Earlier today, a foreign contingent belonging to Jaysh Al-Islam was attacked by the Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard (Al-Harss Al-Jamhouri Al-Souri) at the Maysaloun Roundabout in the Jobar District. According to a military source, 18 fighters from Jaysh Al-Islam were killed by the 105th Brigade, including many North Africans and Saudis. The source further added that 75% of the Jobar District is now under the Syrian Army’s control.
Some of the identified militants killed in Jobar:
1. Fahd Al-Dousali (Tunisian)
2. Mohammad Al-Zaawi (Libyan)
3. Malik Al’-Abadi Al-Mansouri (Tunisian)
4. Bassam Banouss (Libyan)
5. ‘Abdel-Fatah ‘Ali Al-Ahmad (Saudi)
6. ‘Umar Sa’eed Al-‘Umar (Saudi)
7. Mohannad Nouraldeen Fayaz (Saudi)
8. Abu Nour Al-Meelhani (The Saudi leader of the group)
Hezbollah and members of the National Defense Forces (NDF) carried out a large ambush in the Qalamoun Mountains, killing over 55 militants and wounding another 2 dozen outside of the village of Faleeta. The majority of the militants belonged to the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) and Jabhat Al-Nusra – these insurgents were spotted during a reconnaissance mission by the Syrian Air Force. The attack was led by Hezbollah fighters operating on the border of Lebanon and Syria – no further detail was provided.
In the city of Harasta, the Syrian Arab Army targeted a militant gathering near the Air Force Intelligence building, killing 6 members of Jaysh Al-Islam; among the dead was the Saudi field commander, Bilal Al-‘Aamri. Opposition groups broke the Harasta ceasefire earlier this month after failing to adhere to the regulations set forth in the reconciliation attempt.
Also in the East Ghouta, over 30 fighters from Jaysh Al-Islam were killed by the Syrian Air Force near a municipal bridge in the village of ‘Arbeen. The attack occured during a search and destroy mission by the Syrian Air Force. As of recently, the Syrian Air Force has intensified its airstrikes in the vicinity of Douma, Harasta, and ‘Arbeen.