SAA has resumed offensive in eastern Damascus trying to liberate the suburbs of Jobar and Ayn Tarma towns. Reports say the 42nd Brigade of the veteran 4th Mechanized Division has joined the Syrian government forces there.

In Ayn Tarma, SAA units stormed the area around the slaughterhouse building (captured by SAA about two weeks ago) whilst simultaneously assaulting the northeastern sector of Jobar.

The operation is to be a success as the fresh mechanized units provide heavy fire support for storming troops. Most of this additional firepower is being delivered by the 42nd Brigade’s T-72 tanks.

This entire development comes after the expiration of the 24-hour deadline given to the Faylaq Al-Rahman rebel group to force the Al-Qaeda-linked Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) terrorist group out of eastern Damascus.

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