Clashes between Jaish al-Islam and the joint forces of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and the Al-Rahman Corps continued for the second day in the Eastern Ghouta region.
Yesterday, militants of Jaish al-Islam attacked headquarters of the Al-Rahman Corps and the HTS in the areas of Arabin, Kfrbtna, Al-Ashari, Madira and Haza.
According to pro-opposition media, a suicide bomber of the Al-Rahman Corps attacked a gathering of Jaish al-Islam militants in Eastern Ghouta in the morning on April 29.
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Jaish al-Islam sent tanks and armored vehicles to the clashes area and demanded HTS and the Al-Rahman Corps to surrender before launching the second attack. According to opposition sources, 30 members of Jaish Al-Islam, 40 of HTS and 20 of Al-Rahman Corps have been killed in this clashes so far.
The clashes broke out after the advance of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the Al-Qaboun district in eastern Damascus.
Wa’el Alwan, a spokesman for the Al-Rahman Corps, accused Jaish al-Islam in participating in the siege of Al-Qaboun, where members of Al-Rahman corps , Ahrar al-Sham and the HTS were encircled by government forces.
Jaish al-Islam did not participate in the HTS-led attack in eastern Damascus last month. However, it was not able or didn’t want to prevent it. Later warplanes destroyed a number of Jaish Al-Islam ammunition depots in the area near the Turkish-Syrian border in Idlib in response for the group’s inability to maintain the ceasefire agreement in the area.