BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is set to launch a massive field operation in the provincial capital of Dara’a in the coming days.

However, in the mean-time, the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) took it upon themselves to launch their own assault on the Syrian Army’s positions in the Al-Manashiyah District.

Completely outnumbered by the Syrian Arab Army, the jihadist rebels stormed the government-held territory in Al-Manashiyah, where they were confronted by a large force comprised of soldiers from the 5th Armored Division and 4th Mechanized Division.

Within hours of launching the attack, the jihadist rebels managed to suffer heavy casualties, while also having two tanks severely damaged and three MLRS rocket launchers destroyed by the Syrian Arab Army.

Following the failed jihadist offensive, the Syrian and Russian air forces launched more than 20 airstrikes over HTS’ positions in the Dara’a Al-Balad District; these aerial attacks would inflict heavy damage on the militant defenses.

 

The video footage above was released by pro-opposition Qasioun News Agency, Saturday; it shows, the moment HTS was attacked from the air.
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I recall reading that the night before the US Air Strike north of Al Tanf last week Rebels used MLRS artillery against the SAA 5th Legion unit. It would be a reasonable guess that the three MLRS vehicles knocked out mentioned in this article were the same launchers?

In that case these Rebel forces are responsible for the US Air Strike too?

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Well, visibly, there were also units that are ally to SAA that used AA guns against US aircraft and so triggered a response. You have exactly the same pattern often occurring in Golan Heights when some SAA dudes begin to fire their mortars or Howitzer against the Israeli territory then end fired back at. Then you’ll have many accusing IDF or USAF at attacking SAA or allies when the formers provoked the reaction by simply acting stupid. This is highly counter productive as all have the same enemies : the terrorists! AFAIK, Grad MLRS were mostly bought 2nd hand from… Read more »