On June 28, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Tiger Forces, backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces, captured the key town of al-Harak in the eastern Daraa countryside following heavy clashes with the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA), according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.
Syrian pro-government sources also reported that the SAA captured the villages of al-Surah and Alma along with the 49th Air Defense Brigade, west of al-Harak.
Furthermore, the SAA launched a new ground attack on the FSA positions near the administrative border between the governorates of Daraa and al-Suwayda. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the SAA managed to cut off the road between the towns of Umm Walad and Jubayb after capturing the hill of Sokar.
This advance will likely force the FSA to withdraw from the towns of Kanakir, al-Aslihah and Umm Walad, as they are about to be besieged by the SAA. US-backed fighters used to shell the city of al-Suwayda from these villages, according to Syrian pro-government activists.
The next target of the SAA and its allies is the town of al-Karak between al-Harak and Umm Walad. The FSA will likely fail to defend the town, which is already surrounded by the SAA from two sides.
Videos of the SAA operations in Daraa: