On June 27, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Tiger Force backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces captured the villages of Mulayha al-Sharqiyah and Mulayha al-Gharbiyah in the framework of their military operation against the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the eastern Daraa countryside, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.
Currently, the SAA is few hundred meters away from its next target – the town of al-Harak, west of Mulayha al-Gharbiyah. According to initial reports, the FSA began its withdrawal from the key town.
In a related development, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that hundreds of civilians, including women and children, took at streets in the villages of Ghariyat al-Sharqiyah and Ghariyat al-Gharbiyah, south of al-Harak, to protest against the FSA. According to the state-run news agency, the protestors demanded a reconciliation agreement with the Damascus government, similar to the ones reached in the region of Eastern Ghouta and the northern Homs countryside.
The SAA will likely capture more villages and towns in the eastern Daraa countryside in the upcoming hours, as the FSA defense there appears to be collapsing rapidly.