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London, Beirut- Syrian armed opposition factions pounded Saturday the city of al-Baath in the province of Quneitra, southern Syria with advanced weapons, killing and injuring tens of regime forces.

The opposition’s attack coincided with their destruction of seven regime tanks in the nearby town of Deraa.

“The opposition factions launched one of their fiercest attacks on the city of al-Baath using four fronts: Oufaya, al-Hurriya, Hamidiyah and western Samdaniya,” a source said, adding that those factions were fighting with very advanced weapons.

Also, unidentified warplanes pounded on Saturday positions of regime forces and Iranian militias northwest the town of Kafr Nasij, in the north of Deraa, in the area known as the “triangle of death” located between the countryside of Deraa and Quneitra and the countryside of west Damascus.

Pro-Hezbollah media announced that the “Syrian (regime) army confronted a fierce attack launched by al-Nusra Front and other allied factions at the outskirts of the city of al-Baath in the countryside of Quneitra.”

The Hezbollah media said regime forces killed and injured several members of those opposition factions and destroyed one of their tanks.

Meanwhile, an Israeli aircraft attacked two Syrian regime tanks in the northern part of the Golan Heights in response to over 10 projectiles launched from Syria, and IDF spokesperson said on Saturday.

The spokesperson said no injuries were reported following the attacks.

Opposition factions had earlier announced destroying another regime tank in Deraa, to increase to seven the number of regime forces tanks destroyed by the opposition during the past three days of the Quneitra battles.

Also, a source told Asharq Al-Awsat that factions from the Free Army had presented to Moscow a list of demands including the need that all Iranian and Hezbollah militias leave the city of Deraa and the southern frontline, and to stay 50 kilometers away from the Jordanian border.