BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – Pictures (below) have been released by Islamic State media showing the use of a massive vehicle bomb by ISIS affiliate faction Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Walid against rival militant groups in southwestern Daraa province.
The bombing is linked to an offensive launched by the terrorist affiliate militia against Free Syrian Army fighters near the Yarmouk Basin area.
At first ISIS-linked forces captured a number of towns and villages from rebels but were later repelled. Despite this, rival insurgents endured heavy losses to their ranks.
According to opposition sources, rebel forces suffered 21 killed and twenty wounded; however, Islamic State media claims the casualty count inflicted on its enemy to be 35 dead and forty-two wounded.
Al-Masdar News cannot verify either claim.
Pictures source: Islamic State media wing (Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Walid branch)