BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:15 P.M.) – The militant forces in the ‘Ayn Tarma Valley and nearby town are in serious trouble, as the Syrian Arab Army’s Republican Guard units rapidly advance through the enemy defenses.
On Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard resumed their large-scale offensive in ‘Ayn Tarma, capturing more than 90 percent of the ‘Ayn Tarma Valley after a fierce battle with Faylaq Al-Rahman militants.
In addition to their advance at the ‘Ayn Tarma Valley, the Syrian Arab Army also captured several sites in the southern part of the town, including the Driving School, Al-Jisr Neighborhood, and a number of nearby buildings.
As a result of their advance, Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army is now fighting Faylaq Al-Rahman near the strategic Al-Khir Market and ‘Ayn Tarma Bus Station.
According to Al-Masdar’s Damascus correspondent, Ibrahim Joudeh, the militant forces have little to no chance of maintaining control over any part of the ‘Ayn Tarma Valley, as their positions are completely exposed to Syrian Army artillery.
Meanwhile, in the key district of Jobar, the Syrian Arab Army are steadily encircling the area in order to force the militants to surrender.
The Syrian Arab Army has demanded the jihadist rebels surrender both Jobar and ‘Ayn Tarma; however, the militants have rejected every offer thus far.