Source: Terrorists’ Attacks against Dara’a Ordered by Persian Gulf Arab States
“The Persian Gulf Arab states didn’t favor convergence between Syria and Jordan and therefore, they ordered the terrorists to launch military operations in Dara’a,” the source was quoted as saying by Lebanon’s Hadath News on Tuesday.
According to the report, the Syrian army could repel the al-Nusra (Fatah al-Sham) Front terrorists’ offensive against Dara’a.
Meantime, news sources affiliated to the militants said that the Jordanian forces have not allowed the wounded al-Nusra terrorists to cross the border for treatment.
Also, a military analyst said the battles in Dara’a would end with the victory of the Syrian army and resistance forces given the international tendency towards a political settlement of the Syrian crisis.
Reports said on Monday that the army troops repelled a large-scale offensive of al-Nusra Front on government forces’ positions in the Southern city of Dara’a, killing 20 terrorists including their emir.
The army soldiers fended off Nusra’s attack on their positions in al-Manshiyeh neighborhood, killing 20 terrorists and wounding tens more.
Nusra’s Field Commander Abu Rayan Ordoni was amongst the killed terrorists.
Nusra’s bomb-laden suicide vehicles were also destroyed in the failed attack.
Also on Monday, Syrian army troops warded off a large-scale offensive of the terrorists on government forces’ positions in the Central and Western parts of Dara’a city, killing 45 militants of al-Nusra Front, including several field commanders.
Al-Nusra and other groups of the newly-formed Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board) carried out a large-scale attack on government forces’ positions in the districts and neighborhoods of al-Manshiyeh, Sajineh, Hamideh al-Taah and Busra square in the Central and Western parts of Dara’a city, targeting residential areas including al-Sajari neighborhood by mortar shells.
The army soldiers, in the first hours of the terrorists’ attack, retreated tactically to regroup and further engaged in fierce clashes with terrorists, killing 45 terrorists and destroying five military vehicles and a tunnel.
Several commanders were amongst the killed terrorists.