Syrian Army Launches Offensive Against US-Backed Rebels in the South

Fighting is between cease fire area and US bases
Jason Ditz 10 hours ago

The Syrian military, backed by Shi’ite militias, have attacked a series of villages in southeastern Syria today, in the area east of the city of Sweida. The Beduoin villages have been under the control of the Free Syrian Army since March, when they were seized by ISIS.

The area is sparsely populated, but would give Syria a greater foothold along the Syria-Iraq border, something they’ve long sought. The area is outside of the southwestern part of the country, where a ceasefire was implemented yesterday and remains in place.