BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – For the second time in the last 48 hours, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is attempting to reach the strategic Nassib Crossing in the Daraa Governorate.
Led by their elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began the day by storming two towns near the Nassib Crossing in a bid to finally expel the rebel fighters from this area along the Jordanian border.
According to a military report from Daraa, the Syrian Arab Army is currently storming the town of Al-Taybah, which was initially thought to have accepted a reconciliation deal, but later proved otherwise.
The Syrian Army is attempting to push along the Taybah-Umm Mayadhin axis so that their forces can further advance south towards the Nassib Crossing.
While they are not far from the Nassib Crossing, the Syrian Army is facing heavy resistance from the Free Syrian Army’s Southern Front Brigades, who are unwilling to concede this area.
In reality, if the rebel forces do lose the Nassib Crossing, their troops in the Daraa Al-Balad District of the provincial capital will be in a world of trouble.
The reason for this is due to the fact that any force in possession of the Nassib Crossing will have direct access to the southeastern part of the Daraa Al-Balad District.
Thus far, no gains have been reported by either side; however, intense clashes are ongoing.