The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies liberated 1300 sq km in the eastern Sweida countryside near the Syrian-Jordanian border, according to Hezbollah’s media wing in Syria.
The SAA captured more than 30 km of the Syrian-Jordanian border, including Tal al-Tabaqah, Tal al-Riahi, Tal Asda, Tal al-Ezami, Bir al-Sout and all the posts at the Syrian-Jordanian border, including the Abu Sharshouh crossing, which was closed by the SAA after capturing it.
The US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups shelled SAA positions in the eastern Sweida countryside. However pro-government sources confirmed that the shelling did not cause any losses.
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Meanwhile, Syrian and Russian Air Force warplanes targeted FSA fighters near the al-Rushd camp at the Syrian-Jordanian border. FSA fighters area usually stationed near refugee camps along the border in order to hide from the Russian and Syrian air forces.
The SAA advance on the Syrian-Jordanian border can be considered a new failure for the FSA groups supported by the US-led coalition. These groups, despite their modern armament and good training, have not been able to repel any SAA attack so far, nor been able to recapture any area in the Damascus Desert or the Sweida countryside.
This could mean that the US military presence in the At Tanf area near the Syrian-Iraqi border is the only reason why government forces have not retake the At Tanf bordercrossing yet.