DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5: 35 P.M.) – Fighting between two rival rebel groups in Eastern Ghouta erupted as more militants leave their stronghold in the north of the capital.
According to local activists, Faylaq al-Rahman broke into a headquarter for the Ahrar al-Sham group in the town of Arbin after the latter refused to resolve itself and be incorporated with the Falyaq.
Fierce firefights broke out between the two groups as locals fear more infighting in the rebel bastion.
Faylaq al-Rahman is attempting to mobilize more forces against its major rival rebel group; Jaish al-Islam. The two groups have been involved in severe battles recently which killed and injured scores of fighters as well as civilians.
Meanwhile, more rebel fighters and their families are leaving their enclave in Barzeh to Idlib as per an agreement with the Syrian government. Elsewhere, the government forces continue its military campaign against jihadi rebels in the insurgent-conrolled al-Qaboun neighborhood.