BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – Jaysh Al-Islam (Army of Islam) launched a new offensive in the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus today, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the southern farmlands of Hawsh Dhawahra.
However, within minutes of launching this offensive, Jaysh Al-Islam found themselves overwhelmed by the Syrian Arab Army’s Republican Guard forces.
According to an Al-Masdar field correspondent, the Syrian Arab Army had prior knowledge of this Jaysh Al-Islam offensive, including where the militants planned to attack.
As a result of this failed offensive on Thursday, Jaysh Al-Islam suffered 7 dead and 15 wounded, while their adversaries from the Syrian Arab Army didn’t lose any soldiers.
Majd Fahd of Al-Masdar added that the militants were attempting to reclaim two main outposts south of Hawsh Dhawahra.