BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) halted their airstrikes over the Jaysh Al-Islam stronghold of Douma after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored several advances on Saturday, a military source told Al-Masdar News this morning.
According to the military source, the Syrian Air Force was ordered to halt their airstrikes over Douma in order to restart negotiations with Jaysh Al-Islam.
However, despite the stoppage of airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army continued their artillery strikes on Douma, paving the way for new advances to be made the southern axis of the town.
On Saturday, Jaysh Al-Islam accused the Syrian Army of launching a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 75 people in Douma.
The Syrian government has denied carrying out the attack and blamed Jaysh Al-Islam for the recent violence in the East Ghouta.