Several officials from different Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups in southern Syria have met with Israeli Army officials to prepare an attack on the ISIS-affiliated Khalid ibn al-Walid Army in the western Daraa countryside, the Syrian opposition news outlet Enab Baladi reported on December 2.
According to the report, Israeli Unmade Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAV)s supported the previous attack of the FSA on Khalid ibn al-Walid Army in the western Daraa countryside on November 28. The Israeli UCAV conducted at least five airstrikes in support of the FSA during to the previous attack, according to Enab Baladi. However, the Khalid ibn al-Walid Army repelled it.
The Israeli Army promised the FSA groups that it will provide them an air support and vital intelligence for the upcoming attack, according to the report. However, Enab Baladi said that Israel will not use warplanes directly, but only UCAVs and medium range ground-to-ground missiles.
This is not the first report about the cooperation between Israel and the FSA in southern Syria. On September 8, the Syrian opposition news outlet SMART published a video of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) group shelling position of the Khalid ibn al-Walid Army with 107mm rockets supplied by Israel.
Israel was also accused of supporting an attack of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) on the Druze town of Hadar in Quneitra on November 3.
Israeli officials have denied that Israel is involved in the Syrian war on many occasions. However, the FSA attack on the Khalid ibn al-Walid Army with Israeli support will be hard to deny.