US-backed militant groups, often referred as the Free Syrian Army (FSA), has declared a start of the counter-offensive against “the regime and its foreign militias” in the area east of Suweida in southeastern Syria.
The counter-offensive was dubbed of the operation “Desert Volcano”. Its declared goal is to expel government forces from the desert Syria.
Last weekend, the Syrian Army and its allies made notable ganist east of Suweida liberating the area of Zuluf, the Zuluf dam and Dahra Umm. Government forces also captured the Scientific Research Battalion area near the Damascus-Baghdad highway.
These advances posed a direct threat to the US-led plan aimed at building a buffer zone contolled by US-backed factions between Syria and Iraq.