A military source said that the army men managed to capture the town of Azra’a after driving terrorists out of Busral al-Harir and Maliha al-Atash regions in Northeastern Dara’a.
The army has now freed the entire territories between Northern Dara’a and Sweida province, the source further said.
The source went on to say that the army liberated a sum of 44 villages and towns in Eastern Dara’a in less than a week, killing tens of terrorists and destroying their equipment.
The source further said that the army soldiers destroyed over 10 tanks and military vehicles of Amoud Houran terrorist group in Busra al-Harir operation.
The army men are now fortifying their positions in the region.
Also on Wednesday, the Syrian army started the second phase of its large-scale anti-terrorism operation in Southeastern Dara’a after imposing control over the Northeastern part of the province.
The army men kicked off the second phase of their operation in Southeastern Dara’a by opening heavy fire at terrorists’ positions in al-Sawameh region, Qaraz prison and East of Refugee Camp.
The army men intend to advance towards silos to cut off the roads from Eastern Dara’a to Dara’a al-Balad district and from Tariq al-Saad to Dara’a al-Balad that will end at the border with Jordan.
In the meantime, the army’s artillery and missile units and aircraft pounded terrorists’ movements and positions in Dara’a al-Balad and the small town of al-Qariyeh Sharqi in Dara’a countryside.
The army had already imposed control over al-Lajah region and completed mop-up operation in Busra al-Harir and Maliheh al-Atash settlements in Northeastern Dara’a and Northwestern Sweida respectively.
Local sources said that the army has purged Northeastern Dara’a completely of terrorists.
Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian army troops continued cleansing operations in the newly-freed regions in Eastern Dara’a and found a field hospital and a large arms depot with equipment supplied by Israel, Saudi Arabia and certain western countries.
The army men carried out mop-up operations in newly-freed Maliha al-Atash region and along a road to Busra al-Harir, discovering a large field hospital that used to be run by the terrorists.
The army soldiers found a large volume of Israeli and Saudi medicines in the field hospital.
In the meantime, the army’s engineering units discovered a large volume of western-made ammunition and arms in a depot of terrorists in the town of Maliha al-Atash.
A field source, meanwhile, pointed to the large volume of arms and ammunitions in the depot, and said it was the terrorists’ main warehouse for storing military equipment in the towns of Busra al-Harir, al-Harak, Naheta and other regions in Eastern Dara’a.
Also on Wednesday, terrorists of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) attacked people and killed one of the members of the peace committees as civilians in two militant-held regions in Northern Dara’a demonstrated and called on Syrian Army to free their regions.
People in the towns of Da’el and Ibta’a North of Dara’a city poured into the street, calling on the army to liberate their regions.
Tahrir al-Sham terrorists attacked protestors and cracked down the demonstration.
In the meantime, Tahrir al-Sham executed Bashar al-Shahadat, a member of the peace committees that they had abducted a few days ago and left his body in the street.
Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian army opened a new front in Eastern Dara’a to take control of the strategic Nasib border-crossing in Southern Dara’a borderline with Jordan.
The army men kicked off a fresh assault East of the newly-freed town of al-Lajah in a region between Dara’a al-Balad district and the border town of Nasib to liberate the strategic border-crossing from terrorists’ occupation.
The army’s fresh operation is aimed at driving a wedge between Eastern Dara’a and Western Dara’a and access Nasib passageway.
In the meantime, other units of the army repelled heavy offensives of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at who launched suicide attacks by several bomb-laden vehicles in Eastern and Western Dara’a.
The army further destroyed over ten military vehicles and a large volume of heavy hardware.
Also on Wednesday, the first group of civilians left terrorist-held regions for safe zones that are under the control of the Syrian Army troops following government forces’ intensified operation in Eastern Dara’a.
The first group of civilians were transferred from terrorist-held regions to army-ruled regions in Eastern Dara’a via a humanitarian corridor in Khirbet al-Qazalah.
In the meantime, people in different cities and towns in Dara’a are showing growing support for the Syrian Army.
Meanwhile, sources in Southern Syria said that the army’s artillery and missile units pounded terrorists’ movements and positions in Dara’a al-Balad district, Nowa, Tafas, Da’el, Ibta’a, Sheikh Sa’ad and Tasil regions in Dara’a province, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.
Tens of terrorists have been killed or wounded and several groups have also defected the anti-government front and joined the army in Southern Syria.
Also on Wednesday, more than 450 terrorists laid down arms and surrendered to the Syrian Army in the Southern province of Dara’a on Wednesday.
Over 450 terrorists surrendered themselves to the Syrian army in the town of Sha’arah.
No further details have been released yet.
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) put its militias on alert after unknown men embarked on distributing Syrian government flags across Raqqa city in Northeastern Syria, local sources reported on Wednesday.
The sources in the village of Ya’arab in Western Raqqa reported that SDF stormed the village to take down and tear apart a large number of Syrian government flags and images of President Bashar al-Assad at power towers.
The SDF leadership in the region put fighters on alert and ordered to clean the streets from flags and president’s images.
In the meantime, the wives of a number of gunmen of Liwa al-Thowar Raqqa who have been captured by the SDF demonstrated in al-Romeileh neighborhood in Raqqa city, and called on the SDF to release the detainees.
The Syrian Army preempted a heavy attack by Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at in Northern Hama that is believed to have aimed at disturbing government forces’ concentration on their large-scale operation in Southern Syria.
The army’s artillery and missile units launched a heavy shelling on Tahrir al-Sham’s positions and movements in al-Latamina, Kafr Zita and al-Zakah regions in Northern Hama, killing and wounding a number of terrorists and destroying several strongholds and a large volume of their military hardware.
Local sources said that the terrorists try to open new fronts against the army in Northern regions to decrease the army’s military pressure on their comrades in Southern Syria but the army opened heavy fire and preempted the offensive.
In the meantime, the terrorists launched artillery attack on the army in Halfaya, Zalaqiyat, Zalin and al-Masaseneh region.
Meanwhile, the army helicopters embarked on distributing thousands of leaflets in militant-held region in Northern Hama, calling on terrorists to lay down arms and surrender to the government forces.
The Syrian Air Force launched air raids over ISIL terrorists’ positions in Southwest Dara’a and Southern Quneitra on Wednesday, a military source reported a few minutes ago.
The source said that the warplanes struck ISIL’s positions near the border of the Israeli occupied Golan Heights, the AMN reported.
The source added that the Israeli military did not interfere during the Syrian Air Force’s attack along the border.
The airstrike marks the first time in four years that the Syrian Air Force has conducted airstrikes in this part of Quneitra and Dara’a provinces.
Tens of civilians and Ankara-backed forces were killed or wounded after three heavy explosions hit the bases of Turkey-backed militants in the town of Afrin in Northwestern Aleppo on Wednesday.
Two bomb-laden motorcycles went off at a base of the al-Shamiyeh Front near Qawa square in Afrin.
In the meantime, heavy infighting was reported between al-Shamiyeh Front and Liwa al-Mo’atasem in a large area from Qawa square to the industrial zone and al-Hall Bazaar.
Another blast hit Deir Sam Hospital. The hospital had halted operation after it came under threat and was forced to shut down by the Turkish troops.
The Turkey-backed militants have gone on alert immediately after the blasts.
Preliminary reports said that at least 30 militants and civilians have been killed or wounded in the explosions.