FSA fighters control new points in Syrian Desert

FSA fighters control new points in Syrian Desert

An Assad BMP vehicle is seen burning in the Syrian Desert after opposition fighters targeted it with an anti-armor missile on June 21, 2017 (Photo: Still from video footage published by Osoud al-Sharqiya)
Orient Net
Date: 2017-06-26 10:36
Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters controlled on Monday (June 26) new military points in the Syrian Desert after a surprise attack against Iran-backed Shia militias.

Osoud al-Sharqiya opposition fighting group announced on its social media accounts controlling Rajm al-Sarihi in Beer al-Qasab area in the Syrian Desert after clashes with Assad terrorists and their backing Shia foreign militias.

Opposition fighters destroyed an Assad T72 tank and a number of other military vehicles. They also killed a number of Assad and Hezbollah terrorists and seized light and medium weapons, according to Osoud al-Sharqiya.

Meanwhile, Assad or Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes on the areas where the clashes were taking place. The strikes used internationally-prohibited weapons, including vacuum, cluster and white phosphorus bombs.

These developments come days after the US-led international coalition issued a statement saying that a US jet downed a combat drone which was advancing towards the coalition’s land troops near al-Tanf base, few kilometers away from the tri-border area between Syria, Jordan and Iraq. The drone was of type Shahed 129, made by Iran, according to the statement. 

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