On July 5, Syrian government forces, led by the Tiger Forces, resumed an active phase of their military operation against militant groups in the southern province of Daraa.
According to pro-government sources, the Tiger Forces and their allies already liberated the town of Saida and secured the nearby abandoned air defense base (located south of Saida).
Thus, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and others are now capable of advancing on the villages of al-Tayyibah, Umm al-Mayadin and Naseeb and restoring control of the first border crossing during this operation.
Meanwhile, clashes between government forces and newly appeared ISIS members near the town of Tafas. The situation there remains unclear.