The latest developments in the battles of “Daraa” between the Syrian army and the militants.
The news of Daraa dominated the Syrian scene, after the armed groups deliberately thwarted the settlement agreement that was to be implemented in “Daraa Al-Balad”, by attacking residential neighborhoods and targeting Syrian army points in the countryside and the city, which necessitated the army’s response to those attacks and launching an operation Military action against the militants who persist in their intransigence and obstruction of all efforts to bring the settlement back to the right track.
During the past 2 days, violent battles took place between the Syrian army and armed groups within the city of “Daraa” and its countryside, which resulted in the Syrian army making progress towards “Daraa al-Balad”, while repelling many attacks carried out by the militants in other axis.
Among the most severe attacks carried out by armed groups on Syrian army points, was in the water resources area, the irrigation point which on Friday witnessed violent clashes between the 2 sides that lasted for hours before the Syrian army was able to confront the attack.
Sources of the Syrian Documentation Center reported that the clashes that took place at the “Al-Rai” point were the most violent, and ended with the withdrawal of the militants from the area after killing and wounding a large number of them, in addition to the destruction of several vehicles and pickup trucks used by the militants in their attack.
The sources pointed out that the clashes inside “Daraa” also concentrated in the “Al-Sad Road” area in the southwestern side of the city, in addition to the northeastern entrance of “Daraa” adjacent to the village of “Al-Naima” under the control of the militants, towards which the Syrian army also made progress.
As for Daraa’s countryside, the clashes took place in the eastern and northwestern countryside of the city, where the fiercest of them were recorded during an attack carried out by the militants towards the Syrian army points in the towns of “Sidon” and “Tal al-Saman”, which ended without the armed groups being able to make any progress within the 2 years.
The clashes were also distributed in the areas of “Tafas”, “Muzayrib”, “Al-Barouda”, “Tal Al-Samin”, “Al-Shajara”, “Sahem Al-Golan”, “Ankhil”, “Nimr” and “Jassem” within the northwestern countryside of “Daraa”, the Syrian army targeted gatherings of militants in the vicinity of the towns of “Tsil” and “Nawa” in the same countryside.
As for the eastern countryside of “Daraa”, the Syrian army’s operations were concentrated against the militants located in the villages and towns of “Umm Al-Mayadin”, “Al-Taybeh”, “Sidon”, “Al-Jizah” and “Al-Shara’a farms”, with the battles extending at a huge pace to the towns of “Mleiha Al-Atash” and Al-Harak northeast of Daraa.
The sources reported that all the clashes that took place between the Syrian army and armed groups throughout Friday didn’t result in any progress for the militants, contrary to what was reported by some opposition media websites, noting at the same time that the Syrian army clearly controls the field situation, as he could make broader progress in the region, but he preferred to give the militants a deadline to abide by the settlement agreement.
As for the current field situation in “Daraa” today, the various fighting fronts are in a state of cautious calm, after the Syrian army announced the suspension of its military operation and giving another opportunity to the militants in order to submit to the settlement agreement that was obstructed by them.
According to the sources, a new round of talks is currently taking place between the negotiating parties from the notables of Daraa and the officials of the Syrian state, in the presence of the Russian guarantor, amid expectations that the agreement file will be finalized in the coming hours.
It’s noteworthy that the attempts of the militants to stop the settlement agreement in “Daraa al-Balad” was represented by some of them refusing to one of the clauses that require the settlement of their situation and handing over their weapons to the Syrian state, or the deportation of those who do not want the matter outside the region, to show the militants’ rejection of both matters in an incapacitating manner accompanied by their implementation of provocative attacks on neighborhoods of the city and the Syrian army points, which ignited the security situation in Daraa in general.