Dara’a: Tens of Terrorists Killed in Failed Attack on Syrian Army Positions
The army soldiers engaged in tough battle with Al-Nusra Front terrorists that had launched a large-scale attack on government forces’ positions in al-Manshiyeh neighborhood with six bomb-laden suicide vehicles, hundreds of explosive gas containers and missiles, killing over 75 terrorists, including suicide attackers and militants from Saudi Arabia and Jordan.
Several senior commanders, including Commander of Majd al-Islam Battalion Mohammad Abazeid nom de guerre Abu Moslem and Salim Mohammad Shatiwi, were among the terrorists killed in the battle.
Military sources said that simultaneous with the clashes between the army men and terrorists in Dara’a city, Khalkhaleh airbase went on red alert and several army aircraft carried out combat flights over the Al-Nusra’s defense lines and movements in al-Manshiyeh.
The sources, meantime, rejected reports alleging terrorists’ advances in al-Manshiyeh, saying the army had in some cases conducted tactical retreating, but now the army soldiers are carrying out counterattack and taking back lost positions.
Relevant reports said on Saturday that the missile and artillery units opened heavy fire at the positions and defense lines of Al-Nusra in Busra al-Sham in Eastern Dara’a, destroying one of their main command posts, and killing the entire militants in there including several commanders.
The army soldiers engaged in heavy fighting with a group of terrorists in Tariq al-Saad (way to dam) neighborhood in Dara’a al-Balad district, killing a number of militants.