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Sweida: ISIL Fails to Break through Syrian Army Positions, Suffers Heavy Casualties

28 December 2016 11:02

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Syrian Army soldiers warded off a large-scale attack of ISIL terrorists North-East of Sweida province, inflicting heavy casualties on the militants.

The army men engaged in fierce clashes with a large group of ISIL terrorists that attacked government positions in a region East of Sa’ad-al-Qasr road to advance towards Tal Banat Ba’eir.

The army soldiers inflicted a large number of casualties on the militants and repelled their attack.

In the meantime, the army troops targeted a gathering of ISIL terrorists in the village of al-Qasr and killed a number of them.

Earlier this month, the army troops fended off an offensive of a group of terrorists affiliated to Fatah al-Sham Front (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) on government forces’ positions in al-Tha’ala airbase, inflicting major losses on the militants

The terrorists that stormed government forces’ positions from the direction of Rakham, Karak and Um Walad in Western Dara’a managed to approach the nearby areas of al-Tha’ala airbase and al-Sheikh Hassan heights, but the Syrian army men repelled their attack, killing 20 militants and wounding several more.

Terrorists’ arms and ammunition also sustained major damage in the attack.

Al-Tha’ala airbase is located in Western Dara’a. In case al-Tha’ala and al-Darah regions are lost, the al-Tha’ala airbase will be threatened by militants, who will also be able to threat Sweida city.

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