BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:05 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a new assault in the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus on Thursday, targeting the Jaysh Al-Islam (Army of Islam) town of Hawsh Al-Salhiyah.
Led by the 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard and special mission forces, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the Farms northeast of Hawsh Al-Salihiyah, where they were confronted by a large Jaysh Al-Islam contingent.
According to an Al-Masdar News field correspondent, the Syrian Arab Army seized several farms near Hawsh Al-Salihiyah, killing and wounding a number of Jaysh Al-Islam and Faylaq Al-Rahman militants.
In addition to seizing farms northeast of the town, the Syrian Arab Army also captured some trenches and checkpoints at the northern flank of Hawsh Al-Salihiyah after a six hour battle on Thursday.
With today’s advance, the Syrian Arab Army is now attacking Hawsh Al-Salihiyah from two different flanks, along with the nearby village of Hawsh Al-Zriqiyah.