This map shows the locations of Israeli Defense Forces units and Syrian Arab Army units in the Quneitra governorate, the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, and the UNDOF disengagement zone. Each flag icon indicates a military unit of troops manning a fixed position or military outpost/base.
The Syrian Army has tried twice yesterday to advance on the Nassib border crossing, failing both times due to rebel resistance. Continue reading
This is a map of territorial control by faction in the Middle East. Please note that resolution (and thus accuracy) is limited by the program used, and as such this map is not intended to give a completely precise view of the frontlines but rather a province-by-province breakdown of control. Countries and factions are mapped according to the exact color of their flags (with the exception of Turkey).
After multiple towns in Daraa governorate surrendered to the Syrian government yesterday, five towns were entered by the Syrian Army today (Western Ghariyah, Eastern Ghariyah, Jizah, Kahil, Sahwat al-Qamih), while one was secured by Russian military police (Dael). Continue reading
After the 12-hour truce agreed to yesterday failed to produce a comprehensive agreement, multiple towns in Daraa governorate declared they were “reconciling” with the Syrian government. Continue reading
The recent Syrian Army advances in the eastern countryside of Daraa governorate has changed the reality of travel in the region. Prior to Operation Basalt, if one wanted to travel between Daraa to Suwayda by car, the trip would have taken two hours. Now that al-Hirak has been taken by the government, the road trip lasts only an hour and twenty minutes.
Due to the seizure of a primary objective of Operation Basalt, a 12-hour truce has been agreed to. The agreement was brokered by Russia (the primary backer of the Syrian government) and Jordan (the main supporter of the southern rebels). The truce begins at midnight Damascus time, 15 minutes from the publication of this bulletin.
After the capture of the villages of Maliha al-Tash and the town of Nahtah yesterday, the Syrian Army appears to have captured the towns of Mulayhat Sharqiyah and Mulayhat Gharbiyah, east of al-Hirak, although these advances are not entirely confirmed. This advance puts the Army in a position to mount an assault the key rebel stronghold town of al-Hirak.
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.
In the above slideshow, a satellite image from June 22 is compared to one from June 25. Constrating the images, destroyed buildings can be see, indicated by red circles. These buildings were destroyed by Russian and Syrian airstrikes, because the buildings were suspected of housing rebel fighters.