Yesterday, the Islamist rebels from Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) and the Free Syrian Army’s “Southern Front Brigades” launched a large-scale counter-offensive at the strategic city of Sheikh Miskeen in the Dara’a Governorate’s northern countryside following the Syrian Arab Army’s capture of the Battalion 82 Headquarters last week.

On Tuesday morning, the Free Syrian Army and Jabhat Al-Nusra continued their counter-offensive to recapture the entire city of Sheikh Miskeen from the Syrian Arab Army’s 15th Brigade of the 5th Armored Division; however, they this assault did not end well for the Islamists, as 17 militants (14 identified) were reportedly killed, including a Jordanian national.

According to a military source inside the 5th Armored Division’s headquarters in the city of Izra’a, the Syrian Armed Forces were able to forestall the Islamist advance before they could make any-sort of advance inside of Sheikh Miskeen’s central district.

The Islamist rebels would eventually retreat south in order to evade the powerful airstrikes from the Russian Air Force and the barrage of mortar shells from the Syrian Arab Army’s artillery units operating inside of Sheikh Miskeen’s Battalion 82 Headquarters.

According to the battlefield reports from Sheikh Miskeen, the following militants were killed today:

  1. Mohammad Riad Al-Rahaylah
  2. Fida’a Ziad Al-Khabbi
  3. Hamza Al-Faraj
  4. Saayel Al-Wara’a
  5. Ahmad Qassem Al-Bardan
  6. Mufeed Abu Nabout
  7. Bashar Al-Natour
  8. “Abu Bilal Al-Homsi”
  9. Bassel Abu Al-Sil
  10. Mohannad Ahmad Al-Khateeb
  11. Abu Bakr Al-Muhajar
  12. Qassem Mohammad Al-Saleh
  13. Mohsen Al-Salakhadat (Jordanian) – aka “Imru Al-Qayss”
  14. Mufeed Najam Al-Najam
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Daahireeto Mohamud

After three months of Russian airstrikes, the SAA is yet to make strategic breakthroughs, the problem is SAA’s will,,morale, capability and tactics have not fundementally impoved since Russian intervention, SAA’s enemies are suicidal terrorists who are not giving ground easily, but what have been asking my self is:why the Kurds both In Syria are Iraq are capable of winning against Daesh in key battles and keeping their ground, before SAA got the Russian aircover I was thinking it is the US air support to Kurds that was making the difference, but now that excuse is not there since SAA enjoys… Read more »