Militiamen from the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) have joined forces with Syrian government forces in the country’s southern de-escalation zone to fight foreign-sponsored and Takfiri Daesh and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, militant groups.
The Russian Defense Ministry announced in statement that the Turkish-backed militiamen had forged an alliance with Syrian army troops in 11 districts of the southern Syrian provinces of Quneitra and Dara’a over the past 24 hours, and have managed to repel a string of militant attacks.
Army foils Jabhat Fateh al-Sham attack in Hama, further advances in Dara’a
Meanwhile, Syrian army soldiers, supported by allied fighters from popular defense groups, have thwarted an assault by Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorists on military posts near Ziblin village in Syria’s west-central province of Hama, inflicting heavy losses on the Takfiris.
Syrian forces and their allies also targeted militant positions in the province, destroying many vehicles belonging to foreign-backed terrorists. Some of the pickup trucks were equipped with heavy machineguns.
Separately, army units continued military operations against terrorist redoubts in the eastern part of Dara’a province.
Syria’s official news agency SANA reported that government forces carried out attacks against the gatherings of terrorist groups affiliated to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham in the Lajat area, killing and injuring scores of terrorists.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups that are wreaking havoc in the country.
Russia has been helping Syrian forces in an ongoing battle in the province of Dayr al-Zawr as the Daesh terrorist group struggles to keep its last positions in eastern Syria.
The Russian military assistance, which began in September 2015 at the official request of the Syrian government, has proved effective as the Syrians continue to recapture key areas from Daesh and other terrorist groups across the country with the backing of Russian air cover.
On May 21, the General Command of the Syrian Army and Armed Forces announced in a statement that complete security was restored to Damascus and its countryside after al-Hajar al-Aswad district and al-Yarmouk camp had been totally purged of Daesh terrorists.
The development was preceded by flushing the Takfiris out of the towns of Yalda, Babbila and Beit Sahem on the southern outskirts of Damascus.