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Syrian Army Repels Al-Nusra Front’s Attacks on Strategic Hilltops in Dara’a

24 April 2016 17:26



The Syrian army repulsed terrorists’ attack on Sheikh Hossein (Tal al-Sheikh Hossein) and Khalif hilltops in Dara’a province near the borders with Sweida.

The Al-Nusra Front terrorists were pushed back from the strategic regions in Dara’a province.

Meantime, a group of al-Nusra Front terrorists were killed as they were trying to attack strategic areas in Manshiyeh region in Dara’a al-Balad near the border with Jordan.

On Friday, the Syrian Army fended off al-Nusra Front’s assaults to prevail over the government forces’ military posts in the Northern part of Dara’a province, battlefield sources said, adding the terrorists suffered heavy casualties in their unsuccessful attacks.

“The Syrian soldiers and popular forces opened heavy fire at the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front members, repelled their attacks and forced them to retreat forces from the surrounding of Gherbet Ghazaleh,” the sources said.

“Al-Nusra terrorists, surprised by the very heavy fire of the government forces, pulled the remaining pockets of forces back to evade more casualties,” they further added.

Earlier this week, al-Nusra Front suffered a heavy death toll and its military hardware sustained major damage in the Syrian soldiers’ hour-long attacks on their strongholds in the key neighborhood of Dara’a al-Balad in the Southern part of Dara’a city.

The Syrian army men stormed strongholds of the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front in the Western side of the old customs building in al-Manshiyeh and Beir al-Shiah road to the Southern side of Dara’a al-Balad, which claimed the lives of at least 14 terrorists and destroyed their military vehicles and a large catch of their ammunition and weapons.

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