BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 A.M.) – A powerful Islamic State affiliate militia based in the southwestern Syrian province of Daraa has kicked-off a now wave of assaults against local rebel groups throughout the region, targeting a key fortress town held by opposition fighters.

On Tuesday, the ISIS-linked Jaysh Khalid Ibn al-Walid militant group (alternatively called the Saifullah al-Maslul Army) struck the positions of Syrian rebels at the town of Hayt in southern Daraa in a ferocious assault that was backed up by heavy fire support assets.

Reportedly using tanks, howitzers and mortars to shell rebel defenses around Hayt in the opening phase of the attack, Islamic State terrorists then stormed the town with infantry forces.

However, despite ISIS hurling several waves of attacks at Hayt, Free Syrian Army-linked fighters held strong and managed to repel the terrorist group’s offensive on the town.

The town of Hayt – located right on the frontier of ISIS-held territory and rebel-held areas in Daraa – has endured over a dozen assaults against it by the Jaysh Khalid Ibn al-Walid militia since the mid-2017 with rebel fighters rebuffing all attempts to date.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 122
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    122
    Shares
ALSO READ  Russian warplanes kill several foreign jihadists as Syrian troops attempt to advance to Kabani

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.