Southern Front Fails to Advance in Dara’a City
So-called Free Syrian Army’s “Southern Front” is now ten days into their overly-hyped “Southern Storm” offensive in the strategic town of Khirbat Al-Ghazaleh and the provincial capital of the Dara’a Governorate; and they have yet to make any substantial gains in their targeted areas.
On Wednesday, the Southern Front attacked the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Armored Division at the Al-Manashiyah District’s southern perimeter in Dara’a City, resulting in sporadic firefights throughout the day; however, per a military source in Dara’a City, the militants of the Southern Front were unable to infiltrate the 5th Division’s defenses after repeated attempts.
The Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) responded to the Southern Front’s assault at Al-Manashiyah by carrying out a multitude of airstrikes that targeted the rebel forces at Dara’a Al-Balad, resulting in the forestallment of the aforementioned group.
The precise airstrikes also successfully destroyed six armored vehicles that were mounted with anti-aircraft machine guns.
Fierce clashes were reported at Itman’s outskirts; a strategic city in which militants are battling to take in order to cut the army’s supply route.
The Southern Front has yet to take any positions on the Damascus-Daraa Highway, which is still in full control of The Syrian Arab Army.