al-Tanf.

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It is time for Syria and Russia ir forces to wake up, what are the waiting for ? Ground troops need this support and protection a lot. Forget about dealing procedure and get rid of these terrorists now.

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Not so easy : this would mean cities to storm and… Aviation is not so helpful for urban warfare unless you raze the city, then you end with tens of thousands IDPs livin in refugee camps sometimes for decades and the economical strain to rebuild full cities… If you try to preserve the city, only land army can retake it. Now, if you want to avoid damages, only boots can do it but at the price of huge losses, usually some middle solution seems to be favoured at SAA level by damaging the city not beyond repair, but you still… Read more »