The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) 7th Division backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF) has captured the village of Al-Samdaniyya in the Al-Quneitra Governorate after 3 days of fierce clashes with the Syrian Revolutionaries Front (SRF). The NDF led the charge into the western flank of the village, breaking through the SRF’s frontline defense and taking control of the western sector of Al-Samdaniyya. The 7th Division followed the NDF’s advance with an attack of their own, taking control of Al-Samdaniyya earlier this morning. Riyad Haza’a Al-Khalid, a field commander from the SRF was identified among the dead.
Following the success at Al-Samdaniyya, the 7th Division broke through the SRF’s defenses in the neighboring village of Al-Hamidiyya, killing scores of militants in the process. According to a military source, the NDF has arrived in Al-Hamidiyya and continues to push deeper into the village, despite heavy resistance from the SRF. Clashes are still ongoing between the NDF/SAA and the SRF; however, the 7th Division has reached officially reached the Al-Hamidiyya Cemetery.
After 4 days of intense firefights, the SRF has captured the village of ‘Umm Mayaazan in the Dara’a Governorate from the NDF. The SRF stormed this area over the weekend, overwhelming the NDF entrenched in this village with a large group of fighters. Yesterday, the NDF withdrew east from this village, despite killing a multitude of militants from the SRF:
Identified SRF militants killed at ‘Umm Mayaazan:
1. Yahya Ibrahim Issa
2. Umran Mahmoud Al-Hareeri
3. Hussam Al-Jawaabra
4. Mohammad Ahmad Jaarash
5. Mohammad Anwar Al-Sayyid
6. Mahmoud Ahmad Al-Majareesh
7. Mohammad Ali Al-Haraaki
8. Khalid Mohammad Sa’ayyid Qaweedar
9. Ahmad Al-Raqqa Al-Raadi
10. Mohammad Fawaz Al-Fawarass
In village of Nawa, the Syrian Arab Army killed the leader of the Umar Al-Farouq Brigades (SRF contingent), Hassan Qadah (AKA ‘Abu Ahmad”) during an ambush yesterday. Qadah was killed along with 5 of his personal bodyguards in this Dara’a Governorate village.