TEHRAN (FNA)- Anti-aircraft units of the Syrian Army shot down an Israeli spy drone over the pro-government forces’ positions in the Southern province of Quneitra, media sources reported on Wednesday.
The Arabic-language Elam al-Harbi wrote on its facebook account that the Syrian army shot down an Israeli drone as it was carrying out spying flight over the pro-government forces’ positions in Northern Quneitra.
In the meantime, sources affiliated to the terrorists said they heard the sound of an explosion in Northern Quneitra, claiming that an Israeli plane targeted positions of the Syrian Army in Quneitra province.
Relevant reports said on Sunday that the army troops managed to fend off another Israeli-backed attack of Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) and restored full security to the town of al-Ba’ath in the Southern province of Quneitra.
The army men engaged in fierce clashes with Al-Nusra terrorists and warded off their attack.
The army soldiers further carried out a rapid counter-attack and managed to push terrorists back from two lost positions West of al-Ba’ath, restoring full security to the town.
The Al-Nusra, backed up by Israel, has carried out several rounds of attacks on pro-government forces’ positions.
In the meantime, the army units engaged in heavy fighting with Al-Nusra fighters that intended to prevail over the army’s defense lines Southeast of al-Hamidiyeh in Quneitra countryside.
The army’s artillery and missile units, meanwhile, pounded the movements of the terrorists in the region, inflicting major losses on the militants and forcing them to retreat from the battlefield.
Field sources confirmed that top Commander of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board) in the region nom de guerre Abu Abdullah al-Na’eemi was killed in the army attack in Quneitra.
News websites affiliated to the terrorists confirmed that they lost all the captured positions to the army men in areas near al-Ba’ath.
The websites termed the army’s rapid and powerful attack and militants’ failure to run coordination as two main reasons of the terrorists’ withdrawal from regions near al-Ba’ath.