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Al-Quneitra: Al-Nusra Front militants caught smuggling weapons from Jordan

28 February 2015 9:56

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The Al-Quneitra front might be the most violent of the three, as this province has been immersed in an immense amount of bloodshed over the course of 48 hours.

On the Jordanian border, a Jabhat Al-Nusra contingent was caught by the SAA border security attempting to sneak weapons into Syria at the town of Simaj.

Upon discovery, a firefight broke-out between the Syrian border guards and the militants of Jabhat Al-Nusra that resulted in the death of 6 enemy combatants and the confiscation of all weapons and ammunition.

At Qasr Al-Beitaar Farms, the 9th Division confronted a group of armed militants making their way to the Dara’a Governorate from this road; however, they were unable to bypass the 9th Division and as a result, they were forced to withdraw.

The fiercest firefights were reported at the town of Al-Hamidiyah between Hezbollah and Jabhat Al-Nusra, as they both traded blows near the town cemetery – there was no confirmation on the total number of casualties, but a source in Al-Quneitra stated that dozens of enemy combatants were killed.

Jabhat Al-Nusra targeted the entrenched 9th Division soldiers at Mazra’a Al- Fazlaan, attempting to retake the eastern portion of this farm area in east Al-Quneitra – they were repelled after the Syrian Arab Air Force intervened.

Other clashes were reported in the Al-Quneitra Governorate at the villages of Tal Al-Dhahour south of Jabata Al-Khashab, Al-Samdaniyah, ‘Umm Batna, and Mosahra.

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