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Local Fighters Clash With ISIS Cells In Northern Al-Suwayda


Local Fighters Clash With ISIS Cells In Northern Al-Suwayda

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In the morning of March 6, local pro-government fighters targeted an ISIS cell in the northern al-Suwayda countryside, according to the al-Suwayda 24 blog.

The Syria-based blog said that local fighters detected a group of at least three ISIS fighters moving on a motorcycle near the town of Taraba. The fighters opened fire right away. However, the terrorists didn’t return fire and manged to escape.

Following the incident, the local factions in the northern al-Suwayda countryside were put on high alert in anticipation of any ISIS move, which maintains a strong presence in the nearby Damascus desert.

“The region is now witnessing a cautious calm as the local factions are on high alert,” the al-Suwayda 24 reporter said.

Last year, ISIS launched a large-scale attack on several towns in the northern al-Suwayda countryside. During the attack, more than 250 people were killed and 30 others were abducted. After months of clashes, the SAA secured the northern countryside and freed the hostages.

Despite the victory, ISIS cells resufraced again in northern al-Suwayda last month. Back then, the he Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) carried out a series of airstrikes on ISIS hideouts at the administrative border between Damascus and al-Suwayda.

Local observers fear that the remaining ISIS fighters in the Damascus desert are preparing for a new attack on the residential areas in northern al-Suwayda. However, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) andlocal factions are more than ready to repel any such attack this time.

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  • Ed

    ‘The fighters opened fire right away. However, the terrorists didn’t return fire and manged to escape’.

    And they didn’t go after them because…..?!?!

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Did they say 3 on one motorbike LOL how did they get away LOL, the guy riding the motorbike may have been an Isis retard, but he could ride a bike.
    I hope it wasn’t just 3 teenage boys out for a ride somewhere they shouldn’t have been, any strangers to the area would be considered Isis fighters rightly or wrongly, and shot at before they were given the chance to explain, panic and mistaken identity could mean they weren’t even Isis at all.
    Or they may have been 3 Isis fighters all riding on the 1 motorbike, all heading up north to Al Tanf to visit their friends there, still camped out in the US exclusion zone, since they don’t have to move out anymore, at least not for a while longer.
    I used to think those Isis fighters were dumb to travel 3 on a bike, but I’ve actually changed my mind now I’ve thought about it, it’s actually very clever. You may start out slow and not very maneuverable if you have to quickly turn tail and run the other way, but at least you’ve got 2 dickheads on the back to take the first few bullets, and by the time they’ve fallen off the back of the bike, you’re up to speed and now fully maneuverable. Unless the guys shooting at you are within range and have high powered weapons and ammo, then just 1 bullet would probably kill all 3 of you. I wonder if the SAA or kurdish snipers try to do just that when they see them coming at the right angle, wait for the perfect shot and use the one bullet to do the job.