Jaish al-Islam and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) militants suffered heay casualties in clashes with government forces in the Eastern Ghouta region located near the Syrian capital of Damascus.
According to local sources, up to 25 members of militant groups were killed in the recent clashes in the area. Most of them was killed in a failed push on government forces at Hawsh Nasri.
Last weekend, the Syrian Special Forces also conducted a military operation behind militants defense lines, killing at least 6 militants, according to AlMasdarNews:
A unit of Special Forces from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) conducted a mission behind enemy lines today, in East Ghouta, Damascus. The unit was acting on intel provided by local spies in the area.
The coordinated attack took place on a farm, located near the Al-Shifounyah roundabout, which was being used as a base for Islamist rebels, near the Hawsh al-dawahra axis.
6 militants were simultaneously killed by Syrian Special Forces, including a field commander, while they were meeting and making plans to attack government-held areas, and SAA checkpoints.