The Free Syrian Army’s “Southern Front Brigades” – in coordination with Jaysh Al-Yarmouk – resumed their large-scale assault on the Tha’lah Military Airport inside the Al-Sweida Governorate’s western countryside, where they targeted the strategic hilltop at Tal Sheikh Hussein before they would advance to the western perimeter of the base.
Following a morning of intense clashes at Tal Sheikh Hussein, the Southern Front Brigades and Jaysh Al-Yarmouk pushed their way to the outskirts of the Tha’lah Military Airport; this resulted in a series of intense firefights between the rebel contingents and the National Defense Forces (NDF) at the western perimeter of the airport.
Not long after the firefights between the National Defense Forces and Free Syrian Army commenced, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) entered the battle by launching over 20 airstrikes near the Tha’lah Military Airport; these aerial bombardments were potent enough to force the Southern Front to withdrawal towards Tal Sheikh Hussein in order to avoid the non-stop attacks.
Finally, the Southern Front Brigades withdrew to the other side of the border after sustaining significant casualties during their attempted infiltration attempt into the Tha’lah Military Airport.
Meanwhile, near the provincial capital of Dara’a, the Syrian Arab Army’s 15th Brigade of the 5th Armored Division clashed with a number of Islamist rebels at the city of ‘Itman; however, neither side could gain the upper-hand during their intense firefights on Wednesday.