On July 19, units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered the town of al-Shaikh Sa’d and the areas of Tell al-Bahsa, Tell Ashtara and Khirbat al-Tira in the western Daraa countryside, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.
In the northwestern Daraa countryside, the SAA entered the key hill of al-Jabiyah and the villages of al-Sukariyah and Qrqus, northwest of the town of Nawa.
The deployment of the SAA in these areas is a part of the ongoing reconciliation process in western Daraa, which began earlier this month. These areas overlook the pocket of the ISIS-affiliated group Khalid ibn al-Walid Army.
A source in the SAA told SouthFront that the SAA is currently coordinating with the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to prevent the ISIS-affiliated group from expanding during the reconciliation process.
According to Syrian pro-government activists, the SAA and former fighters of the FSA, backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces, will launch a join operation against the Khalid ibn al-Walid Army once the reconciliation process is over.