According to sources in Syria, Islamist fighters led by Ahrar Al-Sham launched a surprise attack against the Syrian Army earlier today, in Quneitra province. Specifically, the attack took place between Beit Jenn and the town of Al-Maqrousah.
The militants captured the Al-Dahr Al-Aswad hill after intense clashes with fighters from the Syrian Army. At least 5 SAA soldiers were killed, and around 10 others were injured. It is believed that pro-government forces were preparing to launch an offensive in the area, to liberate the last militant stronghold in the West Damascus countryside.
Our sources in Syria also said that the militants were supported logistically by the Israeli military, and that capturing Al-Dahr Al-Aswaad won’t significantly effect military operations in the area, as the captured area was an early-warning checkpoint, not a major base.
However, by capturing the checkpoint, the militants seized a significant amount of weaponry and ammunition (images are below.)
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