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Syrian Army Restores Security to Strategic Region in Quneitra despite Israel-Nusra Assault

2 July 2017 15:21

 

 The Syrian Army troops managed to fend off another Israeli-backed attack of Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) and restored full security to the town of al-Ba’ath in the Southern province of Quneitra.

The army men engaged in fierce clashes with Al-Nusra terrorists and warded off their attack.

The army soldiers further carried out a rapid counter-attack and managed to push terrorists back from two lost positions West of al-Ba’ath, restoring full security to the town.

The Al-Nusra, backed up by Israel, has carried out several rounds of attacks on pro-government forces’ positions.

In the meantime, the army units engaged in heavy fighting with Al-Nusra fighters that intended to prevail over the army’s defense lines Southeast of al-Hamidiyeh in Quneitra countryside.

The army’s artillery and missile units, meanwhile, pounded the movements of the terrorists in the region, inflicting major losses on the militants and forcing them to retreat from the battlefield.

Field sources confirmed that top Commander of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board) in the region nom de guerre Abu Abdullah al-Na’eemi was killed in the army attack in Quneitra.

News websites affiliated to the terrorists confirmed that they have lost all the captured positions to the army men in areas near al-Ba’ath.

The websites termed the army’s rapid and powerful attack and militants’ failure to run coordination as two main reasons of the terrorists’ withdrawal from regions near al-Ba’ath.

In relevant developments in the province on Thursday the army soldiers engaged in heavy clashes with al-Nusra terrorists who had attacked the army positions near al-Ba’ath city in the outskirts of Quneitra.

Simultaneous with Israeli fighter jets’ attacks against the army positions in Quneitra, the al-Nusra could advance in the region again but the Syrian troops regained control of the lost areas in counter attacks.

A military source said that the Syrian army has seized back control over all the regions occupied by the terrorists in collaboration with Israel in the past few days, adding that they are now in control of the situation in the region.

He added that over 50 terrorists have been killed and 150 others wounded during the recent clashes.

Two al-Nusra commanders namely Tariq Mansoud Mohammed Shahadat and Abu Osameh were killed and a large number of vehicles, weapons and military equipment of militants were smashed during the clashes.

Also, the Syrian army’s artillery and missile units targeted the al-Nusra terrorists’ positions and moves in several points, including the Public Relations building in Quneitra, al-Elm square at the Eastern entrance of the city and in Western al-Samadaniyeh.

Another military source reported that after the army resumed clashes with al-Nusra near al-Ba’ath city, the terrorists retreated towards al-Hamidiyeh and Western al-Samadaniyeh regions in a disorganized fashion.

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