Syrian Army Captures More Cities in Dara’a

The Syrian army continued its military advances in the Eastern part of Dara’a province, and took full control of several strategic towns and cities, media reports said.

The government troops imposed control over al-Harak city and al-Thawra town in Dara’a province, the Arabic-language al-Alam al-Harbi war media reported.

The Arabic-language Moraseloun website also reported that the Syrian army has won control of the town of Alma North of al-Hirak city together with the Syrian Air Force Battalion Base West of al-Hirak after clashes with terrorists East of Dara’a province.

The Syrian army is now reinforcing its military positions in liberated areas after making the recent advances.

The government troops had also managed to liberate and purge terrorists from Eastern Meliha, Western Meliha, Naheteh and Sama al-Nahidat on Thursday morning.

With Al-Hirak and Alma under their control, the Syrian Army swept through several more areas, including the large hilltop of Talat Al-Sakar, Battalion 279 Base, and the small town of Al-Sourah.

The capture of Al-Hirak also brings the Syrian Army much closer to sealing the provincial border of the Al-Sweida Governorate.

In a relevant development earlier on Friday, the Syrian army continued its military operations in Eastern Dara’a and managed to impose control over six crucial areas and cut the terrorists’ supply routes.

The Damascus government troops continued their advance in Eastern Dara’a and captured Suker strategic hill and cut off the terrorists supply routes between Um Walad and Habib villages.

The Syrian army also took control of Air Defense Battalion 49 and the town of Ulema West of Qazaleh town in Eastern Dara’a.

The government troops engaged in heavy clashes with the terrorists and liberated Hamd Tal, Abta Dam and Battalion 271 West of Sheikh Meskin city in Eastern Dara’a.

The army’s victories come as the government troops are planning to lay siege on the terrorists in the town of Al-Harak and the nearby Air Defense battalions.

In a relevant development on Wednesday, hundreds of civilians fled to the army-held areas in Eastern Dara’a through three humanitarian corridors after their massive uprisings against the terrorists were suppressed.

Governor-general of Dara’a province Khalid al-Hanouz said that the army has opened three safe corridors for the safe exit of civilians from the terrorist-occupied regions in Dara’a.

He added that the three passageways are located in Western al-Qariyah and Kharbat Qazalah, Tafs-Da’el international highway, and Kafr Shams-Deir al-Bakht road in Eastern Dara’a, noting that a number of civilians have managed to move towards the army-held regions.

Hundreds of residents of the towns of Da’el and Abta’ in Eastern Dara’a have fled to the army-controlled areas and were transferred to temporary shelters.

Field sources in Eastern Dara’a reported that the residents of the three towns of Abta’, Western al-Qariyah and Eastern al-Qariyah in Eastern Dara’a have called for the withdrawal of the terrorists.

They added that the civilians hoisted the Syrian army flags in the region but the terrorists fired at them.

The Syrian army started the second phase of its large-scale anti-terrorism operation in Southeastern Dara’a on Wednesday 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.

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