In a renewed push to drive regime forces out of all Dara’a province, rebel fighters overran Brigade 52 located east of the town of Al-Hirak in rural Dara’a and also captured the nearby village of Western Maliha.
The rebel attack began with artillery and mortar salvo against the regime bastion, destroying many tanks and armored vehicles. As regime defenses began to collapse rebels launched the final ground attack and began combing the site.
Spokesman for the Syrian Coalition, Salem al-Meslet, highly praises the rebel achievement in Dara’a in all fronts across Syria, stressing that what is happening on the ground is the natural course of events, specifically when rebel efforts are unified and coordinated. “These spectacular gains will resonate loudly in all parts of Syria until all of Syria is liberated,” Meslet said.
“While rebel fighters continue to score sweeping gains against regime forces, the Syrian Coalition continue with its efforts to reach a political solution that ensures the realization of the aspirations of the Syrian people, stop the bloodshed, and allow for the rebuilding of Syria.
Brigade 52 is currently one of the regime’s largest army bases in Dara’a province as it overlooks several villages and towns in the province and is located east of Damascus-Dara’a highway. It blocks the movement of civilians between the surrounding villages as they simultaneously bomb. (Source: Syrian Coalition)