On Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured a building block north of the Sonbul gas station and the post office building in Ayn Tarma area east of Damascus, according to pro-government sources. The SAA allegedly killed and wounded 15 fighters of Faylaq al-Rahman during the clashes.
In Jobar district, also east of Damascus, the 4th Armored Division troops advanced in the Al-Manasher area.
Furthermore, Syrian Air Force warplanes continued bombing Faylaq al-Rahman positions in Ayn Tarma and Jobar.
From its side, Faylaq al-Rahman claimed that 20 soldiers of the 4th Armored Division were killed after Faylaq al-Rahman fighters exploded the post office building in Ayn Tarma.
It was noted that Faylaq al-Rahman did not use TOW missiles during the past days against the SAA amoured vehicles. This may mean that the SAA successfully destroyed a large percentage of these missiles or that Faylaq al-Rahman used a major part of the missiles that it had managed to smuggle to Eastern Ghouta.
Hundreds of civilians protested in Arbin area in Eastern Ghouta demanding Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) fighters to withdraw from the town. Dozens of civilians also demonstrated in Kfar banta area in Eastern Ghouta also demanding HTS to withdraw from Eastern Ghouta.
These developments reflect the support of civilians in Eastern Ghouta for the de-escalation agreement agreed by Jaysh al-Islam and their rejection of HTS policy aimed at thwarting all peaceful agreements with the government.