DAMASCUS, SYRIA (12:30 P.M.) – Syrian government forces launched major military operation in Jobar suburb in eastern Damascus, on Tuesday, in a bid to capture this long-standing stronghold of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS, Syrian Al-Qaeda branch).

Prior to the ground attack, Russian Air Force (RuAF) alongside with Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) targeted HTS positions in Jobar, Ayn Tarmah and Zamalka with heavy bombardment that was ongoing since predawn hours.

In the morning, units of the 105th Brigade of Republican Guard backed by National Defense Forces (NDF) of Damascus commenced the assault storming HTS positions at 2 axis simultaneously, namely in Jobar itself and in East Ghouta rural area, where government forces broke through the first line of HTS defenses capturing multiple building blocks and advancing 400 metres deep into the tightly built-up town of Ayn Tarmah.

At Jobar axis, SAA managed to advance in Taibah sector, with preliminary reports indicating that some building blocks have been captured here, too.

In the meantime, HTS jihadists retaliated by shelling Damascus city with more than 20 home-made missiles that fell in different districts of Syrian capital killing at least 4 civilians and injuring ten others.

Jobar has remained the last stronghold of jihadists in east Damascus since SAA restored full control over Qaboun and Barzeh districts earlier in May.

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TAKE JOBAR IN SAA CONTROL AND FREE UP MORE THOUSAND OF SOLDIER SO THEY CAN BE SEND RAAQAA AND HAMA AND HOMS TO FIGHT ISIL.

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The Pentagon has confirmed that on June 18, US coalition aircraft (US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet) shot down a Syrian Air Force Su-22 warplane near Raqqa. Of course, it’s not the first time when the situation is escalated. If you remember, the Tomahawks or the coalition airstrikes in a zone of de-escalation near the town of At Tanf in southeastern Syria. By the way, not long ago the Pentagon deployed multiple artillery rocket system in this very town. The Syrian defense ministry claimed that the attacked jet had been targeting ISIS positions. So, it is reported that the coalition coordinates… Read more »

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This is more complicated.
And I haven’t the courage to explain now

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lawmann josto

may Jobar fall to SAA soon!!