On July 16, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the National Defense Forces (NDF) and their allies liberated the key town of al-Harah from militants in the southern Syrian province of Daraa. Earlier, government troops retook the settlements of Masharah and Zimin.
Al-Harah had been of the militants’ remaining strongpoints in the area north of the Daraa provincial capital. Liberating this area, the SAA and the NDF set conditions for further advance on positions of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies east of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Should government troops finish the liberation of this area, they will focus on combating ISIS units, which controls a chunk of territory near the Golan Heights, west of Daraa city.