Moments ago, the Syrian Arab Army’s 41st Brigade of the Special Forces launched a wide-scale offensive inside the strategic city of Daraya this morning, targeting the Islamist rebels of Ajnad Al-Sham at the Daraya Association Quarter in order to recapture the territory lost to the latter during their summer offensive in rural Damascus.

According to a military source inside the provincial capital of Damascus, the Syrian Special Forces are backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF) and a few operatives from Hezbollah; this offensive will also include the Russian Air Force, who has just recently begun their aerial campaign in rural Damascus two weeks ago.

The city of Daraya has been hot-zone for years, as the sporadic firefights and failed ceasefires have plagued any chance of peace to reign over this area on the outskirts the country’s capital.

There have been no reported gains as of yet; however, field journalists traveling with the Syrian Special Forces have confirmed the prevalence of airstrikes from the Syrian and Russian Air Forces this morning.

Should the Syrian Armed Forces capture the city of Daraya, they will have built a buffer-zone for their airbase and eliminated the threat posed by Ajnad Al-Sham’s mortar shells and rockets that are fired into Damascus City.

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