On Friday night inside the Dara’a Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army’s 38th Brigade of the 5th Armored Division – in close coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) – imposed full control over the village of Al-Naymah after a violent battle with the Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA).
The Syrian Armed Forces launched their powerful assault on Al-Naymah this evening, when they launched a barrage of mortar shells into this village located at the eastern flank of Dara’a City.
The capture of Al-Naymah comes just 18 hours after the Syrian Armed Forces seized the imperative town of ‘Itman near the provincial capital of the Dara’a Governorate.
With Al-Naymah and ‘Itman under their control, the Syrian Armed Forces have secured the northern and eastern flanks of Dara’a City, leaving the Islamist rebels with only two flanks to attack the provincial capital from.
As a result of their military operations near the provincial capital today, the Syrian Armed Forces are inching closer to securing the vast Jordanian border with the Dara’a Governorate; this is something that they have been unable to do since they lost their last border-crossing at Nassib.