Army of Islam repels loyalist forces' advance in Eastern Damascus

تحرير أمنة رياض | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 20 فبراير، 2018 11:58:34 ص خبر عسكري جيش الإسلام

SMART - Damascus Suburbs

On Tuesday, the Army of Islam killed and injured members of the loyalist forces while repelling their advance in Eastern Ghouta, from the direction of the town of al-Zariqia in Nahiyat Duma, 15 kilometers east of Damascus.

Abdulrahman Abdulwahab, a military commander in the Army of Islam, said that their fighters drew loyalist groups to a bulk of houses and caught them in an ambush, killing and injuring most of them. The remainder of the loyalist groups retreated without achieving any advances, according to the Army of Islam's website.  

On Monday, loyalist forces attacked the area adjacent to the Damascus-Homs highway and al-Karam area. Members of the Army of Islam repelled the attack by artillery and anti-aircraft machine guns, killing and injuring loyalist members, according to their website.

The loyalist forces’ attempts to advance coincide with intensified Russian and loyalist bombings on Eastern Ghouta, using different kinds of weapons, since Sunday morning. Activists said that bombings on Ghouta killed 98 civilians on Monday alone.

Also on Monday, Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, said that what happened in Aleppo when the Syrian government displaced most of the residents of Eastern Aleppo to Idlib, could happen to Eastern Ghouta too.

Factions of the Free Syrian Army and affiliated Islamist battalions deny any negotiations with loyalist forces to reach a truce or reconciliation in Ghouta. Loyalist media outlets have broadcasted news of loyalist military marches preparing to storm the area.

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