DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:20 P.M.) – Civil war between jihadist groups in East Ghouta region of Damascus province keeps raging in full swing as Jaish Al-Islam, the most powerful armed group in the region, seeks to impose full dominance over it and expel rival jihadists of Faylaq Al-Rahman and Ha’yat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS, Syrian Al-Qaeda affiliate).
Today, the media wing of Jaish Al-Islam published a statement in which the group mourns death of one of their top commanders (see photo above).
Qassem Qadesh, who was a commander of all operations in Marj area of East Ghouta, had been killed in fierce clashes against HTS and Faylaq Al-Rahman.
According to Jaish Al-Islam’s media, commander’s body is still possessed by Faylaq Al-Rahman.
Meanwhile, militants of Jaish Al-Islam launched a counterattack towards Beit Sawa town which proved successful as they had been able to recapture it from Faylaq Al-Rahman.