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DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:40 P.M.) – Earlier today, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) secured its single largest advancement in the Al-Qaboun neighborhood since embarking upon a military campaign last month to dislodge insurgents entirely from eastern Damascus.

Led by the 4th Mechanized Division and 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard, government forces captured a large building block area in northeastern Al-Qaboun, seizing control of the Al-Noman, Al-Hussein and Al-Qassem mosques in the process.

At the southeastern axis, the 42nd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division captured nearly all buildings around the Al-Khabbaz mosque, leaving Islamist fighters in a dire situation.

Next, the SAA will attempt to seize control of the nearby Electric Grid Station which overlooks most of the Al-Qaboun neighborhood, thereby sealing its fate.

Rebel forces claimed to have conducted an ambush against the 4th Division, killing 20 SAA troops in the process. However, a military source based in Damascus insisted there was no ambush and that the entire incident was fabricated to justify the loss of territory.

The Al-Masdar News source also said that rebel factions are left with no option but to capitulate entirely or face utter annihilation.

Over 200 insurgents have been killed since the SAA began its Al-Qaboun offensive.

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Assad must stay
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Over 200 insurgents have been killed

200 useless terrorists less. Very good 🙂

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Stern Daler

Nice pic of upgraded tank armor.

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Flay the Daeshbags

there’s still that daeshbag pocket in Damascus that still appears on Wikipedia’s maps. any plans for that?

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It’s called Yarmouk Camp: it is inhabited by primarily Wahhabized Palestinian refugees. It serves no strategic purpose really since they have no heavy weapons and it would be a fairly unreasonable drain on resources. The primary target is the much larger and more militarized Qaboun District as well as the East Ghouta, and then inevitably the Yarmouk Camp will be next, just to have full control of the Damascus countryside.

As for now: it’s basically just a Daesh museum. They do hand choppings almost daily so the civilized secular Damascuns can watch and see how the animals live.

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pietsaman

I wonder how fast the east ghouta pocket will fall if this unit start pressuring there, First step wil be Hirista and Duma

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