The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have captured Tal Asadi northeast of Al Zuluf dam and Tal al Dabi’a south of Tal al Dab’a in the northern Suweida countryside, according to pro-government sources.
The SAA is supported by forces from the Eagles of the Whirlwind of the Syrian Social National Party and a large force of the Palestine Liberation Army.
In turn, US-backed Jaysh Assoud al-Sharqia claimed that it managed to repel two SAA attacks. The first attack allegedly took place in the areas of Mahrotha and Al-Fakah in Damascus desert, and the second in Al-Shyab area in the eastern Suweida countryside near the Jordanian-Syrian border. Jaysh Assoud al-Sharqia added that its fighters destroyed 3 SAA tanks with ATGMs during the last 48 hours.
Meanwhile, several groups of the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) operating in At Tanf announced that they had formed a committee to determine the best direction to launch an attack on Deir Ezzor city. The committee included Jaysh Assoud al-Sharqia, Ahrar al-Sharqia, Maghawir al-Thawra and Jaysh al-Sharqia – all supported by the US-led coalition.
According to the committee’s statement, it was decided to attack Deir Ezzor from the south, which means that these US-backed groups may attack the SAA troops operating in the southern part of Deir Ezzor province at the Syrian-Iraqi border.
Although the US-led coalition claims that it does not want to attack the SAA, FSA mmembers at At Tanf attacked the SAA using weapons supplied by the US-led coalition, and managed on August 1 to recapture the Mahrotha area in Damascus desert violating the de-escalation agreement. However, the US-led coalition continued supporting the groups that are now attacking the SAA on at least two fronts.