BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 A.M.) – The Free Syrian Army (SAA) launched a big counter-offensive in the southeastern countryside of Damascus on Tuesday, targeting the territory recently captured by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

Led by the Quraytayn Martyrs Brigade and Assoud Al-Sharqiyah Army, the FSA stormed the Zaza Checkpoint and the Sabahiyah Mountains near the Baghdad-Damascus Highway on Tuesday morning.

This counter-offensive by the Free Syrian Army resulted in a series of intense clashes that would last for most of the day on Tuesday.

However, despite their best efforts to reverse all of the gains made by the Syrian Arab Army on Monday, the Free Syrian Army was unable to reenter the Biyar Al-Saba area after allegedly (opposition claims) capturing the Zaza Checkpoint.

In order to prevent the Syrian Arab Army from advancing to the desolate Badiyah area of Homs, the Free Syrian Army will need to recapture the Biyar Al-Saba area and its corresponding checkpoints; if they fail to do so, the government forces will likely expand further east.

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