BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – The Al-Qaeda linked Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham rebel group launched a major offensive in the Golan Heights, today, targeting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) controlled town of Hader in a bid to break the siege on the Beit Jinn pocket.
Backed by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), HTS and their allies managed to break-through the Syrian Army’s lines at the western outskirts of Hader when two suicide bombers scored direct hits on their positions.
As a result of this attack, HTS captured several points while also killing at least a half dozen civilians inside the predominately Druze town of Hader.
According to eyewitnesses in Israeli-occupied Majdal Al-Shams, the Israeli Defense Forces provided support to the Al-Qaeda linked rebels that were attacking the Syrian government positions near the town of Hader.
In response to this assault, the Syrian Arab Army sent a large number of reinforcements to Hader to help drive back the jihadist forces from the town’s western outskirts.
The counter-assault would prove successful, as the Syrian Army recovered several points, including the Al-Waseet Checkpoint and Qars Al-Nafl hilltop.
Backed by close support from their Air Force, the Syrian Army is now attempting to retake Tal Al-Harrah from the jihadist forces.
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