BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) – Minutes ago, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) managed to break-through Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham’s (formerly Al-Nusra Front) front-line defenses at the northern flank of Bassima, capturing all of the hills overlooking this village in the Barada Valley of rural Damascus.

Led by the 4th Mechanized Division and Qalamoun Shield, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the northern flank of Bassima earlier today, killing several militants from Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham.

Intense clashes would continue north of Bassima for much of day, as the Syrian Arab Army attempted to enter the well-fortified village.

According to some local activists in Wadi Barada, a temporary ceasefire deal has been reached between the Syrian Arab Army’s High Command and jihadist rebels; however, this cannot be confirmed at the moment.

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Bassima is a right entry in this valley. Anyway, it will hard because the valley is not large.

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Video of Tunisian terrorist that returned from Syria: “We bombed Sunni mosques to blame Assad” “We sprayed “No God but Bashar / Baath”
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Was not the NDF clods nor SAA nincompoops but Hezbollah that took the high ground. I mean, all the best to the units that initially went on the offensive but their officers are clearly clueless. Apparently troops able to hold a position and conduct the super leaky blockades typical of Damascus area but not offensive action.