Yesterday, a contingent from the Syrian Arab Army’s 3rd Army Corps ambushed a group of Jabhat Al-Nusra militants, killing over 50 in the process. The operation was carried out in the morning, as Syrian intelligence intercepted a correspondence between militants in the village of Zimareen in Rif Daraa. Per a source in Daraa, the intercepted correspondence detailed militant plans to attack Syrian forces in the village of Al-Khaaraa. The intercepted correspondence proved to be the difference maker, as Al-Nusra militants attempted to retreat amid the SAA’s onslaught.
The Syrian Arab Army has made recent gains in the strategic city of ‘Atmann, after days of intense firefights. While in the village of Nawa, the Syrian Arab Army destroyed a militant warehouse, confiscating all weapons and ammunition prior to its destruction. ‘Atmann and Nawa remain militant strongholds, despite violent clashes over the three weeks.