On June 22, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Tiger Forces backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces captured the villages of Deir Dama and al-Bustan in the northeastern Daraa countryside following heavy clashes with the Free Syrian Army (FSA), according to Syrian pro-government activists.
From its side, the FSA operations room in southern Syria known as “Tawhid al-Sufuf” claimed that FSA fighters repelled a large attack of the SAA and its allies on the village of Samma in the eastern Daraa countryside. The operations room said that several soldiers of the SAA were killed during the clashes around the village.
However, a source in the SAA told SouthFront that the SAA didn’t launch any ground attack on Samma, although that it shelled the village and other positions around it with tanks and artillery. According to the source, the FSA claims are nothing more than propaganda.
A day earlier, the SAA and its allies captured the villages of Musaykah and al-Dallafaand and managed to cut off the supply line of the FSA near the villages Busr Al-Harir, Malihat Al-‘Atshan and Al-Herak in the eastern Daraa countryside.
In spite of these military developments, the main ground attack of the SAA in the eastern and northeastern Daraa countryside is yet to begin. The town of Busra al-Harir and the key region of Lajat will be among the main targets of the SAA.