BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has begun activating their sleeper cells in southwest Syria, as their large-scale offensive in Al-Quneitra and Dara’a looms.
According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Army’s sleeper cells have begun attacking the rebels through targeted assassinations and roadside bombs.
In particular, a Syrian Army sleeper cell carried out an assassination attempt of an important rebel leader that was traveling through the Al-Quneitra countryside earlier today.
The Syrian military spies in southern Al-Quenitra planted a roadside bomb along the ‘Ayn Ziwan Road, which would later be used by the leader of the Syrian Revolutionaries Front of the Free Syrian Army.
According to a military report from southwest Syria, the roadside bomb badly wounded the FSA commander, Thamer Al-Numairi, as he was attempting to head towards the front-lines in central Al-Quneitra.
Rebel activists reported that Numairi lost both his legs as a result of the explosion and one of his associates was killed.
More assassinations are expected in the coming days, as the Syrian military continues to target the rebels before their upcoming offensive.