The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and rebel forces are working together to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) in the Greater Damascus area for the first time since the start of this violent conflict.

According to an Al-Masdar correspondent in Damascus City, the government forces allowed a rebel contingent from Jaysh Al-Islam (Army of Islam) to travel through the Homs-Damascus Highway to the Al-Dumayr front in order to reinforce their comrades fighting against ISIS.

When ISIS launched an attack on Jaysh Al-Islam’s positions in Jabal Ruhaybeh this morning; it was the Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) that provided covering fire for the rebel forces confronting the terrorist group.

The ISIS attack has now been repelled by Jaysh Al-Islam and the Ahmad Abdo Brigade at Jabal Ruhaybeh in the Qalamoun Mountains.

With ISIS at the outskirts of the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus, the government and rebel forces face a serious threat near ‘Adra; this is one of the reasons why they are collaborating against the terrorist group.

In the video below, Jaysh Al-Islam’s leadership state it is permissible to ally with the government if it means defeating ISIS.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrP3NysTRlY&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop

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Bumimas Adijaya
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Bumimas Adijaya

they r not rebel anymore if they working together with assad don’t they??

Tommy
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Tommy

together?

jules michto
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jules michto

Selon pour la 1ère fois rebelles et forces du régime collaborent leurs opes a #Damas en #Syrie contre #EI aka #Daech

Chuck Hicks
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Chuck Hicks

This, and U.S. drone strikes against Jabhat al Nusra. Strange days, indeed.

Zakk Aryas
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Zakk Aryas

!?

Sellasie III
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Sellasie III

Surprise! However, were there signs of a loose alliance when rebels from Al- Duymar and Jayroud shut out ISIS from the Al-Tanf border crossing during the taking of Palmyra and Al-Quraytyan. Without this action, the operation would have lasted much longer.

Καμικάζι Αυτοχθονίας
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Καμικάζι Αυτοχθονίας

Alea Iacta Est….

Siam
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Siam

Really interesting!

Jari-Pekka
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Jari-Pekka

Good news, i guess they could co-operate in Daraa also?

Joe Pelosi
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Joe Pelosi

Yea but, is this a means to an end

MEMO
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MEMO

Only bcs Rebels See fighting #ISIS doesnt mean they work with assadists

Setting
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Setting

@ArtWendeley I wonder how many new recruits Isis will get in Syria just because of this sole action done by the rebels

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

And at the same time, Jaish al-Islam shells kurdish civilians with chemical warheads…
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