BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:15 P.M.) – The Army of Mohammad operations room – a coalition of anti-government militias including the Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) jihadist group and Free Syrian Army (FSA) Islamist faction – after having launched a miserably unsuccessful offensive (despite it being backed by the Israeli Air Force) on the city of Madinat al-Baath over the last ten days, are now vowing to continue operations against pro-government forces.
According to a recent statement released by the militant coalition, forces of the Army of Mohammad operations room are to continue offensive actions against pro-government forces in Quneitra Governonate.
The document also claims that pro-government forces have so-far suffered over 120 men dead and lost four armored vehicles due to combat operations near the city of al-Baath. There is no way for Al-Masdar News to verify this claim.
Furthermore, according to the statement, the Army of Mohammad operations room was able to, by its offensive actions so far, relieve pressure on other fronts in Syria (likely a reference to Daraa and East Ghouta), improve coordination between the various Islamist militant groups involved in the mission and raised rebel morale.
No thanks or praise was offered to Israel for its provisional role as the de facto air force of the jihadist-led Army of Mohammad operations room during the offensive action of the preceding ten days.