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Syrian Army Ambushes Large Islamist Contingent in As-Sweida; Israeli Weapons Confiscated

8 May 2015 8:36


On Thursday morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Armored Division – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) – laid a powerful ambush on a large Islamist rebel contingent traveling through the hills of Al-Khalidiyah in the As-Sweida Governorate.

The militants from the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” and their allies from “Liwaa Al-Yarmouk” and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) were traveling through Al-Khalidiyah in order to transport a multitude of Israeli and American manufactured weapons to their fighters entrenched in the northern countryside of As-Sweida.

Video evidence from the ambush was released by members of the NDF, which depicted approximately 30 armed militants traveling through a desolate area in Al-Khalidiyah before a roadside bomb was detonated by the Syrian Armed Forces; this resulted in the death of all the Islamist fighters traveling in the convoy.

After the ambush, members of the Syrian Armed Forces inspected the site, discovering a large cache of heavy weaponry that included American made anti-tank TOW missiles, assault rifles, ammunition, and rocket propelled grenades.

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