Israel Moves to Restructure Fatah Al-Sham/al Nusra Command in Quneitra*
The Israeli spy agency has called Sheikh Assim Qassim, the Mufti of Fatah al-Sham (Nusra) Front in Jabat al-Khashab region and Taranja in the Northern parts of Quneitra, to order him a reshuffling of commanders in the region, Arab media sources said Wednesday.
The Arabic-language Axis News website quoted sources as saying that the Israeli intelligence officials have appointed Ali Mare’i Suleiman and his brother Faisal Mare’i Suleiman as commanders of the Eastern front of Jabat al-Khashab, including Qob al-Hamriya front, Hazar town and regions near the district that the Syrian army’s Division 4 is deployed. Also, Taj Leili and Adnan Leili have been assigned as commanders of Taranja,
Tal al-Ahmar and al-Saraya regions, and Ma’as Nasar has been reinstated as commander of the Western parts of Jabata al-Khashab which is adjacent to the Golan Heights.
The sources told the Arab media outlet that after Sheikh Qassim (who was once a judge of the terrorists’ Al-Sharia courts in Quneitra) informed the new commanders of Israel’s orders, the militants who have recently left the Dara’a fronts and joined Fatah al-Sham’s forces in Quneitra started angry protests, believing that they should also share a major role in the command structure.
The sources said chaotic situation in the region that has resulted from relevant disputes is about to break into an infighting among the ranks of the militants any moment.
The sources added that the Israeli spy agency decided to reshuffle the terrorist commanders in Quneitra following the failure of the Israel-led terrorist operations in Qab al-Ahmariya region dubbed as ‘Talaqi’ (aimed at linking Beit Jen in the Southwestern parts of Damascus to Quneitra and Israel) after the Syrian army and popular forces received intel about the plan and defused it.
Earlier today, a senior commander of the Golan Regiment in the Syrian army disclosed that Israel has activated an operations room in the South-western province of Quneitra near its border with Syria to aid the Fatah al-Sham (Nusra) Front terrorists.
“The recent terrorist attacks in Quneitra, codenamed by the terrorists as ‘the Southern Qadesiya Operations’, clearly showed the Zionist regime’s support for the terrorist groups in Southern Syria,” Arwa Satter told FNA on Wednesday.
He referred to Israel’s activation of an operations room in Syria’s Jabat al-Khashab region of Quneitra, and said in their recent offensive, 600 terrorists, who had been called from Dara’a, took order from the Zionists’ operations room and sought to take control of al-Rabe’a or Sha’ban bases in Northern Quneitra but they failed given the army and the resistance forces’ timely reaction.
“The army and its allies are ready to repel the terrorists’ heavy offensives in this region as well as any new Zionist or Zionist-led aggression,” Satter said.
Meantime, Israeli media disclosed that Tel Aviv has deployed a number of drones in the Golan Heights to detect the Syrian Army’s movements in the region.
Israeli media said these reconnaissance drones will play a crucial role in monitoring military developments in Southern Syria, particularly in the Golan Heights.
Last week, the Russian media reported that the country’s warships stationed in Syria’s coastal waters targeted and destroyed an Israeli operations room, killing over two dozen intelligence officers from Israel, U.S., Britain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey.
“The Russian warships fired three Calibre missiles at the foreign officers’ coordination operations room in Deirr Ez-zor region in the Western part of Aleppo near Sam’an mountain, killing 30 Israeli and western officers,” the Arabic-language service of Russia’s Sputnik news agency quoted battlefield source in Aleppo as saying on Wednesday.
The operations room was located in the Western part of Aleppo province in the middle of sky-high Sam’an mountain and old caves. The region is deep into a chain of mountains.
Several U.S., Turkish, Saudi, Qatari and British officers were also killed along with the Israeli officers. The foreign officers who were killed in the Aleppo operations room were directing the terrorists’ attacks in Aleppo and Idlib.