US-backed Militants Attack Syrian Army At Damascus-Baghdad Highway. Russia Responds With Airstrikes

 

US-backed Militants Attack Syrian Army At Damascus-Baghdad Highway. Russia Responds With Airstrikes

The US-backed coalition of militant groups, known as the Free Syrian Army (FSA), launched a large-scale attack on positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the vicinity of the Zaza Triangle at the Damascus-Baghdad highway in the southeastern Syrian desert. The attack was dubbed “The land is ours”.

Furthermore, pro-militant sources said that the FSA had received a significant support including weapons from the US and other countries. The provided support was aimed at increasing the FSA’s military capabilities for an attack on the SAA in the Damascus and Homs deserts.

The US-backed groups of Assoud al-Sharkia and the Ahmed al-Abdu Battalions and Liwa’ Maghawir al-Thawra attacked the SAA positions in the Zaza triangle with Grad rockets, and claimed that the SAA withdrew from several points. However, according to reports from the ground, it seems that these claims were false.

Meanwhile, warplanes of the Russian and Syrian air forces bombed FSA units involved in the attack.

Since its takeover of al-Tanf, the US-backed FSA has repeatedly attacked the SAA and its allies, ingoring the so-called ISIS threat in the area.

Some FSA sources claimed that the US-led coalition is not a partner in the attacks on the SAA. However, the militant coalition used US-made weapons such as Switchblad suicide drones and TOW missiles in its attacks against the SAA.

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