Commander of the FSA Qadisiyah Brigade, Brig. Gen. Mousa Zoabi said they are committed to the truce announced in Dara’a if Assad forces do the same. He pointed out that the Assad regime is exploiting the truce to regroup and maintain its aircrafts.
The FSA groups have managed to repel a large-scale attack by regime forces and the Hezbollah militias who have been trying to advance on the liberated neighborhoods of Dara’a since early June, Zoabi said. He added that they have destroyed seven tanks, two Shilka vehicles, three bulldozers, and three armored personnel carriers as well as killed more than 50 pro-regime militants.
Meanwhile, the operations room of the Karama FSA Brigade said that they have killed and wounded a number of pro-regime militants who were trying to advance on the town of Dael in northern rural Dara’a in a new violation of the truce.
A source in the Karama Brigade said that their fighters repelled an attempt by regime forces to advance on Dael coming from the “Abandoned Battalion” position and the Abu Madi farm east of the town of Ibta under artillery and missile cover.
Dara’a province has been subjected to intensive aerial and artillery bombardment by regime forces since early June. Regime forces are using high-explosive missiles, barrel bombs, naval mines, and napalm to bomb the FSA-held areas in the province. The most violent bombardment has targeted the neighborhoods of Dara’a Albalad as regime forces have been trying to storm the area despite the “de-escalation zones” agreement reached in the Kazakh capital Astana on May 4. Dara’a province as well as three regions across Syria are covered by the agreement. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Smart News Network)