Sunday, June 10

Order of Battle for long-awaited Southern Offensive

By Leith Aboufadel
June 9, 2018
AMN (Al-Masdar News)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:15 P.M.) – The Syrian military is preparing to launch their largest offensive of the war next week, as they finalize their plans to kickoff this imperative operation in the provinces of Dara’a and Al-Quneitra.
According to a military source in Damascus, the government offensive will be led by two major forces in the Syrian Arab Army: the Tiger Forces and 4th Division.
The Tiger Forces are tasked with retaking the southern districts of Dara’a city, while the 4th Division will be split between the Al-Quneitra and Dara’a governorates.
Joining these two divisions will be a large number of soldiers and paramilitary troops that were previously deployed in the Damascus, Al-Sweida, Homs, and Hama governorates.
Below is a list of units participating in this battle:
Syrian Arab Army:
  • 4th Division
    • 39th Brigade
    • 40th Brigade
    • 42nd Brigade (Ghiath Forces)
  • 5th Armored Division
    • 15th Brigade
  • 7th Division
  • 9th Division
    • Shock Forces
  • 15th Special Forces Division
  • 90th Brigade
  • Republican Guard
    • 105th Brigade
    • 106th Brigade
  • Palestine Liberation Army (Palestinian wing of the Syrian Army)
  • Tiger Forces
  • National Defense Forces (NDF)
    • Liwaa Suqour Al-Quneitra
    • Fouj Al-Joulan
    • East Qalamoun Division
    • Damascus Division
    • Homs Division
    • Dara’a Division
  • Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP)
  • Liwaa Al-Quds (Palestinian-Syrian faction from Aleppo)
  • Raqqa tribal fighters


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