Soon after Ahrar Al-Sham’s announcement of a massive military operation against the Ramousah Artillery Base, several VBIEDs were launched with varying degrees of success.
The massive explosions coupled with incessant artillery shelling enabled the rebel forces to set foot in the Arming Base College Facility south of the artillery base. All those factors caused significant confusion within the ranks of the Syrian Army units stationed in the base.
Within a short amount of time, the Syrian Army units regrouped and launched a massive counter-attack against the invading jihadist forces pushing them out of the Arming base and the nearby artillery field that is positioned to the west of the artillery base. Contrary to rebel claims, the Islamist factions were not able to claim an inch in the buildings located inside the artillery base.
The Syrian and Russian war jets played a major role in the expulsion of the Jaish Al-Fateh jihadist coalition from the imperative military base. The warplanes obstructed the back lines of the Fateh coalition allowing the army units the sensitive time required to regroup and reorganize the fractured frontlines.
The situation is very calm currently and firefights have stopped. However, rebel escalation remains very possible due to a breach they have made south of the base. In any case, the jihadist attack came at a huge cost; dozens were killed, many more were injured, and at least 6 armored vehicles were destroyed in the violent confrontation.
Should the Syrian Army fully succeed in securing the base and re-establishing its defensive lines, what remains of the rebel offensive would be in shambles.