BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 A.M.) – Syrian Arab Army troops besieged at a key base within Damascus’ outer eastern suburbs continue to hold strong after repelling a jihadist assault against their positions on Monday. At the same time, supplies and reinforcements slowly trickle in from tunnels below.

On Monday, Syrian troops besieged at the military vehicle depot base in the eastern Damascus district of Harasta repelled a violent assault by Al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood affiliated jihadist groups against their position, killing dozens of rebel fighters over the course of the clashes.

As of Tuesday, soldiers at the vehicle depot continue to hold a solid perimeter whilst food, ammo and reinforcements make their way in from underground tunnels that connect the base to government-held lines further west.

Furthermore, it has become apparent that whilst still dislocated from government-held lines by several hundred meters, military essentials and new troops are also making their way to the besieged soldiers via dangerous resupply runs made by the Syrian Army forces on the outside using tanks and other armored vehicles.

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