BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:35 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their large-scale offensive in the southeastern countryside of Damascus, today, targeting the Jordanian-backed Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) positions along the important Damascus-Baghdad Highway.

Led by the 5th Legion, the Syrian Arab Army advanced from the recently captured Biyar Al-Saba area to the Zaza Checkpoint after launching another powerful attack this morning, a military source told Al-Masdar this morning.

In addition to their attack on the Zaza Checkpoint, the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Legion also struck the Free Syrian Army’s positions at the Sabihiyah Mountains, which is located just north of the Damascus-Baghdad Highway, the military source added.

If the Syrian Arab Army captures the Sabihiyah Mountains, they will have imposed fire control over this region of southeast Damascus.

The Syrian Arab Army’s main objective of this offensive is to capture as much territory as they can before Jordanian and U.S. troops decide to enter rural Damascus.

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Great move!! Only 8 km left to Al Busayri and onwards to join forces with the detachment southwest of Palmyra at Khunayfis. That way both Daesh and the FZioS are done for in the (far) East Qalamoun pocket.