On May 27, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) operations room in southern Syria known as “al-Bunyan al-Marsous” announced that a battle tank of the FSA shelled a key position of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the district of Sajnah in the southern part of Daraa city.
In response to the attack, the SAA artillery shelled several positions of the FSA in the southern part of Daraa city, according to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). The source said that no civilians were injured as a result of the SAA shelling.
Over the last three days, the FSA shelled several positions of the SAA in Daraa city and in the western al- Suwayda countryside. The FSA even shelled a convoy of the SAA north of Daraa on May 24.
Syrian pro-government activists believe that these limited attacks are aimed at deterring the SAA and its allies, who are planning to launch a large scale military operation in southern Syria soon. The operation will not only target the former branch of al-Qaeda in Syria, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sahm (HTS), but also the US-backed FSA, according to the activists.