On June 30, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Republican Guard, backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces, captured the areas of Khirbat Jillah and Tell Samn in the framework of its military operation in the western Daraa countryside, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.
The SAA imposed its control of Sad Ibta, Tell Hamad and the 271st Brigade, northeast of Khirbat Jillah, a day earlier after heavy clashes with the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA).
In a related development, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that the towns of Tafas and Muzayrib have reached a reconciliation agreement with the Damascus government. Units of the SAA and the Russian Military Police may enter the two towns in the upcoming hours, in a similar way to what happened in the towns of Ibta and Da’il earlier.
The western Daraa countryside will likely witness a furious battle in the upcoming weeks, if the remaning groups of the FSA refused to surrender and accept an evacuation agreement.