DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4: 40 P.M.) – Jihadi rebels managed to seize a key base west of the southern city of Daraa as battles re-erupted today following the end of a 48 ceasefire.
The Islamist Insurgents launched a massive counter-offensive whereby they took over the Air Defense Base located directly to the west of the provincial capital, in addition to a nearby hilltop. This comes only a few hours after the government forces recaptured the strategic site early today.
Five Army troops have been killed, 4 others captured alive in the counter-attack which also resulted in rebels seizing a T-72 tank.
The Base retains a strategic importance for it serves as the main supply route between the rebel-controlled parts of the provincial capital and the western countryside of Daraa.
According to informed sources, the Syrian Army will more likely push for another major assault in order to re-take the base.