BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:15 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured a new town in east Daraa, yesterday, after a short battle with the jihadist rebels in the area.
Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began a powerful attack on the town of Ghariyah Al-Gharbiyah after the rebels there refused to reconcile with the government.
Following a short exchange, the Syrian Arab Army was able to expel the rebel forces from Ghariyah Al-Gharbiyah and impose full control over the town.
As the video footage below shows, the Syrian Army utilized heavy artillery to weaken the jihadist fortifications before they stormed the town with their tanks and infantry forces.
Following a week of intense fighting, the Syrian Arab Army now finds themselves in control of 75 percent of east Daraa.
With the recent rebel surrender of Busra Al-Sham, the Syrian Arab Army should be in control of almost the entire eastern part of the province in the next 48-72 hours.
The first phase of the Syrian Arab Army’s offensive in southwest Syria was focused on securing the western border axis of the Al-Sweida Governorate.
Once Busra Al-Sham is in their possession, the Syrian Arab Army will be in full control of the provincial border of Al-Sweida for the first time in several years.