Earlier today in the Dara’a Governorate’s northern countryside, the Syrian Arab Army’s 15th Brigade of the 5th Armored Division – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Izra’a – carried out a powerful ambush that caught the Free Syrian Army’s “Harakat Muthanna” off-guard along the Sheikh Miskeen-Inkhil Road.
According to a military source from the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Armored Division in Izra’a, the 15th Brigade and the National Defense Forces struck a contingent of about 20 militants from Harakat Muthanna while they were heading south on the Sheikh Miskeen-Inkhil Road towards the strategic city of Sheikh Miskeen in northern Dara’a.
The military source also added that at least 15 of the 20 enemy combatants from Harakat Al-Muthanna were killed during the ambush – a few of the militants were able to escape north towards Inkhil in order to evade the Syrian Armed Forces.
Over 40 militants from the Free Syrian Army and their affiliate groups have been reportedly killed in the Sheikh Miskeen countryside in the last 24 hours; this death toll came as a result of the Islamist rebel counter-offensive to retake the west district of this city.
Firefights are still ongoing between the Syrian Armed Forces and the Islamist rebels in western Sheikh Miskeen; however, the Free Syrian Army’s counter-offensive has been repelled by the 15th Brigade – they still control every site they captured in the last two weeks.