FSA Fighters Capture Ground From ISIS-linked Groups West of Daraa

Moderate rebels seize Masaken Jillin from Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade and Islamic Muthanna Movement as clashes enter their third week in the southern province

Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters took ground from Islamic State-linked groups in the western countryside of Daraa on Sunday as clashes entered their third week in the southern province, activists said.

FSA units seized control of Masaken Jillin from the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade and allied Islamic Muthanna Movement, who continue to control Jillin town.

The moderate rebels were hit by two car bombs detonated by the Muthanna Movement at the gates of Jillin. No casualties were reported.

Units from the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade captured the town of Sahm al-Golan while its fighters continue to lay siege to Hait village, which is controlled by the Army of Conquest Islamist rebel alliance, a field source said.

Yarmouk Martyrs and the Muthanna Movement launched a major attack on rebel and Nusra Front positions two weeks ago, seeking to extend the territory under its control as concerns rise of an ISIS advance in Daraa following defeats in the Syrian desert and northeastern Syria.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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