It has been a rough week for the Free Syrian Army’s “Southern Front Brigades” and the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” in southern Syria, as the Russian Air Force has recently amplified their airstrikes over the Dara’a and Al-Quneitra Governorates in order to weaken the Islamist rebel defenses before the Syrian Arab Army begins their long-awaited Dara’a Triangle offensive.
On Friday morning, the Russian Air Force’s SU-25 fighter jets struck the Islamist rebel defenses at the towns of Tal Al-Harrah, Sheikh Miskeen, Da’el, Tal ‘Antar, Kafr Nissaj, and Kafr Nissaj, as the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Armored Division moved more soldiers to the Dara’a Triangle in order to increase the number of military personnel participating in this imminent assault.
The Syrian Arab Army’s 15th Brigade of the 5th Armored Division continued their assault at the eastern perimeter of Sheikh Miskeen on Friday, targeting the Free Syrian Army’s Southern Front Brigades’ frontline defenses inside this imperative town that was captured by the aforementioned Islamist factions in late 2014.
According to a military source inside the city of Izra’a, the Syrian Armed Forces have recently intensified their assault on the town of Sheikh Miskeen in conjunction with the Russian Air Force’s aerial campaign over southern Syria; this is likely to intensify in the weeks to come, as the Syrian Arab Army is reportedly mobilizing soldiers to launch an offensive in the Al-Quneitra Governorate.
The military source confirmed the Syrian Army’s intentions to launch a counter-offensive to recover much of the Al-Quneitra Governorate that was lost during the large rebel offensive last year.