DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:30 P.M.) – On Sunday, Failaq Al-Rahman (Free Syrian Army branch) immobilized one of the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) bulldozers with an improvised explosive device (IED) in a largely destroyed sector of eastern Damascus.
The bulldozer, heavily reinforced with Shafrah armor, was accompanied by a SAA tank as the unexpected explosion took place in the rubbles of Jobar, a contested neighborhood which has been ravaged by non-stop clashes since 2012.
According to a military source close to Al-Masdar News, the bulldozer was recovered by the SAA a few hours later and will face repairs to bring it back to order. The source added that the crew had sustained only minor injuries, including a concussion.
Other footage, released by a pro-opposition outlet, shows the SAA shelling Islamist insurgents in the Jobar and Ain Tarma with IRAM rockets on Saturday:
The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) has also resumed its sorties over East Ghouta in direct retaliation for an incident yesterday in which five missiles were launched by rebel forces into downtown Damascus, killing and injuring 17 non-combattants.