On January 10, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured several buildings in al-Ajami neighborhood of Harasta district east of the Syrian capital, Damascus, according to pro-government sources. The SAA also repelled an attack of the Ahrar al-Sham Movement and its allies around the Armored Vehicle Base.
An officer of the SAA’s 4th Division told SouthFront that the SAA has killed over 80 fighters of the Ahrar al-Sham Movement, Faylaq al-Rahman and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and has injured over 100 others around the Armored Vehicles Base over the last few days. However, according to the source, the base is not secured yet.
From its side, opposition sources said that the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) conducted over 353 airstrikes against Ahrar al-Sham Movements and its allies in the last 11 days. The source added that the SAA fired over 440 Syrian-made heavy rockets against the radical groups in Harasta district during the same period.
Jaysh al-Islam announced that in the southern part of Eastern Ghouta its fighters attacked and captured a position of the SAA around the village of Ayn Zuriqa. The group claimed that its fighters killed nine soldiers of the SAA and captured three others during the attack.
Jaysh al-Islam had conducted several hit and run attacks against the SAA in the southern part of Eastern Ghouta in the last few days. These attacks are an obvious attempt to assist the Ahrar al-Sham Movement’s attack on the Armored Vehicles Base.