Tensions in the southern de-escalation zone have intensified amid an anti-terrorist operation conducted by the Syrian Army.
The Russian Defense Ministry has stated that the Syrian army forces has repelled over a thousand al-Nusra Front attacks in the southern de-escalation zone.
As a result of the attack, five Syrian soldiers were killed and 19 others injured, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
“At present, Syrian soldiers are engaged in defensive battles, the loss of government troops amounted to 5 people killed and 19 wounded. In addition, residents of these settlements were hit by terrorists,” a Defense Ministry statement reads.
The ministry noted that FSA field commanders, who had earlier sided with the country’s legitimate government, asked Damascus for help via the Russian Center of Syrian Reconciliation.