On Saturday morning, the Islamist rebel fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” launched a fresh offensive inside the Golan Heights of the Al-Quneitra Governorate after the latter rebuffed the reconciliation offer from the National Defense Forces’ predominately Druze contingent “Fouj Al-Joulan” (Golan Regiment).
The Islamist rebel fighters of the Free Syrian Army and Jabhat Al-Nusra attacked Fouj Al-Joulan’s defensive positions at the strategic hilltops of Tal Al-Ahmar and Tal Al-Qaba’a, where they engaged one another in a series of fierce firefights that stretched from 10:00 A.M. to 9:30 P.M. (Damascus Time) on Saturday evening.
According to a military source in Al-Quneitra, the Islamist rebel fighters of the Free Syrian Army and Jabhat Al-Nusra have been unsuccessful in breaching the Syrian Armed Forces’ frontline defenses at Tal Al-Ahmar and Tal Al-Qaba’a; this has resulted in the death of over 25 enemy combatants from the Islamist rebel units.
Recently, the Druze of Hadar offered the tribes of Jabatha Al-Khasheb and Beit Jinn a reconciliation agreement to end all hostilities between each other; this offer was originally met with optimism, but later was rejected by the Islamist rebels.
With no reconciliation agreement in place, the Islamist rebels look to capture the remaining hills near the town of Hadar in order to take control of the remaining areas in the Golan Heights.