On Saturday, Suqur Al-Sharqiah, a group of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), captureed the strategic Abu Al-Shamat highway in the Syrian desert.
Suqur Al-Sharqia also started an attack on Al-Mahasah town north of the east Qalamun area in order to break an ISIS siege on Jaish al-Islam in the area.
Meanwhile, Ahmad al-Abdu, another FSA group, captured an ISIS pocket located between the Syrian desert and the northern Suweida countryside. The FSA captured Tal Mallaha, Tal Shahba and Um Qadqad. This advance allowed the FSA to launch the third and a final stage of its operation to reach the Jaish al-Islam-hed area in eastern Qalamun.
During their last attack Suqur Al Sharqiah capture a T-55 tank from ISIS fighters along with 3 trucks around Al-Mahasah\Mahsnah town .
FSA now is only 18km away from Jaish Al Islam positions in East Qalamun ,be lifting ISIS siege Jaish Al Islam will be able to reopen it’s old supply roots from Jordan and Iraq ,this could result in more battles soon inside and around Damascus if diplomacy failed .