Jaysh Ahrar al-Ashayer announced on August 18 that it launched a new operation against the SAA in the northern Suwayda countryside and captured many positions on the Syrian-Jordanian border.
On August 19, US-backed Jaish Ahrar al-Asha’ar captured 15 soldiers of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the northern Suwayda countryside near the border with Jordan.
Jaysh Ahrar al-Ashayer destroyed a tank and an armored vehicle of the SAA with TOW missiles.
A source in the SAA claimed that Jaysh Ahrar al-Ashayer attacked the SAA border positions from inside the Jordanian territory.
Sa’ad al-Haj, a media director for Jaysh Usud al-Sharqiya, said that Jaysh Ahrar al-Ashayer didn’t tell them about the attack upfront. Furthermore, al-Haj confirmed that Jaysh Ahrar al-Ashayer was in Jordan and that they entered the northern Suwayda countryside from Jordan also.
Al-Haj statement is a clear evidence that the SAA was indeed attacked from Jordan.
OnAugust 20, the Hezbollah media wing in Syria confirmed that the SAA repelled Jaish Ahrar al-Asha’ar attack and recaptured all the lost positions on the Syrian-Jordanian border.