The army men engaged in fierce clashes with Al-Nusra terrorists in the Eastern part of al-Manshiyeh neighborhood in Dara’a city, killing a large number of terrorists and destroying two tanks and three missile launchers.
Media sources reported Friday that the army troops ambushed terrorists in two different regions in Dara’a province, killing 20 militants and wounding several more.
The Arabic-language al-Mayadeen TV quoted local sources as saying that the army soldiers ambushed a group of terrorists along a road that connects Kafr Shams to Aqraba in Northern Dara’a, killing 17 terrorists.
The source added that three more terrorists were killed in another ambush operation of the army men along a read that links the towns of al-Qariyeh al-Sharqiyeh and al-Sowareh.
The sources went on to say that the army is dispatching more fresh forces to Dara’a, preparing for a large-scale operation in the region.
The sources added that the army’s imminent operation is aimed at accessing borders of Dara’a province with Jordan and blocking border-crossings that have been used for infiltration of terrorists backed up by al-Mouk operation room in Jordan.
Military sources believe that the army’s upcoming operation in Dara’a will play a complementary role for the pro-government operations against ISIL militants in Sweida towards the desert of Syria.
The ISIL and Al-Nusra Front have been using Jordan’s soil for training their forces and as strategic center for receiving logistical support in Dara’a and Eastern and Southern Damascus.
Local sources said that the terrorist groups are gathering their forces in Dara’a province to face the army that has forwarded a large number fresh forces and a large number of military equipment, including tens of tanks, to the region to use them in an imminent operation in the Southern part of the country.