The Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Armored Division has recently experienced a military resurgence inside the southern Syrian province of Dara’a after spending much of the year on the defensive against the Free Syrian Army’s “Southern Front Brigades” and the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra.”
However, in a matter of two weeks, the Russian Armed Forces have repaired the Syrian Arab Army’s confidence with their superior technology and remarkably precise airstrikes that have rocked the Islamist rebels and the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) militants combatting the Syrian Government forces.
On Thursday morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Armored Division – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) – launched a counter-assault on the Islamist rebels of the Free Syrian Army at the Engineering Battalion Base; this resulted in the capture of the aforementioned site and their advance to the strategic town of Sheikh Miskeen.
The following morning, the Syrian Armed Forces and their allies attacked the eastern axis of Sheikh Miskeen, marking the first time since they lost this town to the Islamist rebels of the Free Syrian Army and Jabhat Al-Nusra that they have reached this area in the Dara’a Governorate’s northern countryside.
In addition to their success in northern Dara’a, the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Armored Division fully captured the Al-Manishiyah District inside the provincial capital after intense firefights with the Free Syrian Army on Thursday; this propelled the Syrian Armed Forces to enter the Dara’a Al-Balad Quarter for the first time in several months.
Much of the Syrian Arab Army’s success in the Dara’a Governorate is owed to the Russian Air Force; this is due to the fact that their drones and satellites have spent several hours capturing footage of the Islamist rebels around the province.
With this advanced technology from the Russian military intelligence, the Syrian Armed Forces have been able to recapture a number of sites from the Islamist rebels.