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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Jihadist Attempt to Advance into Western as-Suwayda Governorate Ends in Complete Failure

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On Saturday, jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) launched a surprise attack along the as-SuwaydaDara’a axis, targeting Syrian Arab Army (SAA) defences near the historical town of Busra al-Sham. The rebels attempted to advance into the southwestern countryside of as-Suwayda last night; however, the SAA 5 Armoured Division and pro-government National Defence Forces (NDF) overwhelmed them. According to a military source in as-Suwayda, the jihadist rebels suffered heavy casualties during their ill-fated assault; this would prompt them to abandon their offensive operations to avoid more losses. Probably, the jihadist rebels launched this attack to ease the pressure on their allies losing ground in the eastern part of the province.

21 May 2017

Leith Fadel

AMN al-Masdar News

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/jihadist-attempt-advance-western-sweida-ends-complete-failure/

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