BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:50 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored a major advance in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, Thursday, following a long battle with the jihadist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham.
Led by the 4th Division, the Syrian Arab Army managed to breakthrough Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s front-lines at the northeastern axis of the Arbeen suburb.
According to a military source from the 4th Division, the Syrian Arab Army captured the Jordanian-Lebanese Company building and several trenches around this site after several hours of battle on Thursday.
In addition to capturing the aforementioned site, the Syrian Army also took control of the ‘Abdel-Rahman bin Awf Mosque and its surrounding neighborhood.
The mosque was used by HTS as an operation room in Arbeen before its capture by the Syrian Arab Army on Thursday.