Rebel fighters advanced on several regime positions in the town of Bosra al-Sham in eastern rural Dara’a and now control a of number of strategic points inside the town. The remnants of regime forces inside the town are now besieged after rebels cut off the regime forces’ supply routes coming from Al Swaydaa’.
Member of the Syrian Coalition Ahmed al-Jibawi said that large parts of Dara’a province are now occupied by Iran and Hezbollah’s militias. In response to the rebels’ progress, Assad’s air force conducted several air strikes on the outskirts of the town and the nearby towns, demolishing a field hospital in Maa’raba.
Al Jbawi pointed out that Iran no longer shies away from announcing they occupy part of Syria’s territory, confirming that rebel fighters captured a number of Iranian mercenaries and of other nationalities.
Vice-President Hisham Marwa hails the “heroic fight put up by the FSA against the regime’s terror and the Iranian invasion of Syria, especially in Dara’a, Eastern Ghouta and Aleppo.”
“The FSA fighters have repelled successive attacks led by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps in Dara’a, northern Aleppo and Eastern Ghouta over the past few days and killed and captured hundreds of invading forces. Motivated by unshakeable faith in the cause they fight for, they have demonstrated tremendous courage and steely determination though under-resourced and outgunned,” Marwa added. (Source: Syrian Coalition)