The Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra – alongside their comrades from Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and the Free Syrian Army’s “Al-Zabadani Hawks Brigade” – are encircled and under siege by the Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah inside the resort-city of Al-Zabadani.

With no outlet to retreat, Jabhat Al-Nusra and company are facing a difficult predicament: do they surrender to the Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah? Or do they attempt to lift this brutal siege of Al-Zabadani and Madaya?

It seems that the Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah have had enough of the Islamist rebels and their procrastination; in fact, they have issued their final ultimatum on Wednesday: “surrender or prepare to die.”

This message was delivered to the fighters of Jabhat Al-Nusra and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham during a fierce firefight with the Syrian Arab Army’s 63rd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division at the southern outskirts of  Al-Zabadani’s downtown area.

Meanwhile, north of Madaya, the SAA’s 63rd Brigade – in coordination with Hezbollah, the National Defense Forces (NDF), and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) – captured the Al-Suhlaha Farms after intense firefights with Liwaa Suqour Al-Zabadani and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham on Wednesday morning in Al-Zabadani.

Near the Al-Suhlaha Farms in southern Al-Zabadani, the Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah once against inched closer to the Lebanese border, capturing the village of Al-Marawah near the strategic town of Madaya.

 

Advertisements
Share this article:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
ALSO READ  Massive blast rocks rebel stronghold near Turkish border (video)
Editor-in-Chief Specializing in Near Eastern Affairs and Economics.

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.