DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:45 P.M.) – Fierce clashes were reported since early morning in Ayn Tarma valley with the Syrian Army declares zero hour to storm the rebel bastion located along the western frontline of the jihadi enclave.
Preceded with heavy artillery and rocket shelling as well as intensified airstrikes, the Army troops infiltrated the extensively-fortified area. Early reports came in that the whole Ayn Tarma valey has fallen to the government forces. Yet, such reports are not yet fully confirmed.
The assault to reclaim the valley –adjacent to the heavily-populated al-Dukhaniyah district and Jaramana town – was initiated from Kafr Batna town; a former insurgent heartland which was liberated by the Syrian Army two days ago.