On Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard (Harss Al-Jamhouri) attacked a Jaysh Al-Islam (Army of Islam) hideout near at Aliyyah Farms, destroying two vehicles mounted with 23mm anti-aircraft machine guns, while also capturing a small plum farm in the besieged city of Douma.
The Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) continued its aggressive bombing campaign over the city Douma, targeting militant positions near Ar-Rayhan Farms in the east and Aliyyah Farms in the north.
The remaining civilians inside the city have been caught between the crossfire, as the constant aerial bombardments and sporadic firefights between rebel groups has taken a toll on the people.
Meanwhile, in the city of Jobar, fierce firefights were reported between the 105th Brigade and militants from Jaysh Al-Islam near the Teachers’ Tower.
According to a military source, 4 SAA fighters were killed and another 7 were wounded during the clashes. The source also reported 9 militants killed from Jaysh Al-Islam, including Mou’az ‘Ali Al-Hosni, ‘Alaa Ibrahim Zaghrib, and Yousif Khaled Al-Yousif.