Earlier today, the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Asham (HTS) launched a surprise assault against Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions in the Jobar district of eastern Damascus. The offensive was spearheaded by the use of two SVBIEDs (suicide vehicle-born improvised explosive devices) which were used to burst open SAA defences.

 

The initial attack was covered in this report here: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/jihadist-rebels-launch-massive-assault-east-damascus/

 

The SAA units which were attacked in this sector had to retreat in order to keep causalities to a minimum and recover from the shock of the initial attack.

 

Now reports have come in that the SAA has restored one of the positions that it was forced to withdraw from this morning. The restored point is the electrical facility of the Jobar district. These same reports also claim that, as of the present moment, the SAA is advancing on the Mercedes workshop in order to reclaim it from HTS.

 

Further updates to follow.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 436
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 2
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    438
    Shares
ALSO READ  Russian spy planes stalk jihadist forces in northwest Syria

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.