Syrian government forces have established control of the entire Lajat district northeast of the city of Daraa in southern Syria, accroding to pro-government sources.
Reprots suggest that the militants’ defense collapsed following the recent series of attacks by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Tiger Forces and local members of militant groups decided to surrender to government forces.
It should be noted that these reports come two days after about 900 militants of the Free Syrian Army allegedly joined the SAA in southern Syria.
If reports are confirmed, this will be the a first major success of the SAA in southern Syria since the start of military actions there last week.
Photos allegedly show the recently captured areas in Lajat:
كاميرا سانا تدخل القرى التي حررها الجيش في منطقة اللجاة بريف درعا الشرقي pic.twitter.com/ILMJ4lJzfv
— Hassan Ridha (@sayed_ridha) 25 June 2018
This map shows confirmed gains of the SAA in southern Syria: