On August 30, ISIS-affiliated Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Waleed attacked a checkpoint of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in al-Shikh Sa’ad town in the western Daraa countryside, according to the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq.
Amaq added that 12 FSA fighters were killed in the attack.
Opposition sources claimed that the FSA halt the attack it launched on August 29 against Jaysh Khalid in the western Daraa countryside. According to the sources, the attack was stopped after the FSA lost over 25 fighters in a single day without making any gains on the ground.
Meanwhile, Jordan refused to allow 7 injured FSA fighters to enter its hospitals to receive medical care, according to opposition sources. The injured fighters were reportedly sent to Israel for medical treatment.
Although the FSA is receiving massive support from Jordan and the USA in southern Syria including even TOW missiles, it is still unable to recapture any position from Jaysh Khalid.
It became clear that FSA fighters in southern Syria are unwilling to fight ISIS for unknown reasons. This is especially strange amid the fact that they were able to build a successful attack in Daraa against the SAA only months ago. This may explain why Jordan refused to receive the injured FSA fighters.