BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:25 P.M.) – The long-awaited Dara’a City offensive by the Syrian government troops and Hezbollah is set to begin in the coming days, a military source told Al-Masdar News this weekend.
Led by the elite 42nd Brigade (Ghiath Forces) of the 4th Mechanized Division, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies will unleash their largest assault on the provincial capital, as they look to expel the remaining militants from the ciy.
According to Al-Masdar’s Ibrahim Joudeh in Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army has already begun firing missiles and artillery shells on the jihadist positions in the Al-Manishiyah and Dara’a Al-Balad districts.
Joudeh reports that at least 70 missiles have struck the enemy’s positions in the Dara’a Al-Balad District, while other units from the 4th and 5th divisions fire elephant missiles towards Al-Manishiyah.
This upcoming offensive will primarily focus on retaking the entire southern half of the city that is currently under jihadist control.