Three weeks ago, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched a massive offensive in the east Damascus countryside to counteract their losses at the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur).

A few days after launching the offensive, ISIS was able to seize the Badiyah Cement Factory, Al-Sini Factory, and several points near the strategic Dumayr Military Airport that was under the control of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

With ISIS pressing towards the Dumayr Military Airport, the Syrian Armed Forces sent a fresh batch of reinforcements to this front from the city of Darayya; this prudent move would play an integral role in the SAA’s resurgence over the last 72 hours.

The Syrian Armed Forces began the counter-assault by recapturing several hilltops near the Badiyah Cement Factory and then seizing this aforementioned site from ISIS on Thursday night.

Following the capture of the Badiyah Cement Factory, the Syrian Armed Forces liberated more hilltops in the east Damascus countryside, which paved the way for the recapture of Battalion 559, Al-Sini Factory, and Al-Safa Station.

As a result of this three-day long counter-assault, ISIS lost several combatants and most of their territory in the Dumayr countryside.

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