The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and their allies have reportedly established full control of the district of Lajat in the province of Daraa. According to pro-government sources, militants in the area have mostly surrendered to government troops.
Additionally, the SAA and its allies liberated the village of Mleha al-‘Atsh and captured the center of Busr al-Harir.
If all these reports are confirmed, government forces have liberated about 400km2 since the start of clashes in northeastern Daraa last week.
On June 25, the Russian Defense Ministry released a statement saying that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) had carried out a large attack on government positions in the province. The attack was repelled and 70 militants were killed.
This attack likely was an attempt to sabotage the SAA progress in Lajat.
On June 26, Israel reportedly carried out a new missile strike on Syria targeting the Damascus International Airport.
According to pro-government sources, at least two missiles fell in near the airport. Pro-Israeli sources claim that the strike hit an Iranian cargo plane inside the airport.
Local sources say that Syrian air defense systems were employed. However, it is unclear if some missiles were intercepted.
An alleged pro-government partisan group, the Popular Resistance in Manbij, has announced the start of preparations for an uprising against foreign occupiers – i.e. forces of the US, France and Turkey – aiming to divide Syria.
In April, a similar group, entitled “the Popular Resistance in al-Hasakah”, appeared in eastern Syria. This group also threatened the US-led coalition and its proxies with attacks. However, no notable attacks have been carried out so far.
In any case, appearance of such groups show that far from everyone in northeastern Syria like the US-led coalition.
I hope the SAA interrogates the leaders of these militants and records it on video and uploads it to the Internet for the world to see.
1. “What country are you a citizen of?”
2. “Who provided the weapons, ammunition, training, armor, food, water, medical care and transportation in order for your groups to continue to fight the Syrian government?”
3. “Were you trained to use chemical weapons and provided the means to build and release them on the local population located where you were operating in?”
4. “Were you paid as mercenaries and in what currency (U.S. Dollars, Euros, Shekels, etc.)?”
The criminal acts of the western powers must be exposed, prosecuted and severely punished in the International Court of Justice. Otherwise, If the United Nations fails to act then it is clearly a sham and should be abolished.
Surely with Jordan still seemingly acting as some kind of focus point organising supporting these groups and has an operations room for this it has broken the deconfliction “agreement “in south west Syria by usa Russia and Jordan…..so what can be done…….?
Update by Ziad Fadel, editor of SyrPer, this evening:
In the latest news from the Southern Front, which now includes Qunaytra, Der’ah and Suwaydaa`, the Syrian Army and its allies have been rolling over huge swathes of territory once controlled by Obama’s murdering psychopaths. Today, we can confirm the total liberation of Basr Al-Hareer and Mulayhaat Al-‘Atash which effectively surrounds all terrorists in the Al-Lijaat area and connects the SAA’s forces ion both Suwaydaa` and Der’ah.
Yesterday, June 25, 2018, the SAA was active in Western Suwaydaa` and Der’ah’s Al-Lijaat region. That region is known for its difficult terrain and caves where terrorists could hide. No more. After pounding the area with rockets from the air, the Syrian Army and (believe it or not) elements of the FSA which agreed to amnesty and to fight with the government, killed over 70 rodents belonging to Nusra/Alqaeda at Hawsh Hammaad, Al-Mujaddida, Haamaan, Al-Mudawwara and Jadal. Also, the SAA and its allies destroyed 3 armored cars, 14 4-wheel-drive flatbeds with 23mm cannons and 11 trucks without losing a single soldier. It can now be said with confidence that the Al-Lijaat Area is completely rat-free.
Last night, a Zionist F-16 flying over South Lebanon fired 2 rockets at targets around the Damascus International Airport. While Syrian Air Defenses attempted to intercept the projectiles, they succeeded in only forcing the rockets to land in barren areas outside the airport’s perimeter. No target was struck. The apparent aim of the attack was two HZB warehouses which are dug deep underground to avoid exactly this kind of attack. No weapons were destroyed and the Zionist operation was a miserable failure.
“Every month Israel would send us $200,000 to keep fighting”
Daraa Quneitra where the trouble started in Syria
Israeli-occupied-Golan where the foreign agitators and their money and their weapons (including their air force) came from.