On Monday morning, the Free Syrian Army’s “Southern Front Brigades” – in coordination with Jaysh Al-Yarmouk and the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” – launched a fresh assault on the Tha’lah Military Airport in the Al-Sweida Governorate after almost three weeks of inactivity inside this predominately Druze province in southern Syria.

The Southern Front and their allies began their assault from the Dara’a Governorate’s border; this was followed up with their capture of the strategic hill at Tal Hussein; thus, forcing the Druze Civil Defense Forces and the Al-Sweida National Defense Forces (NDF) to withdraw to the western perimeter of the Tha’lah Military Airport before 11 A.M. (Damascus Time).

Following their capture of Tal Hussein, the Southern Front and their allies pushed towards the Tha’lah Military Airport’s western perimeter, where they met fierce resistance from the Druze Civil Defense Forces and the NDF.

Unable to break-through the Syrian Armed Forces’ frontline defenses at the Tha’lah Military Airport, the Southern Front Brigades and their allies suffered heavy casualties during their failed infiltration attempt; this resulted in their subsequent withdrawal to Tal Hussein after a two hour battle.

Unfortunately for the Southern Front, the Druze Civil Defense Forces were not content with them holding Tal Hussein, so they conducted their own counter-offensive to recapture this hill; it was successful – the Syrian Armed Forces recaptured all of their lost territory to the militant groups.

With their failure at Tha’lah Military Airport on Monday, the Southern Front remained undeterred by this defeat; instead, they launched another assault on Tuesday morning after their reinforcements poured in the nearby 52nd Brigade Base – firefights are ongoing at Tal Hussein.

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