BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:50 P.M.) – Firefights and artillery duels are ongoing between rebel forces and the ISIS-linked Saifullah al-Maslul militant group in southwestern Daraa following a failed offensive by the former two weeks ago.
Yesterday, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) Southern Front employed at least one Type 63 multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) against ISIS positions near the town of Jalin in southwest Daraa’s Yarmouk Basin area.
The town of Jalin is currently under Islamic State control and is used by the terrorist group as a launching pad for attacks against FSA-led forces in southwestern Daraa.
About two weeks ago, rebel forces launched an offensive against ISIS in the Yarmouk Basin area, however it failed within hours of being initiated and resulted in heavy losses the FSA.
Over the next week, ISIS launched a general counteroffensive, almost overrunning forward FSA positions.
Whilst clashes in the region have died down since ISIS called off its counteroffensive against rebel forces, both sides continue to exchange automatic fire and shell each other from a distance.