On Thursday morning, a fighter loyal to Hayyat Tahrir al-Sham blew himself up in Daraa amid an ongoing attempt by rebel forces to break through government fortifications in the city.

The car bomb struck positions held by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) at the Al-Sanfor Checkpoint in the southwestern Al-Manshiyah district. The attack was followed by a series of firefights in the neighborhood; neither side gained any ground during these clashes.

Al-Masdar News was not able to confirm with its military sources whether the SAA suffered any casualties due to the attack.

In response to the suicide bombing, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) intensified its sorties on insurgents in Daraa city throughout the day. According to the Syrian Opposition, over 300 Russian and Syrian airstrikes have been conducted on Daraa in the past 11 days.

On February 12, Hayyat Tahrir al-Sham and Southern Front launched their joint “Humiliation rather than death” offensive that ultimately looks to expel the SAA from Daraa city.

Meanwhile, clashes also continued in the western countryside of Daraa where an ISIS-affiliated faction has captured a handful of towns over the past week.

Pictures of today’s SVBIED (suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device):

Majd Fahd contributed to this report.

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Stern Daler

Poor man’s guided missile. Looks spectacular – much of the blast has evaporated to the sky and was not directed to the target.

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It is actually “death rather than humiliation” rather than “Humiliation rather than death”. although it makes sense even if wrong, because these days jihadists prefer humiliation over death.

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I think they see the SAA as the bigger threat than Daesh. Typical of the takfiri scum.

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ziad welds

“Humiliation rather than death” that makes no sense,,i think you mean to say ” death rather than humiliation”

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Operation “Humiliation rather than death” hahahaha ?