At least 38 militants were killed in Sahem al-Jolan and Quneitra countryside
Rose to 38, The number of militants in Jabhat al-Nusra ,Islamic battalions, al-Jehad army, and Shohadaa al-Yarmouk, who were killed during clashes in Quneitra countryside, which continue since yesterday in Sahm al-Jolan ( the dead included a commander in Jabhat al-Nusra from al-Shehel town east of Der-Ezzor, which is the hometown of al-Jolani ‘ the leader of Jabhat al-Nusra “, in addition to 3 Saudi militants in Jabhat al-Nusra ), and thus were 3 of 18 militants in Jabaht al-Nusra who were killed during clashes against al-Jehad army in al-Adnania, al-Qahtania, and Rasm al-Shola in Quneitra countryside, al-Jehad army lost 13 militants ( 3 of them have been beheaded ), Jabhat al-Nusra and Islamic battalions were able to gain control on wide areas which were under control by al-Jehad army.
2 militants in Shohadaa al-Yarmouk were killed by clashes in Sahem al-Jolan against Jabht al-Nusra and Islamic battalions ( including 1 field commander ).
It is worth to mention that the clashes in Quneitra countryside started after the death of 6 Islamic militants by an ambush by al-Jehad army, when the militants were on their way to join the clashes against regime forces in Quneitra countryside, the clashes accompanied by mutual bombardment from both sides.
In Marh 4, SOHR published that a Debate had dominated in the province of Daraa about the validation of pledging allegiance of Shohadaa al- Yarmuk Brigade leader “Abo Ali al- Baridi” or “al- Khal” to “Islamic State” after publishing a footage that shows the leader with group of fighters singing a nashid (Islamic song) that glorifies “Islamic State” and its leader “Abo Baker al- Baghdadi”. The sources informed SOHR that the Sharia Court in the city of Nawa had arrested 8 members of the brigade and sentenced them to 6 years in prison for “pledging allegiance to IS”, meanwhile the leader of the brigade had been summoned to appear before the same court and witnessed that he does not have any relation with IS. He also refused to fight IS and to join the Sharia Court in Nawa.
In December 2014, the western countryside of Daraa witnessed tension between the Nusra Front and Shohadaa al- Yarmouk Brigade in the two areas of Sahm al- Jolan and Hit. This tension developed to clashes between the two parties and led to casualties on both sides, where each party accused the other of arrest their fighters. In that time, Shohadaa al- Yarmouk Brigade arrested fighters of the Nusra Front while the other side accused a fighter, expected to be from the Nusra Front, of assassinating leaders of the brigade.
It is worth mentioning that the brigade spread in Jomla, Nafe’ah, Hit and Ellan areas in the west of Sahm al- Jolan and in the areas located near the Syrian border with the occupied Syrian Golan in the west of Daraa province, where the brigade detained UN peacekeepers in the village of Jomla in March, 6. 2013, and said that they will not release them until the regime troops retreat from the area.
A footage shows the leader of Shohadaa al- Yarmouk Brigade with a group of fighters singing nashid for the Islamic State and its leader.
A video shows detaining of UN peacekeepers by Shohadaa al- Yarmouk.
A video shoes clashes between Shohadaa al-Yarmouk against rebel and Islamic battalions in Sahm al-Jolan