On June 23, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Tiger Forces backed by Russian Aerospace Forces launched their ground attack on the region of Lajat between the northwestern al-Suwayda countryside and the northeastern Daraa countryside.
According to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria, the SAA and its allies captured the villages of Madura, Alali, Barghshah and al-Shiyahat in Lajat after heavy clashes with the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA).
Syrian pro-government sources reported that the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) backed the SAA attack and carried out a series of airstrikes on several positions, ammo depots and vehicles of the FSA in Lajat.
From its side, the FSA operations room in southern Syria known as “Tawhid al-Sufuf” claimed that the FSA artillery shelled several positions of the SAA in the eastern Daraa countryside. The shelling reportedly killed five Syrian soldiers and destroyed an artillery piece of the SAA.
The SAA and its allies will likely capture more villages in Lajat in the upcoming hours, as the FSA appears to be unable to defend its remaining positions there.