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BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 A.M.) – Syrian Arab Army Republican Guard troops have carried out a deadly ambush against Islamist rebels of the Free Syrian Army-linked Faylaq al-Rahman faction in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ayn Tarma.

According to military sources, yesterday the Syrian Army, observing rebel movements near the front-line, pre-dialed a section of road running between two large buildings for Republic Guard artillery assets.

Not long after the trap was laid, a group of 12 militants emerged from one of the buildings and, sure enough, began to run down the artillery-marked street to the other building.

At this moment, Syrian troops overseeing the ambush called in their pre-set artillery barrage, catching the rebels on open road.

The barrage devastated the Islamist militant raiding group, killing seven fighters outright and wounding the rest who were then forced to hobble away in retreat.

The ambush comes at a time when the Syrian Army is once against escalating its rocket and artillery attacks against militant positions and movements throughout the districts of Jobar and Ayn Tarma as part of a renewed effort to push armed gunmen from these areas.

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Attrition is the only way for victory. Well done SA. Keep it up. You too are paying a huge price. Sad to see so much of destruction and imagine the cost of rebuilding the lives as it will take huge amount of money and resources for both the sides. Poverty, disease, cold, hunger, shortage of water, no power electricity, death & destruction every day. Every one is sick of this. Sad to see that wealthier nations are adding more fuel to the fire and aren’t working towards this meaningless war. God knows how Syria is going to re-build itself. It… Read more »

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Great tactic!

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Buildings can be EASILY rebuild, but ONCE invisible terrorism spread THERE WILL BE devastating consequences like running Syria’s economy n normal lives of millions or more n untold amount of, tens or EVEN hundreds of Syrian pounds lost of all that associated with. Those standing building STILL provide DAM good coverage for these evil terrorists. NO building, bomb to stone age n flood the WHOLE terrorist areas n there are hundreds of underground tunnels, many of the right under civilians, some of them spies of terrorists, so flood to tunnels, you cannot stop water n water WILL find all that… Read more »

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flooding the Ayn Tarma and Jobar as they are no civilians living there anylonger is a pretty bright idea. the fact is the terrorists do not refuse to leave the larger damascus outer perimeters just to prove they are tough but have detected some weakness in the assault tactics of the legitimate security forces the SAA cannot afford to have rats and moles holding underground dwellings only later to shell the densely populated civilian areas of the core damascus areas

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So sad to see Syria as just another broken Muslim state destroyed by the same old “outside influences” and the hidden-hands of another western regime change, when will will we ever produce heroes in this world?.. I ask everybody on planet earth this one very valuable question: If you really care about HUMANITY, If you really care about HUMAN LIFE, Then why do we never hold ANYBODY accountable EVER?, why?.. Not for Iraq, not for Afghanistan, not for Libya -zero justice truth or accountability -and now Syria – and all the useless cowards in the wealthy west who talk about… Read more »