On Friday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured several buildings east of the al-Manasher roundabout in the southern part of Jobar district east of Damascus, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria. The SAA also destroyed several fortified positions of Faylaq al-Rahman with Syrian-made Golan heavy rockets, according to pro-government sources.
On August 17, Faylaq al-Rahman claimed that more than 30 Syrian soldiers from SAA 4th division were killed as a result of clashes in Jobar district and Ayn Tarma area east of Damascus. Faylaq al-Rahman also claimed that its fighters destroyed a bulldozer and a tank of the 4th division.
Meanwhile, dozens of civilians protested in Saqbah town in the Eastern Ghouta region against Jaysh al-Islam, according to opposition sources. The sources added that the protestors accused Jaysh al-Islam of killing Faylaq al-Rahman fighters.
During the last few days the Eastern Ghouta region witnessed intense clashes between Jaysh al-Islam and a collation of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and Faylaq al-Rahman. During these clashes at least three commanders of Jaysh al-Islam were killed .
Some sides in the opposition believe that Jaysh al-Islam is working to eliminate Faylaq al-Rahman in order to impose it full control on the Eastern Ghouta region and securing a good deal with Russia.