BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a surprise offensive in the Qalamoun Mountains of rural Damascus on Friday night, targeting Islamic State (ISIS) positions in the eastern slopes of this mountain chain.

The Syrian Arab Army began the assault by storming the Al-Mahsaa mountain axis; this resulted in a fierce battle with the Islamic State forces on Friday night and Saturday morning.

Following the assault on the Al-Mahsaa mountain axis, the Syrian Arab Army announced the capture of the Al-Qatiya Mountain after overrunning the jihadist defenses on Saturday.

Leading the charge to liberate the eastern slopes of the Qalamoun Mountains is the Qalamoun Shield of the 3rd Armored Division; they have been involved in several offensives in this region, but mostly against the Islamic State forces.

With this latest attack in the Qalamoun Mountains, the Syrian Arab Army has now opened 4 axes against the Islamic State forces around the country.

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waky wake

Four differing axes huh? That is a sound battle plan. Such a well thought out and executed strategy does not come from amateurs. It should be clear by now to anyone paying attention that the commanders and controllers of the SAA, Syrian National Defense Force and allies are clinical, clairvoyant and resolute, and have no intentions of retiring before every single terrorist/jihadist/rebel/opposition fighter either lays down their weapons and except amnesty if they’re Syrian, leave the sovereign territory of the nation of Syria if they’re not Syrian, or “DIE”. “Can you say “CHECKMATE”?