On June 27, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Tiger Forces backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces captured the villages of Nahitah and Samma al-Hneidat in the eastern Daraa countryside, according to Syrian pro-government sources. The two villages witnessed heavy clashes between the SAA and the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups during the last two days.
A day earlier, the SAA and its allies liberated the town of Buser al-Harir, the village of Maliha al-Atash and all the settlements in the region of Lajat in the northeastern Daraa countryside.
In a related development, the Syrian News Channel reported that 450 fighters of the FSA surrender to the SAA in the northeastern Daraa countryside. According to the source, these fighters will sign a reconciliation agreement with the Damascus government and join the SAA.
Meanwhile, the FSA operations room in southern Syria known as “Tawhid al-Sufuf” said that the FSA artillery and rocket launchers shelled several positions of the SAA in the eastern Daraa countryside and in the city of Daraa. A source in the SAA told SouthFront that the shelling was “heavy but ineffective.”
The next target of the SAA is the town of al-Harak, 5km southwest of Nahitah. According to local sources, the SAA artillery and the Russian Aerospace Forces already begin hitting the militants’ positions and vehicles in the town.