On Wednesday, Syrian Air Force warplanes carried out dozens of airstrikes against Faylaq al-Rahman positions in Jobar district, Ayn Tarma and Kafarbatna areas east of Damascus.
The 4th Armored Division of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) also shelled Faylaq al-Rahman fortifications in the district with dozens of heavy Burkan rockets on Tuesday and Wednesday.
— Qalaat Al Mudiq (@QalaatAlMudiq) 9 August 2017
The SAA also captured 10 building blocks near Al-Manshiyeh roundabout in Jobar district east of Damascus, according to the pro-government web blog Al-Masdar News.
From its side, Faylaq al-Rahman claimed that 10 Syrian soldiers from the 4th Armoured Division were killed in an ambush in Ayn Tarma area.
Faylaq al-Rahman also claimed that its fighters damaged two T-72 tanks of the 4th Armoured Division in Ayn Tarma.
Furthermore, Faylaq al-Rahman published a video that shows a field operations room of the 4th Armoured Division in the west of Ayn Tarma being targeted by Faylaq Al-Rahman DIY gun.
— فيلق الرحمن (@Alrahmancorps4) 9 August 2017
It’s believed that Faylaq al-Rahman will defend Ayn Tama area and Jobar district to the end despite the major disagreements between it the other key players in Eastern Ghouta: Jaysh al-Islam, Ahrar al-Sham and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).
Now there is no doubt that if Faylaq Al-Rahman loses the battle in Jobar and Ayn Tarma, this will be an end of the group as a powerbroker in Eastern Ghouta.