BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – On Saturday morning, Israeli-backed Syrian militant groups operating in the western countryside of Qunietra province (near the occupied Golan Heights) launched an assault – backed by armor – against pro-government forces.

The rebel attackers mobilized and launched their assault from the militant-held town of Hamidiyah towards Syrian Army positions around the government-controlled town of Al-Baath.

In the event, the Syrian Army and local pro-government paramilitary units annihilate the leading elements of the rebel assault party – breaking up its ranks with cannon and heavy machine gun fire as well as anti-tank missiles.

So sudden and overwhelming was the response by the Syrian Army and allied forces that the militant attack was called-off within minutes of making first contact.

According to military-affiliated sources, Syrian pro-government forces killed at least five insurgent fighters belonging to shock troop units and destroyed two armored fighting vehicles – a main battle tank and a Shilka self-propelled anti-aircraft gun.

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