4th Armoured Division Launches Ground Attack Inside Daraa City (Map, Videos)

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On June 30, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) 4th Armoured Division, backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces, launched a large attack on the positions of the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the key district of al-Manishiyah in the city of Daraa. The FSA manged to capture most of the district after a successful attack back in 2017.

A source in the 4th Division told SouthFront that the SAA has captured a large area in al-Manishiyah so far. According to the source, the SAA is facing very little resistance from the remaining fighters of the FSA inside the city.

4th Armoured Division Launches Ground Attack Inside Daraa City (Map, Videos)

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A day earlier, the 4th Armoured Division captured the hill of Zumaytiyah, thus imposed its fire control of the FSA’s main supply route between the western and eastern countrysides of Daraa.

From it side, the FSA operations room in southern Syria known as “Tawhid al-Sufuf” reported that FSA fighters destroyed two battle tanks of the SAA with TOW anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) during clashes west of the city of Daraa. The joint operation room also announced that a soldier of the SAA was captured.

The SAA will likely step up its military operations around and inside the city of Daraa once the eastern Daraa countryside is secured. Elite units, including the Tiger Forces, will join the battle there, which will increase the pressure on the FSA.

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  • Promitheas Apollonious

    Good to very good. I hope they dont lose their momentum and clear the scum out of their land, soon.

    • Michał Hunicz

      “Their” land? It is a Syrian land.

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        read again what I wrote and understand it as I say it not the way you transl;ate it in your mind.

        • Michael Morgan

          It is Syrian land and the Zionist backed rebels will be exterminated.

          • jorge

            The land is not of the scum or the trash, so, = to clear their land of the trash, or = to clear their land of the scum.

          • alejoeisabel

            Not “rebels” but paid mercenaries.

          • You can call me Al

            That is what he said / inferred.

        • jorge

          I’m amazed with your cool today for the kids, my spartan friend.

        • You can call me Al

          Ignore.I, like anyone with knowledge understood.

        • FlorianGeyer

          The great strength of the internet for us all are the different nationalities we can converse with every minute of every day. In previous conflicts this was not possible.

          The use of words is a difficult path to follow at times but any misunderstanding can be debated and our new worldwide friends opinions give us hope in the knowledge that we are not alone.

          They also give us a perspective of ‘news’ as broadcast in far off lands.

          • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

            Agree million!

      • JerryDrake

        Yes, their land, because they are Syrians.They have help from the outside, but that does not change the fact that they are Syrians, they fight for Syria, they fight for their land!

      • jorge

        Michal, don’t bother Promitheas, bother yourself, because you deserve it. If not, you haven’t passed in the test, and you can’t go anywhere without risk, just like a little kid.

      • Val Shadowhawk

        Damn right it is. The Golan to the Syrians.

      • You can call me Al

        That is exactly what he said. THE SAA ARE CLEARING THEIR LAND.

    • jorge

      With a little help hand from their friends.

    • You can call me Al

      “almost very good” ??. I reckon we will have lots of good news for months.

      Bravo Syria, Russia, Iran and dont forget the Palestinians.

      • FlorianGeyer

        It looks like a few battle hardened terrorists will be returning to the UK soon :)

        With MI5 and MI6 having shown their prowess in the Scripal Affair and the UK cops not even willing to confront pillaging Gypsy Travellers, what could possibly go wrong :)

        Will UK back street workshop’s be turning out weapons and munitions as they were easily in Syria ?

  • John Whitehot

    only the second vid shows a hit. in the first the missile hits the ground short of the target. but who cares.

    • You can call me Al

      Please just let me vent. It really p1sses me when we receive a WAR report and all we see “non-stop”, is a tank or armed vehicle in the desert being blown up…… Christ the Hollywood films are going to be crap.

      • FlorianGeyer

        Hollywood films have always been crap Al :)

      • John Whitehot

        especially when the SAA wins but the vid shows ragheads hitting a car

        • You can call me Al

          Yes – basically.

    • paul ( original )

      Yes it is noticeable that often these videos are cut short so we do not get to see the after effects due to clouds of dust.

      • John Whitehot

        when they cut them, it’s because the hit didn’t attain the intended results. Ex. – the first vid. The atgm is clearly seen hitting the ground and not the tank.

        Tough luck for the ragheaded propagandists, next time the US should provide them with TOWs with a non-visible IR light.

        btw, the failure rate of this sort of equipment is astounding, idk if it’s due to jihadists being untrained of if they received discarded or expired equipment but the percentage of atgms falling in front of their targets is way beyond acceptable.

  • paul ( original )

    I find it difficult to identify the vehicles in these videos, but the second one did not look like a tank. May be others have better analysis skills than me and can identify what is shown.

    • JerryDrake

      In second video, it was a car. See the back of the car (SUV), with a spare wheel on the rear door.

      • paul ( original )

        Thanks. Yes it did not look right.

  • antoun

    the fsa little resistance!! no!!

    • jorge

      Antoun, write on french or on english— brrrrrr!

  • BMWA1

    Russian planes must be striking from Astral plane as they have supposedly been evacuated.

    • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

      Astral?

    • John Whitehot

      “evacuate” is the word i’d use about Syria doing it all over the heads of zio-scum.

      Russia did not sent home ALL their planes.

  • gustavo

    SAA will soon get rid of these terrorists, and I hope Russia aerospace force continue given its strong, fast, and effective support and protection to ground troops.

  • gustavo

    Humm, it is hard to identify those claimed tanks. These are not convinced videos about tanks, maybe other things.

  • palebluedot

    Obama’s legacy of arming jihadis in Syria (with TOW missiles), and murdering Syrian soldiers continue to this day.

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    Doesn’t sound like SAA has much to worry about here :)))

  • Urban fighting is Hell when the foe is determined, like Daesh in Mosul and Raqqa. These Green Daesh Orcs are on their last legs though.

  • Icarus Tanović

    First hit ugly miss, hit the ground.
    Second hit, looks like it hitted some straw pile.