The Druze of the Al-Sweida Governorate are well-known for their hospitality; however, they were not hospitable hosts to the Free Syrian Army’s “Southern Front Brigades” on Wednesday morning.

Instead, the Druze Civil Defense Forces displayed another set of traits they have become known for: their toughness and fearlessness on the battlefield.

As the Southern Front Brigades and their allies from Jaysh Al-Yarmouk and the Syrian Al-Qaeda organization “Jabhat Al-Nusra” approached Tal Sheikh Hussein in Al-Sweida’s western countryside, they found themselves surrounded by a large contingent of fighters from the National Defense Forces (NDF), Jaysh Al-Muwaheddeen (Druze Army), and the Druze Civil Defense Forces.

Unfortunately for the Southern Front Brigades and their allies, the Druze refused to sit idly as these Islamist forces continue to assault Al-Sweida and the Golan Heights of Al-Quneitra.

According to a military source in Al-Sweida, the Druze Civil Defense Forces and their allies  killed 28 enemy combatants and destroyed three of their armored vehicles that were mounted with anti-aircraft machine guns.

Firefights are still ongoing to the west of Tha’lah Military Airport; however, it appears that the Southern Front Brigades and their allies have been unsuccessful for the third time this week; this has resulted in a high casualty count for the Islamist rebels.

 

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