Damascus, Syria (8:49 A.M.) – Units from the Syrian Army’s elite Republican Guard and the Special Missions Ministry of Interior Forces foiled a ‘Jaish Al Islam’-led counterattack on the recently captured positions in west Rayhan farms.
Seven jihadists were killed while five others were injured in the insurgents’ ranks as a result of this failed assault. On the other hand, the government troops suffered three injuries.
Notably, the government forces had managed to surround a rebel contingent in the western section of Al-Rayhan town a day earlier following the capture of the western farms of the aforementioned town.
This comes after a series of deprecating defeats for the Saudi-backed Jaish Al-Islam that had them withdraw from Bahariyah, Hawsh Al-Farah, Hawsh Nasri, Tal Sawwan, Tal Kurdi, and Mayda’a.