"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Monday, May 08, 2017

US, Jordanian military presence growing in southern Syria amid new government offensive- Al-Masdar News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched an important offensive in the southeastern countryside of Damascus this past weekend that targeted the large rebel pocket in the Badiya region of the province.
Led by their 5th Legion, the Syrian Arab Army has managed to capture several sites east of the Al-Seen Airbase, including the Zaza Checkpoint, Sabihiyah Mountains, and Biyar Al-Saba area.
As a result of this recent advance today, the Syrian Arab Army has managed to impose fire control over this rural region north of the strategic Baghdad-Damascus Highway in southeast Damascus.
According to a Syrian Army officer in Damascus, the US-Jordanian Coalition has increased their presence at the Jordanian border in order to possibly deter the advancing government forces that are pushing to the Badiyah region of southeast Homs.
“We have intelligence reports revealing the build-up of US and Jordanian forces near the border,” the officer told Al-Masdar today.