BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a powerful attack last night that targeted the rebel stronghold of Busra Al-Harir in northeast Daraa.
The Syrian Army would subsequently capture Busra Al-Harir after a short battle with the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham last night.
By morning, the Syrian Army had already seized the village of Madajin and moved their way to the neighboring town of Nahitah.
According to a military source in nearby Izra’a, the Syrian Army has since captured Nahitah from the jihadist rebels, forcing them to retreat to their east Daraa stronghold of Al-Hirak.
The source added that the Syrian Army is now at the outskirts of Al-Hirak and should be launching a ground attack to take control of this town in the coming hours.
Similar to Busra Al-Harir, Al-Hirak is located near the strategic Izra’a-Sweida Highway; its capture is currently a high priority for the Syrian Arab Army’s High Command because it is the gateway to southeast Daraa.