Terrorists Fail again to Prevail over Syrian Army Positions in Dara’a
The army soldiers engaged in an intense battle with Al-Nusra that attacked government forces’ positions in al-Manshiyeh neighborhood from Mo’awiyeh school, fending off their offensive and killing or wounding a number of them.
In the meantime, the army’s artillery and missile units opened heavy fire at the movements and gathering centers of Al-Nusra in the neighborhoods of al-Bahar, al-Arbaeen garden, the road to the dam, Northeast of al-Banin school and areas near al-Yarmouk school in Dara’a city, destroying two command posts, three missile launchers, two mortar launchers, a machinegun-equipped position and killing a large number of militants.
Local sources reported, meantime, that the army ambushed a military vehicle of the terrorists on the road connecting al-Qariyeh al-Qarbi to Seida in Eastern Dara’a heading towards al-Manshiyeh neighborhood to back militants there.
Six militants were killed and five more were wounded in the ambush.
Also the army troops, backed up by the country’s Air Force, warded off another massive attack of Al-Nusra Front in the Southern city of Dara’a on Sunday, killing over 75 terrorists, including senior commanders.
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.