Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (a coalition of militant groups led by Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, formerly the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda), Faylaq al-Rahman, Ahrar al-Sham and some small units from other militant factions launched the second attempt to break the siege of Qabun in eastern Damascus.
The joint militant forces attacked goverment positions at the Qabun industrial area from the direction of Jobar. They engaged government troops at a bus station pushing in the direction of the Abbasiyn Garage and entered the Fabric Factory.
The militants goal is to break the Qabun pocket and to link up the area with the militant-held area of the Eastern Ghouta.
The first militant attempt to break the siege resulted in a failure after government forces secured the Qabun industrial area on Monday.
Militant video from the Fabric Factory:
Faylaq al-Rahman released drone footage depicting the Jobar area:
Militants are advancing in Jobar: