Syrian government forces have entered the villages of Zaizoun and Tal Shihab in the southwestern countryside of the southern city of Daraa, the country’s state-run media SANA said on July 9.
According to the report, army troops have entered the town in the framework of their efforts to secure the countryside of Daraa, particularly the borders with Jordan.
Last weekend, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies retook the town of Khrab al-Shahm and the air defense base southwest of the city. Thus, army troops cut off militants in the southern countryside of Daraa from their counterparts in the area northwest of Daraa, near the contact line with the area controlled by Israel.
The situation in southern Syria is rapidly developing and militant groups have little chances to oppose the SAA advance.