Loyalist force escalate operations against al-Qalamun factions in Rif Dimashq

تحرير محمد الحاج | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة Freda Hocaine 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 18 أبريل، 2018 10:45:09 ص خبر عسكري قوات النظام السوري

Rif Dimashq - SMART

The loyalist forces escalated the military operations against the Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions and the Islamist Batallions deployed to the Eastern al-Qalamun mountains, Rif Dimashq, amidst negotiations regarding the fate of main cities in the area.    

On Wednesday, local activists reported that loyalist warplanes and helicopters have consecutively targeted the Eastern al-Qalamun mountains since Tuesday night.    

The activists clarified that the warplanes raided over 25 times, as the helicopters dropped approximately 45 explosive barrels on the al-Batraa and al-Rahiba mountains in the Eastern Qalamun. No further information on the number of casualties was reported.   

The activists also reported that the factions operating in the mountains are: the Martyr Ahmad Abdo Forces, The Ahrar al-Sham Islamist Movement, Jaysh Ussud al-Sharqiah, Jaysh Tarhir Aal-Sham, al-Sanadid Brigade of the al-Rahman Legion, and the Jaysh al-Islam.  

Activists who were escorting the factions, reported that Jaysh Ahrar al-Sham and Ussud al-Sharqiah killed and injured dozens of the loyalist forces during clashes in the Mahsa area, Eastern al-Qalamun. The clashes also destroyed a T72 tank.

This military escalation coincided with ongoing negotiations between Russia and representatives of the Eastern al-Qalamun area. Observers reported that the negotiations would likely produce an agreement on Thursday. The agreement will allow loyalist forces to enter the al-Rahiba and Jairud cities, as the factions will head to the mountains.  

Another agreement in the al-Dumayr city in al-Qalamun, included the permission for civilians who wish to leave, and fighters of the Ahmad al-Abdo Forces and Jaysh al-Islam, to exit the city and head to Jarabulus city, Aleppo. This would be exchanged for the entry of loyalist forces to the city.  

On the first of April, the Syrian government gave time for the people of Eastern al-Qalamun and the factions operating there, to consider a reconciliation agreement for the area. The reconciliation includes handing cities to the Syrian government, and allowing people to leave - akin to what occurred recently in Eastern Ghouta.

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تحرير محمد الحاج | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة Freda Hocaine 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 18 أبريل، 2018 10:45:09 ص خبر عسكري قوات النظام السوري
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