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Syrian Service Members Ambushed In Eastern Daraa As Talks Between Authorities & Rebels Face Setback

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Syrian Service Members Ambushed In Eastern Daraa As Talks Between Authorities & Rebels Face Setback

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Early on August 5, unidentified gunmen ambushed a car carrying service members of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the eastern countryside of Daraa, where former rebels have been taking a stand against Syrian authorities.

The gunmen targeted the car with machine guns as it was passing on a road between the town of Izraa and the governorate of al-Suwayda. The area is controlled by the Russian-backed 8th Brigade, a unit of the SAA’s 5th Corps that was especially formed in 2018 for former rebels in the eastern Daraa countryside. ISIS cells are known to be active in the area.

A source in the SAA told SouthFront that two service members were killed and three others were wounded during the ambush. In response to the incident, the army deployed large reinforcements, including five battle tanks and an infantry fighting vehicle, on Izraa-al-Suwayda road.

While it is possible that Daraa’s former rebels were behind the ambush, there is still no evidence suggesting that this was the case.

The ambush came as negotiations between Syrian authorities and local leaders in Daraa al-Balad, the southern part of Daraa city, are facing some serious setbacks.

The negotiations, which are meant to end the current crisis in Daraa al-Balad and secure the area, are being mediated by Russia. Moscow is still working to find a peaceful solution for the crisis in the southern Syrian governorate.

“Moscow is counting on a peaceful solution to the situation in Daraa,” Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin said on August 5.

Daraa al-Balad leaders are still refusing the demands set by Syrian authorities, which include the deployment of SAA units in the area and the deportation of all wanted gunmen. This stand could force the authorities to implement a military solution.


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“Daraa al-Balad leaders” have limited options, to be realistic. It is either the carrot or the stick. If it is the stick, enjoy hell sooner rather than later.

Americunt LOSERS

Seriously, I hope Assad or one of his advisors reads SouthFront, because negotiating with these CIA, Turk and Zionist owned Wahhabi terrorist scum is pointless. Just start a scorched earth policy as Russia did against the Nazis and even Assad’s father Hafez al Assad razed Homs to the ground in 1982 to get rid of the terrorist roaches, just do the same in Daraa. Give the civilians a 48 hour notice to evacuate, biometric ID the whole population and then unleash hell. That is the only approach that works. Daraa is very close Damascus so logistics and concentration of firepower should be easy. Just seal off the M5 and 25 rural road so that the Americunts can resupply their terrorists from al-Tanf.

Last edited 1 year ago by Americunt LOSERS

From what i have seen the SAA and the Russians are fighting the war with one arm tied behind their backs,as you say annihilate the area then start again,several batteries of Tos-1s would do the job then send in tanks and infantry to exterminate anything left alive.

Diaper Hasbara Dan

Unfortunately, Russians did the same half hearted tactics in Afghanistan. Should have bombed the Pakistani terrorist supply lines and imposed a cost.

However, a new hardline Iranian President coming to power tomorrow may have a different idea. You are right though, the area is so small that a few thermobaric weapons would vaporize the terrorist scum.

Last edited 1 year ago by Diaper Hasbara Dan

In WW2 my Dad served with the British guards armoured Division and a Cousin of my Mothers was killed two weeks after landing on D-Day in the fighting for Caen,if you look at what the allies did to Caen to get the Nazis out they almost had to destroy the city and it was still full of French civilians,many living in cellars,sad to say that may need to happen in Idlib and other places that are infested with the Wahabi Apes.


you are a psychopath who has probably never worn a uniform.


Sometimes it takes a psychopath to deal with psychopaths.

Icarus Tanović

America would go then full psychopath mode, and start, just like in the beginning of the War, to address say president Assad as butcher and all sorts of vile crap.


People should have got past caring what American criminals have to say,they will say it anyway,rember what the Americans did to Raqa and to Fallujah in Iraq? they even used chemical weapons.

Icarus Tanović

Patient, just patience.

Icarus Tanović

What do you trying to tell, you diapers force spokeperson? Mumhuhubwahahambagagaga.


For crying out loud stop talking to those bastards and start killing them.

Diaper Hasbara Dan

Daraa should be a free fire kill zone. It is a flat and very open terrain and excellent for drone surveillance. Anything that moves gets killed should be the policy.


A few thousand hardliner extremist rats is not a reason for the Russians to break out one of their ICBMs.

Diplomacy over death is the correct approach. The Daraa extremist fake leadership already understand the equation. Accept the Syrian governments terms or be exterminated for acting as foreign terrorists and mercenaries.

Time is running out for the foreign sponsored ratcrap regardless of their actions or decisions.

Icarus Tanović

Cia/mosads dirty work to sabotage peace talks.

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