The 4th Armoured Division of the Syrian Arab Army is advancing on positions of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) in the strategic area of Bardaya Hills in the western Damascus countryisde, near the Golan Heights.
According to pro-government sources, the 4th Armoured Division overrun the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) positions in the eatern part of the hills and entered the area. An intense fighting is ongoing.
Bardaya Hills are located east of the town of Bayat Jin, the key HTS stronghold in the area. Pro-government sources speculate that the recent advances will allow government forces to develop momentum further and to laid siege on the HTS-held town. However, clashes have been ongoing in the hills area for few months without any significant progress of the Syrian military in this area.
More about the 4th Armoured Division (this video was originally released on June 10, 2017):