On Tuesday morning, the 54 factions that comprise of the Free Syrian Army’s “Southern Front” Brigades launched another assault on the strategic town of Khirbat Al-Ghazalah and the provincial capital of the Dara’a Governorate; this resulted in a series of intense clashes with the soldiers of the Syrian Armed Forces.
The first assault was conducted at KhirbatAl-Ghazalah, when the factions from the Southern Front Brigades attacked the Syrian Arab Army’s defensive positions at the southern sector of town, resulting in a violent confrontation that ended with the latter securing all of their barriers around the area.
The town of Khirbat Al-Ghazalah is strategically located south of the Syrian Government’s stronghold of Izra’a; this city is home to the 5th Armored Division’s headquarters and the largest National Defense Forces (NDF) contingent in all of the Dara’a Governorate.
South of Khirbat Al-Ghazalah, the FSA’s Southern Front – in coordination with the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” – conducted a powerful assault on the Al-Manashiyah Quarter of Dara’a City, where they were confronted by a well-prepared Syrian Arab Army contingent that eventually pushed the enemy combatants back towards Dara’a Al-Balad.
Following the Southern Front’s assault on the provincial capital and Khirbat Al-Ghazalah, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) would launch over 40 airstrikes on Dara’a Al-Balad, Shiekh Miskeen, Nawa, Tal Al-Harra, Jasseem, and Inkhil.