Fighters of the Free Syrian Army attacked regime positions in the towns of Deir Aladas, Alhibariya and Fatima Hills in the area known as the “triangle of death” in northern rural Dara’a province on Monday. The FSA fighters used rockets and artillery to carry out the attack which resulted in the destruction of two armored vehicles and the killing of a number of pro-regime militants, including a lieutenant, according Masar Press news outlet.
FSA sources said that the Assad regime brought in reinforcements to the area from the 9th Division positioned in the town of Alsanamayn in rural Dara’a. The sources added that the Assad regime is ramping up forces in the 7th Division and the 68th Brigade in preparation for an offensive on the towns of Khan Alsheeh and Aldurkhabiya in southern Rural Damascus.
Meanwhile, clashes between FSA fighters and regime forces continued on the outskirts of the town of Alnaemah in rural Dara’a for the fourth consecutive day. Regime forces shelled the town with rockets, killing and injuring a number of civilians.
Regime forces shelled the farmlands surrounding the towns of Alharra, Aqraba, Alnaemah and Kafar Shams, causing civilian casualties and setting crops on fire.
The FSA operations in the “triangle of death” area on Monday came in response to an appeal signed by many revolutionary, military and civilian figures who called on the FSA groups in Dara’a province to resume fighting against regime forces across Dara’a battlefronts in order to relieve pressure on rebel groups in the rest of Syria’s provinces, especially on the town of Daraya west of Damascus. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Orient News)