In the late hours of May 9 2018, Israel struck an Iranian base in Kisweh, Damascus province and fired artillery and mortars at Syrian Army positions in al-Ba’ath City in Quneitra province. This escalated into a large exchange of rockets and artillery fire. This map shows the provinces where military targets were struck in both countries.
Today the combined Syrian Army units of the Tiger Forces (from the south) and Republican Guard (from the northeast) captured eight more villages from the rebels north of Abu Duhur Airbase. This move has two purposes: to secure the northern perimeter of the base to protect it from counterattacks, and to allow Abu Duhur town to be attacked from three directions.