The United Nations warned that a full-scale battle in the southwest of Syria could affect the population and area similar to those affected by the battles for Eastern Ghouta and Aleppo combined.
UN special envoy for the Syria crisis Staffan de Mistura told the UN Security Council that such a battle could exacerbate tensions with Israel and jeopardize the small progress being seen in international political negotiations, which are focused on efforts to establish a constitutional committee.
According to him, the current situation is escalating dangerously.
Two days ago, it became known that the Syrian army took control of the Lajat district in the northwestern province of Deraa.
The captured area includes Busra al-Harir, which became the target of massive bombing from Russian aircraft and the Syrian regime for several days.
The region is politically sensitive due to its location near Israel and Jordan and because there is a “de-escalation” agreement between the United States, Jordan and the Syrian government’s ally, Russia.