The Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard captured multiple building blocks near the Manasher Roundabout in the Jobar District of Rif Dimashq. Violent firefights have raged in this area for much of the day, resulting in severe bloodshed for both the 104th Brigade and Jaysh Al-Islam (Army of Islam). According to a military source, the majority of the fighters in the Jobar District are foreigners; with many deriving from North Africa, Jordan, and the Gulf.
The 4 identified Jaysh Al-Islam fighters killed in Jobar:
1. Fou’ad Al-Mateeri (Saudi)
2. Hussein Al-Khalif (Jordanian)
3. Hussam Al-Bakri (Saudi)
4. Ra’ed Younis (Saudi)
Yesterday, Jaysh Al-Islam fighters violated the ceasefire agreement at the reconciled city of Beit Sahm in the Rif Dimashq Governorate after opening fire on a Syrian Army checkpoint. 2 SAA soldiers were killed by Jaysh Al-Islam militants, who attempted to take control of the checkpoint; however, they were repelled before they could advance. According to a military source, 6 Jaysh Al-Islam fighters were killed during the firefight; this violation of the ceasefire agreement has created apprehension for the civilians who recently returned to Beit Sahm after months of seeking refuge in neighboring villages.
At ‘Arbeen, the Republican Guard carried out multiple raids on Jaysh Al-Islam positions, killing scores of foreign militants in the process. The 104th carried out these raids near the southern entrance of ‘Arbeen – an area where many Jaysh Al-Islam fighters operate. 16 Jaysh Al-Islam fighters were confirmed killed-in-action (KIA); only 4 were identified:
1. Mohammad Al-Katli (Libyan)
2. Mohammad Awmaz (Malaysian)
3. Khalil Barghouth (Palestinian)
4. ‘Umar Haddad (Palestinian