BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – As the Syrian Arab Army continues to expand the scope of its offensive in the Harasta district of eastern Damascus, more and more heavy rocket thrower units are being deployed by government forces to smash militant defenses ahead of advancing troops.

Following the lifting of the siege on a key military base in eastern Damascus by Syrian army-led forces several days ago, government troops continue to pursue jihadist militants throughout the district of Harasta.

According to military-affiliated sources, Syrian troops are currently in the process of trying to flush jihadist fighters out of Harasta’s Al-Ajmi and Al-Hadaek neighborhoods and to this end some hard-line militants are hurling themselves at government forces with suicide bomb vests strapped to their person.

Whilst the firefights are under way, more army rocket thrower units – utilizing the Golan-300 system – are being brought to bear to pummel rebel positions ahead of advances by Syrian troops.


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