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.
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.