BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The pro-government paramilitary group, Liwaa Suqour Al-Quneitra (Quneitra Hawks Brigade), downed a drone belonging to the Al-Qaeda linked Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham rebel faction in the Golan Heights region of Al-Quneitra on Friday.
According to the government paramilitary group, their fighters downed the HTS drone, Friday, when it was flying over their positions in the Khan ‘Arnabeh area of the Golan Heights.
The HTS drone was attempting to capture images of the Syrian military’s positions around Khan ‘Arnabeh, which most likely has to do with the latter’s recent offensive in nearby Beit Jinn.
Units from the Syrian Army’s 42nd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division and 90th Brigade have been on the offensive in the Beit Jinn pocket recently, capturing several sites in the northern part of this rural area on the border of the Damascus Governorate.
With the pressure mounting on their forces in Beit Jinn, HTS and their allies are worried another Syrian military operation is set to begin in the Golan Heights; hence, the influx of spy drones over Khan ‘Arnabeh.