BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:05 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies from the National Defense Forces (NDF) have moved a large number of soldiers to the front-lines in the Golan Heights, following the large build-up of jihadist rebels near Al-Hader and threats by the Israeli regime.
In particular, the Golani Regiment (Fouj Al-Joulan) and Al-Quneitra Hawks Brigade (Liwaa Suqour Al-Quneitra) of the National Defense Forces posted several pictures of their military personnel moving to the front-lines in the Golan Heights.
Al-Hader and Khan ‘Arnabeh have Syrian government strongholds for the entire war; they have also been the primary targets for the jihadist rebels due to this fact.
The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham have launched several attacks on Al-Hader and Khan ‘Arnabeh in the past; however, all infiltration attempts were foiled by the Syrian Armed Forces in this part of the Al-Quneitra Governorate.
Coupled with threats from the Israeli regime, the Golan Heights front is likely to become a hot-zone for terrorist activity, as many jihadist rebels refuse to adhere to any de-escalation zone.