After 36 hours of continuous clashes, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) seized the meat company and all the surrounding buildings in Ayn Tarma area east of Damascus. The meat company is considered one of the strategic positions in Ayn Tarma.
According to pro-government sources, Faylaq al-Rahman tried to defend the position for the last minute, but the Syrian Republican Guard managed to control it after a successful raid on the meat company building.
Opposition media claimed for the fifth time that the SAA used chlorine gas during its offensive on Ayn Tarma. The sources published a video of an opposition fighter claiming to have found a hand grenade containing chlorine and chemicals with the dead body of a Syrian soldier in Ayn Tarma.
After a close look we were able to identify the bomb, a Russian-made RGN hand grenade, which is a conventional bomb containing only RDX explosives.
Faylaq al-Rahman and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) seem not to be in a position to stop the SAA advance in Ayn Tarma, where the SAA is working to isolate the Jobar district in order to seize it and secure the eastern part of the Capital Damascus.
Government forces operation in eastern Damascus (SOURCE):