BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored a major advance in the northeastern countryside of the Dara’a Governorate this afternoon.

Led by the Taha Group of the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began their operations in northeast Dara’a last night, when their troops attacked the Air Defense Base that was under jihadist control.

The Syrian Army would take control of the Air Defense Base during the twilight hours last night; this would pave the way for their advance this afternoon.

According to the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Army has since captured the towns of Al-Museikah and Al-Dallafa after a fierce battle with the jihadist rebels in the Al-Lajat region.

As a result of this advance, the Syrian Army has effectively cutoff the most important supply line to the jihadist rebels in the Al-Lajat region.

Furthermore, the Syrian Army has imposed fire control over the strategic town of Busra Al-Harir, which is located directly east of their stronghold, Izra’a.

The jihadist rebels have now issued distress calls to their allies around Dara’a in an effort to help alleviate the pressure on their forces.

Despite this latest attack, the Syrian Army has yet to launch their large-scale offensive in the southwestern part of the country.

The Syrian Army is expected to kickoff their southwestern Syria offensive in the coming days, as all of their forces are now present in the Al-Quneitra and Dara’a governorates.

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