On January 27, fighters of the Ahrar al-Sham Movement, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and US-backed Faylaq al-Rahman launched a new attack on several positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) around the Armored Vehicles Base in eastern Damascus, according to Syrian opposition sources.
The new attack began with a VBIED attack on a key position of the SAA around the base. However, the VBIED was destroyed by Syrian soldiers before it was able to reach the target.
Later, the Ahrar al-Sham Movement announced that its fighters damaged two BMP-1 armored vehicles of the SAA during the clashes around the Armored Vehicles Base. However, the militant group didn’t report any advance.
From its side, the Syrian pro-government news outlet Damascus Now said that the SAA fully repelled the attack killing and injuring several fighters of Ahrar al-Sham and its allies. The source added that warplanes of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) targeted Ahrar al-Sham positions in the districts of Harasta, Irbin and Madiyarah responding to the attack.
The new attack comes only two days after the Damascus government and the Syrian opposition reached a new ceasefire agreement in the Eastern Ghouta region within the Vienna talks format. However, it appears that the Syrian opposition delegation has no influence over the opposition forces in Eastern Ghouta.