It has been one week since the Free Syrian Army’s “Southern Front” Brigades and the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” launched their large-scale offensive in the strategic town of Khirbat Al-Ghazaleh and the provincial capital of the Dara’a Governorate; and so far, this assault has failed to yield any major gains, while the number of rebel losses are mounting in these imperative areas.
On Sunday morning, the FSA’s Southern Front – backed by their Al-Qaeda ally – stormed the Syrian Arab Army’s frontline defenses at the Al-Manashiyah District of Dara’a City, only to withdraw their forces some two hours later after they sustained heavy casualties and the loss of four armored vehicles during these intense firefights at the southeastern axis.
According to a military source in the provincial capital, the Syrian Armed Forces have taken full-control of the Al-Waheed Checkpoint after intense firefights with the armed combatants from the FSA’s Southern Front on Saturday night.
In the northeastern countryside of the Dara’a Governorate, the FSA’s Southern Front failed to break-through the Syrian Armed Forces’ defensive positions for the fourth time in six days at the imperative town of Khirbat Al-Ghazaleh, resulting in the loss of 18 enemy combatants before nightfall on Sunday; this town is strategically located south of the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Armored Division’s Headquarters in the Syrian Government’s stronghold of ‘Izra’a.
Meanwhile, in the Al-Quneitra Governorate, Jabhat Al-Nusra and the FSA’s Southern Front did not achieve any better results, as they conducted a number of attacks at the towns of Jabatha Al-Khashab, Al-Hamidiyah, Al-Mosahra, and Beit Jinn that were later repelled by the Syrian Arab Army’s 90th Brigade of the 7th Mechanized Division, Fouj Al-Jolan (Golan Regiment), and Liwaa Suqour Al-Quneitra (Al-Quneitra Haws Brigade).