DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:30 P.M.) – Non-stop clashes broke out in a key rebel-held suburb in northeast Damascus as fighting rages in several fronts in the East Ghouta region.
Substantial gains have been made by the SAA’s elite 4th Armoured Division in Harasta Suburb by recapturing several farms and points located southeast of al-Beiruni Hospital following fierce battles against Ahrar al-Sham jihadi group.
The newly-restored area houses a complex network of tunnels connecting Harasta to other major rebel bastion; namely Douma.
According to sources, the troops are roughly 1 km from al- Beiruni gas station located along the Harasta-Douma road. Thus, militants will be completely encircled inside Harasta.
In a related context, aid convoys entered, today, the city of Douma through al-Wafideen crossing point for the first time since the Syrian Forces launched a full-scale offensive against the militants-controlled East Ghouta region.