Over the last 72 hours, the Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard – backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF) – has been advancing inside the dilapidated city of Jobar in the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus, seizing  a number of building blocks from the Islamist rebels of Jaysh Al-Islam (Army of Islam) and Faylaq Al-Rahman (Al-Rahman Corps).

The Syrian Armed Forces began their small-scale offensive over the weekend, when the Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade and their allies detonated a tunnel bomb under the Faylaq Al-Rahman headquarters inside the eastern district of Jobar, destroying the entire building and killing several militants from the aforementioned Islamist group.

Following the destruction of the Islamist rebel headquarters, the Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade and their allies imposed full control over the Al-‘Arabiya Neighborhood of Jobar after a violent battle with the Faylaq Al-Rahman and Jaysh Al-Islam militants on Monday morning.

Currently, the Syrian Armed Forces and the Islamist rebels are involved in an intense battle near the Al-Tayba Mosque Neighborhood and Parliament Square of Jobar – they are deadlocked at the moment.

The recent military activity inside Jobar is part of the Syrian Arab Army’s latest initiative to utilize tunnel warfare against the Islamist rebels in order to combat their movement underground.

Share this article:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
ALSO READ  Russian choppers confront US helicopters after new chase in northeast Syria: video

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.