BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – On Tuesday, the jihadist forces in eastern Dara’a carried out their first attack on the provincial capital of Al-Sweida since late 2015.
According to a government report, the jihadist rebels heavily shelled Sweida city this morning, hitting the provincial capital’s Al-Jalaa and Astaqlal neighborhoods.
The missiles and mortar shells were fired by the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, who were angry over the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) attack on their positions in Busra Al-Sham.
In addition to the attack on Sweida city, the jihadist rebels also attacked the provincial capital of Dara’a, killing one child after a mortar shell hit their home.
With the recent build-up of Syrian military forces in southern Syria, the jihadist rebels have become increasingly more aggressive, as they await the government’s upcoming offensive.