BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:25 P.M.) – Earlier this week, the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) troops launched a counter-offensive to recapture the territory they lost in southeast Damascus; this operation resulted in the rebel forces recapturing the Zaza Checkpoint and Sabihiyah Mountains near the Palmyra-Baghdad Highway.

Following this Free Syrian Army counter-assault, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) decided to resume their offensive in the southeastern countryside of Damascus, today, striking the US-backed rebel forces east of the Biyar Al-Saba area.

According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Legion, alongside the National Defense Forces (NDF), recaptured the Zaza Checkpoint and Sabihiyah Mountains after breaking-through the rebel defenses north of the Palmyra-Baghdad Highway.

With these sites recaptured, the Syrian Arab Army has once again imposed fire control over a small portion of the Palmyra-Baghdad Highway that flows through southeast Damascus.

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Looks like SAA advances in difference directions and pretty soon the SAA will have no infantry and hardware to defence or advance and all defence line will be very thin and easy to outflank from all sides

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Really dumb analysis, sorry. They are actually shortening their front line by clearing pockets as well as pushing on all sides to make the 3-sided frontline in many areas to just become on front line. In total kilometers the frontline will be shorted, also the SAA has a lot of troops for this offensive. Once they clear up the Al Busayri crossroads alone they will shorten the frontline by hundreds of kilometers while securing additional strategic roads.