BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:50 A.M.) – The Islamist rebel group “Jaysh Al-Islam” (Army of Islam) claimed on Wednesday that their forces had killed 243 Syrian Arab Army soldiers in the East Ghouta region over the last 3 months.

Using an info-map, Jaysh Al-Islam’s media wing showed 243 Syrian Arab Army soldiers killed and 6 tanks destroyed after conducting 19 attacks in the past 3 months.

Despite these claims by Jaysh Al-Islam, these numbers are most likely inaccurate given that the Syrian Arab Army has reported very little casualties during their military operations in the East Ghouta.

Moreover, Jaysh Al-Islam has lost a great deal of territory and armed personnel over the last 3 months, including several villages and hilltops near their stronghold of Douma.

Jaysh Al-Islam likely released this info-graph to boost morale; however, the Syrian Arab Army’s casualties in January did not even total 50 – and this was the most violent of the 3 months.

 

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ZACK
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2017-02-09 07:20

First the info graph tell casualties in the first month of 2017 ( January ) not the last 3 months and secondly they say 1 tank was destroyed and 6 were disabled but not destroyed ( they can be repaired so there was just minor mulfunction in them ) !! ??
I too think that those numbers are just propaganda . SAA always work for minimal casuaties , they even lost large chunks of territory in one attack just to maintain soldiers numbers ……. !!!! This infographic shows us how disperate they are in East Ghouta !

AresXtremE Nemesis
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2017-02-09 12:29
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Agree with your claim.

Nestor Arapa
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2017-02-09 20:44

Jaysh Al-Islam grupo mercenario que participó en negociaciones en Astana, otros grupos lo consideran traidor a la causa y está perdiendo hombres, por ello necesita propaganda para levantar la moral de sus combatientes… Considero que es falsa la información, al contrario el ejercito Sirio muy pronto acabará de expulsar de la zona a estos mercenarios.

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Daeshbags Sux
2017-02-10 20:38

Actually, due to the kill ratio of SAA, I’d say it’s JaI’s own casualties 😀
Anyway, they fight to gain a place in their Allah’s paradise as suicide is forbidden to them. We are nice people, always happy to help!