DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:30 P.M.) – Up to 15 Syrian Army soldiers were killed in an ambush executed by the Islamist rebels in Eastern Ghouta region as the government troops attempted to advance in longtime-rebel bastion.

According to rebel sources, a Syrian Army unit was storming Hawsh al-Dwahrah town when successfully ambushed by the Saudi-backed Jaysh al-Islam militants who used a network of tunnels to besiege and eventually terminate all the soldiers, as well as seizing their tank.

Following the battle, the Islamist rebels managed to hold Hawsh al-Dwahrah.

Yesterday, the government forces, supported by heavy airstrikes, succeeded in liberating several towns including al-Nashabiyah, al-Salihiyah and Tal Farzat.

Meanwhile, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey lavrov declared Jaysh al-Islam ‘a legitimate target‘ for the Syrian Army for being an ally for the internationally-designated terror group Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham.

 

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Many times Syria army makes big mistakes in tactical attack or defense, but anyway, for sure, these terrorists can be considered already death.

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Advancing? w*f?

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The “government troops” are advancing, not the “Islamist rebels”.