BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has continued their massive build-up of troops in southern Syria, despite warnings from the U.S. State Department.
According to a military source in Damascus, reinforcements from the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Syrian Arab Army made their way from the Homs Governorate to Dara’a this week.
The reinforcements were deployed to the northern part of the Dara’a Governorate and will likely be moved to the Lijat region or provincial capital.
Recently, the U.S. State Department warned the Syrian government against launching their long-awaited southwest Syria offensive.
State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert issued a statement saying that the U.S. will take decisive action against the Syrian government if they violate the de-escalation zone agreement in this part of the country.
The U.S. has no military presence in southwest Syria and should they take military action against the Syrian government, it will likely come from their positions at the Tanf Base in southeast Homs or their large installation in northern Jordan.