On Wednesday morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) – launched a powerful assault inside the East Ghouta (collection of farms in Damascus) region of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, where they specifically targeted the rebel strongholds of Douma, Harasta, Jobar, Zibdeen, and Jisreen.
The Syrian Armed Forces achieved significant success inside the city of Harasta on Wednesday, as they took complete control of the Reema Water Company facility after intense firefights with the Islamist rebels of Jaysh Al-Islam (Army of Islam) near the contested Harasta Industrial Area in northeast Damascus.
In addition to their success inside Harasta, the Syrian Armed Forces carried out a powerful assault on Jaysh Al-Islam’s positions inside the dilapidated city of Jobar, killing 18 enemy combatants and destroying three machine gun nests near the Teacher’s Tower; this city has been the site of some of the most intense battles taking place in the East Ghouta recently.
Meanwhile, inside the rebel stronghold of Douma, the Syrian Armed Forces targeted a Jaysh Al-Islam hideout at the Aliyah Farms, resulting in the eventual destruction of the Islamist site and the death of a dozen enemy combatants before noon on Wednesday.
Firefights are still ongoing between the Syrian Armed Forces and Jaysh Al-Islam at the Aliyah Farms in northern Douma; however, fighting has now spread to the Al-Wafadeen Refugee Camp, where the Islamist rebels are currently attempting to break-into, despite a number of failed attempts.