On Friday night, the Syrian Arab Army’s 63rd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division – in close coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Hezbollah – imposed full control over several sites in the Qalamoun Mountains of Damascus after a series of firefights with the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS).
The Syrian Arab Army’s 63rd Brigade and their allies surprised the ISIS terrorists in the eastern Qalamoun with a powerful assault on the Damascus Train Tracks, the Petrol Pumping Station, the Al-Thaniyah Walls, and the village of Al-‘Azzam, killing several enemy combatants in the process of their large-scale attack on these sites in rural west Damascus.
Following a bloody battle with the ISIS terrorists in the eastern Qalamoun, the Syrian Armed Forces officially declared the Damascus Train Tracks, the Petrol Pumping Station, the Al-Thaniyah Walls, and the village of Al-‘Azzam under their control.
The eastern Qalamoun front is relatively quiet; however, as of recently, the ISIS terrorists have been desperately trying to obstruct the Syrian Arab Army’s advance in anticipation for their southeast Homs offensive, which is likely to start in the coming hours.
Most of the sites captured by the Syrian Armed Forces and the Lebanese Resistance were relatively small, but they did manage to keep the ISIS terrorists busy, while their allies advanced in southeastern Homs.