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DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:30 P.M.) – On Tuesday, the Saudi-backed group Jaish Al-Islam targeted government checkpoints in the East Ghouta, thus violating the newly brokered ‘de-escalation zone’ which covers the entire region.

Targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) forward positions near the village of Beit Na’em on the southeastern axis of the rebel pocket, killing government soldiers whom had been instructed not to engage jihadist belligerents due to the Astana safe zone agreement.

According to the media wing of Jaish Al-Islam, five SAA soldiers died amid the clashes:

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In response, the SAA regrouped on the Beit Na’em frontier in the afternoon, retaking the depicted lost checkpoint and advancing a couple hundred meters through farm territory on the southern outskirts of the rebel-held village.

Nevertheless, prior to withdrawing from the newly raided positions, Jaish Al-Islam retrieved the bodies of a handful of fallen SAA soldiers and captured the event on tape:

Despite human losses, the SAA moved closer to Beit Na’em and may launch an assault on the village in retaliation over the blatant ceasefire violation.

Meanwhile, SAA artillery units began bombarding Irbeen on the eastern fringes of Damascus while the 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard started mobilizing in the embattled Jobar suburb alongside the 106th Brigade following a rebel capitulation in the Al-Qaboun and Barzeh neighborhoods over the weekend.

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Assad must stay
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Assad must stay
2017-05-09 19:13

That is the green light to capture Jobar.
Not rebels, terrorists only 🙁

Joe Doe
Joe Doe
2017-05-09 18:43

The SAA should advance to capture as much territory as possible, as this was violation of the ISIS

Joe Doe
Joe Doe
2017-05-09 18:46
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In addition the big mistakes of the SAA general staff was not to fire back upon fire on the SAA post. This is war zone, the SAA should alway protect itself when attack

Nestor Arapa
Nestor Arapa
2017-05-09 23:26
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No es ISIS, este grupo son mercenarios de la Monarquía Saudi.

Me & I
Me & I
2017-05-09 21:29

Dreckssaudijihadisten! … oh, c´mon…is this such a surprise? Those Allahu-Akbar-shouting No-Brainers should be wipped out from the surface, as well as the Fuckdom of Saudi Arabia… and don´t forget Qatar.

Chauhan Chauhan
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Chauhan Chauhan
2017-05-09 18:44

whichever safe zone is voileted by terrriost in resposne SAA should counter attack and sieze more terrrioty everytime from terriost like this the whole tertory will come under SAA. Jais al islam is saudi backed group which Alloush is the head and he dint like the safe zone idea thats why they are desparte to voilate

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux
2017-05-10 12:53

Allouf is the SPOX. His late brother was the head and founder, he also was an allouf 😆

Carlos Emilio Herrera Arcila
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Carlos Emilio Herrera Arcila
2017-05-09 22:47

Cobardes Islamitas mansalveros y criminales.

john mason
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john mason
2017-05-10 09:12

According to other sources these 5 were not Syrian soldiers but dead rebels dressed in Syrian uniforms and used for propaganda purposes.

Nestor Arapa
Nestor Arapa
2017-05-09 23:30
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La respuesta debe ser inmediato pero con fuerza aérea, los mercenarios aprovechan este acuerdo de “zona de apaciguamiento” para organizarse y lanzar ofensivas como este caso.
Erdogan no controla a estos grupos por tanto el ejercito Sirio que acabe de una ves por todas a estos mercenarios de la Monarquía Saudi.