The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has assigned Brigadier General Osama Zahreddine the task of leading the Hader-Quneitra operations room in the Syrian Golan Heights. In the past four days, the SAA in Quneitra province has been fighting off both rebel attacks and Israeli air raids.

Osama Zahreddine is the brother of legendary Major General Issam Zahreddine, commander-in-chief of the SAA’s forces at Deir Ezzor, a city still withstanding a two year long Islamic State siege.

Both Zahreddine brothers originate from a Druze family in Sweida province, further south. Meanwhile, the majority of inhabitants in the Golan Heights are equally Druze; therefore, Osama Zahreddine’s deployment hints at a SAA strategy opting to win the hearts and minds of local inhabitants.

The Quneitra governorate has been locked down in somewhat of a stalemate since the al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra (now Jabhat Fateh al-Sham) seized the town of Al-Quneitra and its the border crossing to Israel in 2014.

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Daas Ihlam
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Go get the Zionists who fund and support Takfiris and challenge the territorial integrity of Syria. The Takfiris seem to be near collapse on the border. Israelis, if they dare make a move, they will be met by Battle hardened Syrian Soldiers and their fierce commanders.
As my people would say Vive la Syrie!

PS. Iam French!

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Well France has some pretty evil schemes going on in North Syria. And it’s difficult when Israel uses any pretext (stray shells hitting empty border territory) to bomb SAA positions.
Even if they are currently making less damage than they could they are still providing CAS for the(ir) jihadists.
You know full well that they will not go directly to full war against Syria, as using thermobarics etc. would be. The intention is still far from benign.

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Wonderful news. Zahreddine brothers are top Syrian commanders. May God protect them. Live long defenders of Syrian loyal citizens and all innocent parties in the conflict.

Tahawi
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Tahawi

what no

Mubarak Alshamlan
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Mubarak Alshamlan

Bless them all.

Sylvia Iranova
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(Y)