Zero Hour Approaches Al-Zabadani: 72 Hour Ultimatum Set to Expire
The Syrian Arab Army’s 63rd Brigade of the prestigious 4th Mechanized Division and Hezbollah issued a 72 hour ultimatum to the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” to put down their weapons and completely surrender; if not, they will no longer be offered the luxury of surrender in exchange for possible amnesty.
So far, the Islamist rebels have been reluctant to surrender to the Syrian Armed Forces and the Lebanese Resistance; however, on Tuesday, 14 more enemy combatants from Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and the Free Syrian Army’s “Al-Zabadani Hawks Brigade” (Liwaa Suqour Al-Zabadani) surrendered themselves to the nearest checkpoint manned by Syrian Arab Army soldiers inside the resort-city of Al-Zabadani.
On Tuesday morning, the Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance continued to press the Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham along the road leading to the Mahata Roundabout, killing a confirmed 13 enemy combatants and destroying three armored vehicles that were mounted with 14.5mm anti-aircraft machine guns.
Currently, the Islamist rebels are completely encircled and running out of territory under their control, as Hezbollah and the Syrian Armed Forces suffocate the enemy combatants entrenched in the city-center of Al-Zabadani.
Also applying pressure on the Islamist rebels: the Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) has been merciless in their aerial onslaught of the Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Jabhat Al-Nusra defensive positions, pounding the aforementioned Islamist groups with airstrike after airstrike inside the encircled Rif Dimashq Governorate cities of Madaya and Al-Zabadani.