Hours after securing Tal Al-Hamr near the predominately Druze city of Hadar, the Syrian Armed Forces were attacked a large contingent of rebel insurgents from the Free Syrian Army’s “Southern Front” and the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” at the towns of Beit Jinn, Jabatha Al-Khashab, Maghar Al-Mir (Rif Dimashq Governorate), Mosahra, and the Al-Hamidiyah, resulting in non-stop firefights at the eastern countryside of the Al-Quneitra Governorate on Saturday.

The Jabhat Al-Nusra and Southern Front joint assault began at 8:15 A.M. (Damascus Time) on Saturday morning, when their fighters attacked the Liwaa Suqour Al-Quneitra (Quneitra Hawks Brigade) fighters outside of the town of Beit Jinn, resulting in a series of fierce firefights between the two opposing parties; these clashes would not subside until nightfall on Saturday evening.

In conjunction with their assault on Beit Jinn, the militants from Jabhat Al-Nusra and the Southern Front launched another assault on the Syrian Armed Forces’ frontline defenses at the town of Jabatha Al-Khashab, where both opposing parties exchanged a multitude of gunfire and artillery shells before the Syrian Arab Air Force’s (SAAF) hind helicopters arrived to bail out their comrades on the ground with a powerful assault on the enemy combatants from the air.

Following the success of Liwaa Suqour Al-Quneitra and Fouj Al-Joulan (Golan Regiments) at Hadar, the FSA’s Southern Front regrouped to conduct another intense assault on the outskirts of the town; however, they were once again met with fierce resistance from the Druze Civil Defense and the Syrian Armed Forces, who drove them away from the eastern axis of Hadar.

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Clashes were also reported between the Syrian Armed Forces and Jabaht Al-Nusra at Tal SyriaTel in Al-Mosahra, the Al-Hamidiyah Cemetery, and the northwestern axis of Maghar Al-Mir in the Rif Dimashq Governorate on Saturday.

 

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