Artillery Duel Between Syrian Army And Militants Erupts In Daraa As Government Sends Last Warning To FSA

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On May 25, the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) group Shabab al-Sunnah shelled the positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) in the western al-Suwayda countryside. The group claimed that it was responding to the SAA shelling on the key city of Busra al-Harir in the eastern Daraa countryside.

Artillery Duel Between Syrian Army And Militants Erupts In Daraa As Government Sends Last Warning To FSA

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Artillery Duel Between Syrian Army And Militants Erupts In Daraa As Government Sends Last Warning To FSA

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) also reported that the SAA had shelled several positions of the FSA in the southern part of Daraa city with mortars. The SOHR claimed that a single civilian had been slightly injured in the shelling.

A day earlier, a large convoy of the SAA was shelled by fighters of the “al-Bunyan al-Marsous” operations room after it had arrived to the Shilka Battalion in the northern part of the city of Daraa.

These incidents are another proof that the SAA and its allies are about to launch a large-scale military operation in southern Syria against the FSA. Several sources even confirmed that the SAA and Russia had already sent a final warning to the FSA groups in several key towns of Daraa governorate.

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  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    What I’d like to know is who is running the “FSA” FDCs and who are their FOs?

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      Turks – UK/USrael. Not hard to figure it out.

      • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

        :-) It was a rhetorical question.

    • frankly

      Must you use so many acronyms? I am ex military and it means nothing to me. Usually not interested in the rest of your comment enough to go look it up.

      • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

        Ingrained habit.

        US mercenaries (FSA).

        Fire Direction Center (FDC). Forward Observer (FO).

        • frankly

          In that case the answer would probably come from the amount of damage inflicted.

          What did you think of Thurda mountain near Deir Ezor ‘accidental’ attack?

          Free Syrian Army, your description was more accurate. I knew that one.

  • Serious

    It’s crazy that these people will fight even if they know will loose.

    • Dr. Pro Liv

      Well they are like you…they keep insisting despite logic and common sense….

      You keep writing comments even though you know that
      ever comment you write is going to be plain STUPID !

      • Serious

        Why are all your posts replies to me ??? XD.

    • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

      They are what we used to call, “Speed Bumps.”

  • Blow ’em up!

    … I see the manchild has decided maybe he does want his lollipop!

  • Lena Jones

    … And the idf in the Golan stock up on army-issued diapers.

    • Hisham Saber

      The ‘ soy boys ‘ of the IDF are no match for the battle-hardened Syrian Arab Army, NDF, Hezbollah, IRGC who have built up big muscles after 7 years of real combat experience. They can roll up the acres all the way to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Its going to happen. Because Israel wants war, they will get war.

      • neil barron

        Dreaming again I see.

  • Smaug

    South Front keeps saying large scale, this maybe wishful thinking. Keep in mind that many SAA positions are already within artillery range of the Golan.

    • as

      If the golan firing they’ll be legitimate target to be lighted.

      • Smaug

        You’re hopong to open another front to the war, Assad is not (at least for now).

        • as

          It’s already is another front. Israel are looking hard to degrade Syrian Air Defence capability and Syrian would soon make more deterrent action regarding that. You wanted occupied golan firing to defend the militants ?

          • Smaug

            I do not speak of Israel’s current no war / no peace scenario with Hezbollah and the SAA, nor the undeclared war with Iran. The SAA is large but is divided among security forces of all sorts throughout the country so that its stike force is modest (consider size of the battles of Gouta and Yarmouk). But war with Israel will be a different sort of battle altogether.
            The IDF is a massed reservist force, they can have a huge offensive in any direction within 24 hours but can’t be mobilized for more than a few months because mobilization shuts down the Israeli economy.
            So when I say war with Israel, I mean that in quick and extreme fighting either the SAA will seize key positions in the Golan or an encirclement of Damascus will end the matter.
            Also, not all of these Rebels are allied with Israel, and I saw something in Haaretz that argued that the return of Assad’s power will end the constant small scale warfare.

  • Attrition47

    The MI6 Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (MI6 SOHR) if you please.

    • World_Eye

      Did you know that the SOHR is one man observatory office, if you don’t believe me check it online.

      • Attrition47

        Did you know that you’re peddling a myth? It’s a MI6 front.

      • Carol Davidek-Waller

        One man who hasn’t visited Syria in a decade and is funded by the British government.

        • christianblood

          Right. It is a-one-man anti Syrian propagandist funded by the UK!

  • Alexis Goldwasser

    The russkies are known to send many final warnings but never acting on them.

    Take the non-retaliation by russia during the recent american cruise missile attack after all the threats made by the former.

    TLDR: Putin will never confront america. He knows his forces are under strength.

  • wwinsti

    BREAKING: US state department threatens force if Syrian gov. attacks Daraa:

    https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2018/05/282540.htm

  • christianblood

    The Empire of Evil is already threatening a “firm” response if the SAA attacks the U$-backed terrorists in Dara’a. The SAA should NOT start this operation in Dara’a without strong air defense units. More below:

    http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/05/26/562919/Syria-Daesh-Daraa

  • temujin1970

    Destroy the AmeriKKKan backed primitives.

  • temujin1970

    Let’s hope some of the AmeriKKKans who are there advising the animal’s are captured and paraded before the entire world.

  • landy fincannon

    “Militants” would that be the Saudi proxies Daesh =ISIS? Of course it would