Pro-government forces are rapidly developing their operation in southern Syria crashing militants in the provinces of Quneitra and Daraa.
On July 16, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies liberated the villages of Al-Harra, Nimer, Umm al-Awsaj and the hills of Harra and Ahmar. Separately, the Syrian state-run media reported that the SAA also liberated the villages of Kafr Shams, al-Taiha and Zamrin.
According to local sources, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and its allied radical armed groups have little resources to resist the ongoing SAA advance and their only hope is the so-called “international community” led by the US and Israel, which may take some military action against Syrian governemnt forces.
However, if the US-led bloc carries out another round of missile strikes on Syria, this will not likely change the strategic situation in the southern part of the country. The fate of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in the area is pre-determined.