BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 A.M.) – Jaysh Al-Islam and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) are currently involved in a fierce battle for the eastern part of Douma, as the latter continues their push to capture the town.
Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Army has repeatedly attempted to capture the last part of Al-Rayhan, which has been firmly under the control of Jaysh Al-Islam for several days now.
Jaysh Al-Islam has refuted the claims that Al-Rayhan is fully under the control of the Syrian Army by releasing footage of their forces fighting the latter inside the town.
The Islamist group claimed their forces once again repelled a Syrian Army attack on Saturday, adding that at least ten soldiers were killed during the attack.
Below is a video that was released by Jaysh Al-Islam in Al-Rayhan:
While the fighting has been limited tonight, the Syrian Army is expected to storm Jaysh Al-Islam’s last positions in Al-Rayhan in the coming hours, as they try to secure the eastern entrance to Douma.