Abdullah Abu Talha, field commander in the Southern Front Command, told the Anadolu news agency that with the FSA’s liberation of several villages in rural Dara’a recently, it now controls nearly 70% of the province, including the borders with Jordan.
Abu Talha added that fighters of the Southern Front Command has made progress in the Qalamoun area on the border with Lebanon and also seized long-range missiles from the 82nd Brigade in the town of Sheikh Misqin in rural Dara’a.
Abu Ahmed al-Assimi, member of the FSA’s Supreme Military Council (SMC) told Al Sharq al-Awsat newspaper that the Assad regime now controls no more than 20% of the southern front, and his troops are now concentrated in the security complex in Dara’a city, and on Izraa’-Damascus road which the regime forces are fighting desperately so as not to lose it as it is their sole supply route to Dara’a province.
Al-Assimi added that the Southern Front fighters control the Ramtha bordering crossing with Jordan, while the Assad regime still controls the Naseeb border crossing but it isolated and out of service. He pointed out that The Southern Front was formed through the merger of around 57 rebel factions, with a manpower of nearly 40,000 fighters distributed in Quneitra, Qalamoun and Dara’a. (Source: Syrian Coalition)