The Syrian army has taken Al Naimah, the last village on the road between Daraa and Saida, which has been taken yesterday. There is further advance toward the South, the road between Daraa and Um Mayatheen has been already reached. And the advance near the Jordanian border from the East is continuing too, the village Mitayah near the border has been taken. So, the important border crossing near Naseeb is now approached from two sides - less than 8km from North-West, around 3km from the East. The distance directly from the North via the M5 road is also the same distance, but there are yet the villages Um Mayatheen, and, East of it, Tayyiba, defended by the jihadists. So, we see another example of the preferred tactic of surrounding towns and villages instead of taking them directly, forcing the jihadists either to leave the towns without a fight (preventing civilian victims) or encircling them and then negotiating about surrender. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! While in the region of Naimah, Saida, Um Mayadin and Al Tayyibah there has been information about fights, the information about the advance along the border is different - some say, after an intial breaking of the defense line the jihadists simply run away, leaving the region unprotected, other claim that there was not even an initial fight, but that this is the result of a local surrender agreement. So, one can expect the Eastern pocket (or almost pocket - ) may be already left by the jihadists and will be taken without any fight. PS: There is information that SAA is close to taking Al Tayyibah.