BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:05 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham launched a large-scale assualt in the Golan Heights area of Al-Quneitra on Wednesday, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses around the town of Al-Maqrosah.
Using the cover of fog and rain, Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham stormed the Syrian Arab Army’a defenses outside of Al-Maqrosah, resulting in the capture of two checkpoints after a brief battle.
Following the capture of these checkpoints by Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham, the Syrian Arab Army’s 9th Division launched a counter-assault to reclaim these sites and expel the jihadist rebels from the area.
This counter-attack would prove successful, as the Syrian Army not only reclaimed the two lost checkpoints, but also inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy forces near Al-Maqrosah in the Golan Heights.
According to a military source in Damascus, Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham would also retreat from the nearby hilltop of Tal Marwan after being forced to withdraw from the Al-Maqrosah area on Wednesday evening.