Syrian War Daily – Battle of Eastern Daraa: June 26


After capturing the crucial town of Busra al-Harir in a pre-dawn assault, the Syrian Arab Army continued its assault to the south. Army troops seized the village of Maliha al-Tash and the town of Nahtah. So far there has been no rebel counterattack. This advance puts the Army in a position to mount an assault on a chain of towns centered around the rebel stronghold and key government target of al-Hirak.

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Battle of Eastern Daraa – June 25


UPDATE: The Syrian Army has captured the town of Busra al-Harir since the writing of this article. In a night assault, the Tiger Forces sent in tanks and technicals (machine gun-armed pickup trucks) into the town, reportedly encountering little resistance. Dawn broke without the rebels launching a counterattack.

The Syrian Arab Army continued the assault it launched yesterday on rebels in eastern Daraa province. Syrian Army soldiers continued to advance in the al-Lajat plateau, seizing five more villages from Free Syrian Army forces. The rebel salient is rapidly collapsing, and at the current rate of advance will be captured within 48 hours.

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