DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:15 P.M.) – Jaysh Al-Islam (Army of Islam) launched a new offensive in the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus, targeting the areas recently captured by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies.

The Islamist rebels began their offensive at 11:30 P.M. (Damascus Time) last night, surprising the Syrian Arab Army with a fresh attack at the farms located between the strategic East Ghouta Signal Base and Al-Reyhan village.

Following a six hour long battle at two different axes, Jaysh Al-islam was unable to recapture any lost territory from the Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard.

According to an Al-Masdar field correspondent in Damascus, Jaysh Al-Islam suffered an estimated 20+ casualties during their failed counter-offensive.

 

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