Damascus, Syria (10:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s Republican Guard continued their wide-scale advance inside the key West Ghouta town of Darayya on Friday night, capturing several points from the Islamist rebels of Ajnad Al-Sham near the Bilal Al-Habashi Mosque.

According to an Al-Masdar News correspondent in Damascus City, the Syrian Armed Forces captured an area the size of 1 square kilometer near the Bilal Al-Habashi Mosque, leaving Ajnad Al-Sham in a poor position inside Darayya.

This recent advance by the Syrian Armed Forces comes just one week after they seized several buildings in the Darayya Association Quarter that is located in the western part of the town.

Darayya was once a densely populated town in the West Ghouta that was located just outside the Syrian capital; it has long been under the control of the Islamist rebels and their jihadist allies.

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2016-08-05 19:37

Wait a minute, your maps on Darayya show that this territory was taken weeks and weeks ago, what gives? Did the enemy counterattack, that we weren’t informed about, or is the map maker clueless?

teto
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2016-08-05 21:06
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You mean this one ? http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/field-report-syrian-army-tightens-noose-around-rebels-darayya-map-update/
In fact it seems that now rebels control more territory, then they had weeks ago.
Anyway it’s not a secret, that you should only come to AMN only for a fresh portion of SAA successes. In that sense it’s comforting to some. For information on rebel successes you should look elsewhere. Everybody are fighting information war too, so it should be taken into account.

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2016-08-05 21:44
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Feel free to update us if you find incorrect information.

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2016-08-05 22:38
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I’m not suggesting, that your information is a lie and should be corrected, it’s just that you cover only part of the picture. Maybe you just have only SAA sources, I don’t know. For me AMN is useful just in that role, but to build a complete understanding of what going on there I have to use multiple sources. I think everybody should do the same, unless they are strictly from “kill daeshbags!” or “kill assadists!” camps.

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2016-08-05 22:40
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Ok copy that! still, feel free to update us 😉

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2016-08-06 11:31
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ISIS and the Syrian army have been going back and forth with the Syrian army taking a city, then ISIS capturing it back, then the Syrian army takes it back again, and so on. So its completely possible at this moment that the article is accurate!

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2016-08-06 17:33
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We report the latest information that we have, and yes situation on the ground can change while we publish.
Then we do followup articles. It’s as you say an endless back and forth.

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2016-08-05 21:30
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Anyone who want to see both informations go to LIVEUAMAP

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2016-08-06 08:35
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totally not, its very biased cause UA clearly hates anyone russia supports or atleast is okay with. therefore the map there shows significantly greater territories controlled by green/black (jihadists) and as small as possible red territories (the legitimate army and some not-so-legitimate paramilitaries)

Börje Nilsson
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2016-08-05 19:10

Well done.

Tartus66
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2016-08-06 02:31

Dumb argument it has been obvious that attack after counter attack and counter counter attack that battles sway back and forth so fast media cant keep up the fact is the terrorists with no air cover get exposed when they counter attack and sustain heavy losses.

In recent weeks great gains have been made of which there is no doubt the terrorists have been badly mauled and it would seem are close to the end.