BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – The Islamist rebels of Jaysh Al-Islam launched a counter-attack in the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus this week, targeting the points they lost to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the town of Hawsh Dawahra.

Jaysh Al-Islam’s counter-attack would prove successful as their forces managed to recover all of the points they lost to the Syrian Arab Army over the course of seven days in the East Ghouta.

According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army did indeed withdraw from the area after five soldiers were killed in-action (KIA) and one tank was badly damaged by Jaysh Al-Islam missiles.

The East Ghouta front is considered a de-escalation zone in the areas where the Syrian Army and Jaysh Al-Islam are present; however, some hostilities still remain, despite the agreement put in place by the Russians, Turks, and Iranians.

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