BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has seized their first major town in southwest Syria after launching a powerful attack last night.
Led by their elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian military managed to crack the lines of the jihadist rebels last night after surprising them with an attack on the northeastern and western flanks of Busra Al-Harir.
With their first line of defense fractured, the jihadist rebels were forced to retreat from the town in order to avoid being overrun by the Syrian Arab Army and their allies.
The Tiger Forces are now claiming that they are fully in control of Busra Al-Harir, which is the first major town that they have captured during their southwest Syria offensive.
Busra Al-Harir is important for several reasons: 1) it is located directly east of the government stronghold of Izra’a 2) it is located along Izra’a-Sweida Highway 3) it is the gateway to the strategic town of Al-Hirak.
With Busra Al-Harir under their control, the Syrian Army will now turn their attention to the large town of Al-Hirak, which is directly south of the Al-Lajat region.