Jaysh al-Islam Repelled Syrian Army Attack In Eastern Ghouta. 30 Soldiers Allegedly Killed

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Jaysh al-Islam Repelled Syrian Army Attack In Eastern Ghouta. 30 Soldiers Allegedly Killed

On Thursday, Jaysh al-Islam claimed that 30 soldiers were killed in an ambush in the Al-Rayhan farms area east of Duma in the Eastern Ghouta region near the Syrian capital of Damascus.

According to Jaysh al-Islam, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) tried to advance, but Jaysh al-Islam fighters damaged two T-72 tanks and a BMP-1 vehicle, and injured and killed scores of Syrian soldiers. Jaysh al-Islam admitted that three of its fighters were killed and 12 others were wounded during the fighting.

According to pro-government sources, only eight Syrian soldiers were killed during the attack. A source from the SAA in Eastern Ghouta said that the SAA was able to advance and capture many farms and buildings between Al-Rayhan and Al-Shifuniya. According to the source, the aim of the operation is to separate the Al-Rayhan farms from Al-Shifuniya village in order to increase the pressure on Duma, the main stronghold of Jaysh al-Islam in Eastern Ghouta.

Meanwhile, the SAA continued its advance in Ayn Tarma, where it managed to capture few more buildings near the meat company. From its side, Faylaq al-Rahman claimed that its fighters repelled the SAA attack and destroyed a Gvozdika howitzer with a TOW missile. However, the video showed that the missile didn’t hit its target.

The SAA is currently working to increase the pressure on the militants in Eastern Ghouta, which is expected to be the next major target for the SAA after the end of operations in Deir Ezzor.

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  • Derapage

    The brother of Assad should be removed from office and demoted. His efforts to get resolved the Goutha question is proved unsuccessful. Suheil is the solution.

    • John Whitehot

      that would amount at removing the coach of a football team when it’s winning 10-1 because the opposing team scored a goal at minute 44′ of the second half.

      The jihadist propaganda shows every week more how much they are desperate, and the ridiculous attempt at describing a miss as a hit in the above video proves it beyond doubt (like there was any).

  • John Whitehot

    There are inconsistencies.
    The title states that “jaysh repelled SAA attack”.

    But the article states that actually the SAA advanced and took many buildings, while one of its units fell into an ambush.

    Jaysh stating that they killed “scores of Syrian soldiers” is the same usual jihadist bullshit as ever.
    And as ever, they publish a video claiming a hit when the missile did not hit at all.

    • G Dean VanGaya

      Plus that’s an old video that’s being recycled.

    • Mikronos

      They are photos showing a consierable number of corpses wearing government uniforms in a trench – victims of what looks like a missile or mortar strike. There were obviously living rebels walking among them – so somebody went too far forward and or pulled back Sometimes a near miss can be fatal to the bystanders.

      • John Whitehot

        and where are those pics?

        • Mikronos

          South Front – you’ll have to find them yourself – use the date.