Sunday at 6pm Damascus local time, Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reconnaissance units spotted two vehicles full of armed fighters traveling from Jasreen towards the Hazrama farms.
With the information and coordinates quickly passed on to SAA artillery units, both cars and a total of 13 rebel militants were killed due to missile strikes on the small insurgent convoy.
It was not entirely clear which rebel group the militants adhered to.
Not much later, at 7pm local time, the SAA blew up nine tunnels loosely connecting Kafr Batna to Al-Muhamidyah and Beit Naem; the latter two towns are expected to be the next targets of an ongoing government offensive in the East Ghouta.
It took Syrian military engineers an entire two days to set up all the explosives after the tunnels were discovered and cleared by SAA ground troops not long ago.
A field correspondent close to al-Masdar News sent this picture to showcase the smoke rising over rural Damascus after the tunnels were demolished by underground bombs.
Rebel groups in Damascus have become highly dependent on tunnel infrastructure to transport personnel from one area to another as the SAA enjoys dominance over the skies due to its airforce.