On July 8, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) 4th Division captured the air defense base west of Daraa city after minor clashes with radical militants of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.
Furthermore, Syrian opposition activists reported that the SAA captured all key positions around the city, thus imposing a strict siege on the remaining militants in the southern part of the city.
Few hours earlier, the SAA and the Tiger Forces entered the towns of Umm al-Mayadin and al-Tayyibah in the eastern Daraa countryside following a rapid ground attack on the radical militants who opposed the evacuation agreement, which was reached o July 6.
A source in the SAA told SouthFront that the besieged militants in southern part of the city of Daraa are currently negotiating with Russia and the Damascus government to join the evacuation agreement. According to the source, several buses arrived to the city’s outskirt, in what appears to be preparations for the evacuation of the militants towards the opposition-held areas in northern Syria.