Regime forces’ attack results in their advancement south-west of Rif Dimashq • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Regime forces’ attack results in their advancement south-west of Rif Dimashq

Rif Dimashq Province, the Syrian Observatory for human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that violent clashes are taking place between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham and the rebel and Islamic factions in Areas southwest of Rif Dimashq, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the regime forces carried out an attack today on the vicinity of Kafr Hor area, and were able to advance and control a hill near it, also the clashes between both parties continue in an attempt by the regime forces to advance in the area, as well as an attempt by the factions to retrieve the areas they have lost.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on Sunday night the 5th of November 2017 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights received information from intersected sources that the regime forces are making military preparations to carry out a massive attack on the besieged southwest of Rif Dimashq, in order to control the areas that are controlled by the factions in Beit Jen area  and the villages and towns of Beit Saber, Kafr Hor, Beit Tima, Maghr al-Mir and their countryside, which are also the last border areas with Lebanon that are not controlled by the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, and the preparations came after an attack took place on the 3rd of November  2017, started by detonating a booby trapped vehicle in Hodr town, followed by a violent attack by the factions during which they managed to connect their controlled areas in southwest of Rif Dimashq with their controlled areas in the northern countryside of Quneitra, then after hours the regime forces broke that corridor and re-besieged the southwest of Rif Dimashq, where the violent clashes, the bombings and the accompanying shelling have killed at least 20 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, and also killed 11 fighters including 3 leaders and a member of Tunisian nationality, in addition to the injury of tens of civilians, fighters and members.

The sources also confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that this operation is led by a prominent officer in the ranks of the regime forces, who had a major role in the operations of re-controlling the neighborhoods east of the capital Damascus, and in the operations east of Damascus and in the Eastern Ghouta and other operations in Rif Dimashq.