Syrian Army Inflicts Major Casualties on Terrorists in Dara’a
Terrorists’ strongholds in Dara’a al-Balad district in Southern Dara’a city, and West of the air-defense battalion and near the town of al-Yadoudeh in Northern Dara’a came under heavy attacks by the Syrian army units.
Terrorists suffered a heavy death toll and their vehicles and equipment sustained major damage in the army attacks.
The Arabic language al-Hadath news website quoted field sources as saying on Sunday that the army troops trapped militants in al-Mahaja in a circle of forces after liberating the town of al-Faqi on Saturday.
Al-Hadath added that there were negotiations with terrorist groups in al-Mahaja underway to hand over control of the town to the army men without violence.
Both reports and defense analysts said militants inside the town had no way out but to join the reconciliation process or leave the town towards militant-held regions in Idlib.
Al-Mahaja is of strategic importance as it overlooks directly the Dara’a-Damascus highway and is located near al-Lijah region that is one of the most important strongholds of the terrorists in Eastern Dara’a.