Moments ago, the Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Damascus and the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) – imposed full control over the Gas Station and the Northern Highlands inside the town of Harasta after the Islamist rebels from Jaysh Al-Islam (Army of Islam) withdrew from this area in the Damascus countryside.

According to battlefield reports from local military sources in Damascus, the SAA’s 105th Brigade and their allies were able to overpower the Islamist rebels from Jaysh Al-Islam along the strategic Homs-Damascus Highway and impose full control over the Mercedes Car Showroom two nights ago.

This success paved the wave for today’s military operations in the northern suburbs of Harasta as the Syrian Armed Forces were able to recover several sites that were captured by Jaysh Al-Islam during their large-scale September offensive.

Unfortunately for Jaysh Al-Islam, they were unable to maintain their defensive positions along the Homs-Damascus Highway in the last 72 hours, leaving the imperative hilltop of Tal Al-Haras and the Chips Factory relatively unguarded during the Syrian Arab Army’s onslaught in Harasta.

Per the map below, the SAA’s 105th Brigade and their allies have captured the areas circled in the last 72 hours:

The Homs-Damascus Highway inside the town of Harasta
The Homs-Damascus Highway inside the town of Harasta

 

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