Monday, April 10, 2006

Recapturing Kuneitra

A new arrival in Syria, the 16th Infantry Brigade, from the British 6th Division, helped to change the momentum. The 2nd Battalion of the Queen's Royal Regiment recaptured Kuneitra. Their only augmentation was a troop of 25pdrs and an Australian MG company. Kuneitra was held by one battalion, the Royal Fusiliers. We can only conclude the the Royal Fusiliers might have been attacked by a much stronger force, but the force tasked to hold Kuneitra was much weaker, as only an augmented battalion was sufficient to recapture the town. This is based on the account in Vol.II of the Official History.

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