The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is reportedly advancing against Westen-backed militants in the northern Suweida countryside.
According to reports, govrenment forces have pushed in the direction of the al-Zuluf reservoir and has so far managed to capture half of the road to it. The SAA is now in the Abar ar Rusay`i area near the Syrian-Jordanian border.
If reports are confirmed, it will be a clear signal that the SAA has started its operation to secure the Syrian-Jordanian and Syrian-Iraqi borders.
A commander of US-backed Jaish Maghawir al-Thawra said yesterday that the target of the Free Syrian Army and the US-led coalition is to capture the city of Deir Ezzor. He also stressed that the group didn’t coordinate efforts with the SAA or Russia or the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). He also said that the presence of about 100 members of the US-led coalition special forces was a message to the SAA, and that the US was working with the SDF to prevent the SAA from reaching the city of Deir Ezzor.
Meanwhile, Jaish Maghawir al-Thawra received 20 technical vehicles as well as some TOW missiles and mortars from the US-led coalition, claiming that it will be used in the battle for capturing Al Buqamal.
From its side, the SAA transferred significant forces from Homs and Damascus to Suweida including tanks and 130 mm artillery pieces. It was also announced that the National Defense Forces in Suweida will participate in the operation.