Daesh is rehearsing Deir Ezzor scenario in Daraa. province that was empty of any Daesh elements.
How did it start ?
Last year, a group appears spreading Daesh’s ideology. This group started to issue takfiri statement against the opposition and JAN, which led to attacks between both sides in the province, to finally squeeze Liwa Shuhada Al Yarmuk (Daesh) in the village of Shajra at the west of Daraa province. The Liwa was left in that area amid sporadic clashes, because opposition forces got involved with continuous war against Halesh who started to expand in the south with russia airpower help.
The rehearsed scenario
Both Liwa Shuhada Yarmouk and Harakat Al Muthanna (Daesh arms in the south) started their conquest to control strategic and geographic spots.
The sleeper cells:Two days ago, they conrolled with the help of sleeper cells, Tseel and Adwan in the west of Daraa that both link the western province to Qunaytara which is controlled by the opposition. Then, they attempted to progress quickly with the help of sleeper cells towards the opposition controlled areas and Lajat. Yesterday FSA announced to have thwarted an attack on Nawa outskirts, killed Daesh elements and regained control of the area that Daesh groups have grabbed.
Intense clashes took place between #FSA and militants of Harakat AL Muthanna and some corrupted individuals and gangs in Al Mzeirib. Afer hours of battle, the town was cleansed and several were arrested.
Control the sensitive spots : Al Muthanna controls most of the areas and important junctions of areas that Liwa Shuhada grabbed. The military battle wih the opposition has reached its point of no return specially after Harakat Muthanna blew up the bridges (Hurayr) that links Jilin (Al Muthanna stronghold) to Khurab Al Shahm. Al Muthanna wanted to stop oppostion who controlled Khurab Al Shahm sending reinforcements against Liwa Shuhada Al Yarmuk in the west of the province. They made of Tseel and Adwan their flight point to control the rest of the province.
Harakat Al Muthanna blew out 2 bridges in Daraa western rif after clashes between Liwa Shuhada Al Yarmouk and both JAN and FSA, in a move to support Liwa Shuhada AL Yarmouk. The Harakat blew up first the important Hurayr bridge that links Tafas, Mzeirib, to Al Ash’ar and Jilin and neighborhoods where the Harakat has her main headquarter. They also blew up the Tal Samn bridge to stop opposition forces to send reinforcements and retake the areas grabbed by Liwa Shuhada Al Yarmouk yesterday and expell Harakat AlMuthanna from some villages and small towns.
Yesterday JAN lost its commander during the battle in Tseel and declared an all in out war against Daesh factions by sending reinforcements from the rest of villages and towns in Daraa province to Tseel.
Anyone who followed Deir Ezzor events as I did could see in those events the rehearsal of the scenario that Daesh has implemented in Deir Ezzor. Daesh started the conquest of the province of Deir Ezzor from Al Bukamal with the help of JAN’s commanders who accepted to pay allegiance. Today, Daesh used Harakat Al Muthanna in Daraa province to start the conquest of Daraa, by letting Jaish Fath focus their fight Liwa Al Shuhada Al Yarmouk (Daesh group).
P.S: Clashes are still taking on. No definit statement have been yet issued.