DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:20 P.M.) – After more than a month of relative calmness, frontlines in southwestern Dara’a countryside bursted with violent firefights as militants of the so-called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) launched an assault on Adwan hill controlled by jihadists of Jaish Halid ibn Al-Walid group.

Clashes were ongoing for several hours ending with FSA fighters complete withdrawal towards starting points.

Two FSA militants were reportedly killed as a result of clashes, before their commanders decided to retreat, being unable to break through enemy defenses.

Jaish Halid ibn Al-Walid is a Dara’a branch of the so-called “Islamic State”. The group of former Syrian armed opposition militants pledged allegiance to IS in 2015.

Jihadists control a small pocket in southwestern part of Dara’a province that borders with both Jordan and Israel.

Local IS media wing has published a number of images taken at the frontline today:

This is not the first attempt by FSA militants to advance in the area. On May 9, they launched a powerful attack on IS positions on the same axis, only to suffer a bitter defeat with heavy casualties.

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Ibrahim Ibn Yahya

“Foils”?? you mean to say “they walked right by them”, right? notice how no one ever gets recorded being killed by the other when it comes down to these ISIS vs SDF(FSA and other proxies(all under the same banner)) firefights. that’s why they provide their own vague a*s photos but also notice how there are never ridden with brutalality such as the videos of them stumping on a russian soldier’s corpse or shooting a Syrian government agent in the face, we’ve all seen those videos. but where are the ones when isis does this to one of the american proxies… Read more »