The army’s artillery and missile units shelled the defenses of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) in the Al-Lijat region for the first time in several weeks.
Furthermore, the Syrian Army’s attack was meant to fracture the front-lines of the militants before they launch their long-awaited offensive in Southern Syria.
The Syrian Army has already mobilized thousands of soldiers to participate in the upcoming Southern Syria offensive; however, the majority of these troops have deployed to Quneitra and Sheikh Meskeen region of Dara’a.
Terrorist groups in the Southern provinces of Dara’a and Quneitra formed a new coalition on Sunday amid the Syrian Army’s preparedness to launch an imminent large-scale operation to end militancy in the Southern part of the country.
The army dispatched a large number of fresh forces and a large volume of military hardware to Dara’a city and its countryside and Quneitra province in recent days as a prelude for kicking off an imminent operation against the terrorist groups in Southern Syria.
In the meantime, the army issued last warnings to the terrorists, calling on them to lay down arms and join reconciliation plan.
Field sources, meantime, reported that several terrorist groups, including Ahrar al-Nowa, Shahid Jamil Abu al-Zein, al-Maqawir al-Khasa and Abna al-Joulan embarked on forming a new coalition named Jeisha al-Anqaz to face the army’s upcoming operation.