Reports of artillery and that “local militant groups from the western village of Dara’a deployed near Tafas” leaves questions about who is in control.
The comments come after Syrian regime media has blamed Israel for airstrikes near Damascus, Palmyra, Homs and the border with Lebanon in recent weeks.
SANA quotes military source saying soldier killed, ammunition depot destroyed
Damascus has previously stated its opposition to the kind of federal-state sought by the main Kurdish groups.
The convoy was being sent to reinforce a Turkish military presence on the border near the northern Syrian province of Idlib.
President Donald Trump announced last month the decision to withdraw 2,000 US troops who have deployed to Syria.
The plan has no set timetable, so the withdrawal may be slower than originally anticipated.
Well known for documenting peaceful protests against the Assad regime, activists, friends and allies mourned his loss on social media.
Israel reportedly rejects Russian offer to prevent Iranian-backed forces from operating near the border, prompting many to question whether Jerusalem is demanding too much