BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:55 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its paramilitary allies – taking advantage of their vast numerical superiority in manpower and mechanized equipment resources – continue to roll up the Syrian-Jordanian border space in southern Rif Dimashq (Damascus) Governorate.

Today pro-government forces secured the border points of Garrison 165, Garrison 166, Garrison 167, Garrison 168 and 169. These places are basically small forts that exist along the Syrian border with other countries.

The advance was contested by US-vetted mercenaries fighting under the banner of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). In clashes for these areas, pro-government forces ended up killing and injuring at least 10 FSA militants and even managed to seize a number of artillery pieces after the mercenaries routed.

Those FSA fighters who withdrew from the engagement to avoid death or injury, did so in the direction of garrison town of al-Tanf.

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