BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:15 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored its biggest advance in southwest Syria this week after they broke-through the jihadist lines to capture the key town of Busra Al-Harir.
The battle for Busra Al-Harir began at midnight, with several units from the Tiger Forces and their allies from the National Defense Forces (NDF) and 5th Division storming the town from several flanks.
Within hours of launching the attack, the Syrian Army was able to impose full control over Busra Al-Harir, forcing the remaining jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham to retreat south towards Al-Hirak.
Following the capture of Busra Al-Harir, the Syrian Arab Army would seize two more towns from Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, putting their forces at the northern outskirts of Al-Hirak for the first time in years.
As a result of this advance on Tuesday, the Syrian Arab Army is now in full control of northeast Daraa and still making their way further south towards the border.
The key to southeast Daraa will be the upcoming battle to capture the large town of Al-Hirak, which is situated in the eastern part of the province.
Once Al-Hirak is captured, the Syrian Army can move their way south towards the historical city of Busra Al-Sham near the Al-Sweida provincial border.
Below is a video of the Syrian Army advancing in northeast Daraa on Tuesday: