DAMASCUS: More details about the ambush at Al-‘Utayba. The number of carcasses counted so far is 192. This may be adjusted upwards as more rats are found. The number wounded or arrested is 58 with 2 confirmed CIA agents. I still do not know the nationality of the spies. There is a large number of Saudis and Jordanians. Unlike other news sources, I have not received any word of Chechens in the group.
The Syrian Military Intelligence people had planned this ambush for 2 weeks. The plan was to give the rats a perceived opening out of the Qalamoon area through Reema Farms. It was known that the rats would detect the aperture and report it. Such as it was, the chief of the rodent force north of Reema Farms contacted Abu Muhammad Al-Jawlaani’s aide de camp who must have relayed the information to the American terrorist commanders in Al-Mafraq. The plan was set at that point to collect as much fuel as possible to enable the caravan to make the 47 km trip to Al-‘Utayba and then to Jordan without attracting attention. The fuel, however, was not enough and the last leg of the operation had to be on foot. In fact, one rat already told an interrogator that it was thought that a trek on foot would be safer and attract less attention than driving trucks. The rats decided to implement the plan on February 26, 2014 at about 12:00 a.m. Before they started, SAA engineers planted mines all along the only pathway the rats could travel. It was a just a matter of waiting for them to get beyond the fail-safe point and then detonate the explosives. That was to be followed up by artillery and infantry fire.
All communication equipment was turned off so as not to alert the SAA or MI to the plan. This meant that even if the terrorists in Al-Mafraq discovered the trap, they would not be able to warn the rats moving into it. The fact that the rodents selected a night-time operation meant also that the SAA and MI would be able to set the trap in largely flat territory without being seen. And that is what happened. The vermin moving quickly and stealthily past several military bases did not have the ability to see the large force waiting for them. And they could not suspect the explosives planted for their warm reception just south of the lake.
At approximately 3:00 a.m. the rats ran past a point just south of Al-‘Utayba Lake, exactly where the SAA knew they would because of intercepted communications and because the path they were following necessarily led there. The rats must have been completely shocked as their world erupted around them and as Shilkas, infantry and artillery tore at them with such ferocity that it is a minor miracle any survived. As the sun started to rise, the SAA colonel in charge of the ambush relayed the message to HQ that the rats were annihilated. SANA and Al-Mayadin were quickly informed and sent to the scene with minders to insure that no technology could be compromised.
Syrian soldiers and NDF swiftly disarmed all carcasses and wounded rodents to insure, as in the case of the former, that none were feigning death in an effort to either escape or open fire on unsuspecting soldiers. The carcasses were removed and lined up along a pathway far from any signs indicating the technology used to kill them.
The group was confirmed J.N. and J.I. WE WANT TO SEND WAR CRIMINAL JOHN MCCAIN A WET PRESENT – MAYBE ONE OF THEIR EARS AS A MEMENTO. GOOD SHOW, SAA!!
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