DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4: 00) – Resounding explosions ripped through the eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital as the Syrian Army resumes a full-scale operation to retake the rebel-held districts of Jobar and Ein Tarma.

The offensive – which was launched yesterday early morning – granted the government troops control of several buildings along the battlefronts where scores of fighters were killed and injured.

Today, the Army troops managed to take over several building blocks northeast of Jobar following fierce clashes with al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and Faylaq al-Rahman, which also control Ein Tarma along other towns in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region.

In the adjacent district to the east, another Army unit from the Republican Guards continues to grab more territories located to the west of Ein Tarma.

The military campaign is boosted by heavy and non-stop airstrikes conducted by the Syrian and Russian jet fighters.

In a related context, the Saudi-backed Jaish al-Islam – one of the biggest and most effective Islamist rebel groups in the Eastern Ghouta – issued an official statement expressing willingness to bury the grudges and help Faylaq al-Rahman repel the offensive.

Jaish al-Islam and Faylaq have been engaged in heavy infighting when the former vowed to eradicate Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham – a staunch ally for the Faylaq – from the eastern Ghouta.

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