BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:15 A.M.) – The rebel forces have suffered their worst defeat of this seven year long war after losing all of their territory in the Daraa and Al-Quneitra governorates to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).
Led by their elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army was able to capture most of the Daraa Governorate in three weeks, forcing the remaining rebels to accept reconciliation agreements across southern Syria.
The battle for Daraa was ultimately over once the Syrian Arab Army captured the strategic hilltop of Tal Al-Harrah; however, some rebel fighters refused to leave the area, forcing the SAA to resume their operations against them.
The loss of Tal Al-Harrah would also cause a major problem for the rebel forces in Al-Quneitra, as they were now at the mercy of the Syrian Arab Army’s troops atop of the large hilltop.
With the rebel forces eliminated in southwest Syria, the Syrian Arab Army can now shift their attention to the large Islamic State (ISIS) pocket in the Yarmouk Basin region.
Currently, the Islamic State’s affiliate “Jaysh Khaled bin Walid” is in control of almost all of the Yarmouk Basin region, which is situated at the southwestern part of the Daraa Governorate.