On Wednesday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured several buildings in the north of Ghazwat Badr Mosque in the Jobar district east of the capital Damascus.
Syrian Su-22M4 and the Russian Su-34 warplanes targeted the positions of Al-Rahman Corps in Jobar with more than 15 airstrikes.
Furthermore, the Syrian Republican Guard used a UR-77 mine-clearing system to destroy the fortifications of militants in the district.
The SAA also managed to take control of the al-Sawaqah school in Wadi Ein Tarma south of Jobar.
From its side, the Al-Rahman Corps claimed that its fighters managed to destroy a T-72 tank and a bulldozer of the SAA in Ein Tarma.
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According to local sources, militants of the Al-Rahman Corps shelled the airport road and the University of Damascus with mortars, wounding a child.
The Al-Rahman Corps also announced that Jaish al-Islam is not defending Jobar or Ein Tarma from the “regime” and accused Jaish al-Islam of stealing over 60 tons of supplies and detaining more than 100 fighters from the Al-Rahman Corps.
The Al-Rahman Corps said that Jaish al-Islam had not sent any reinforcements to Jobar district and that all Jaish al-Islam’s claims are false.
The SAA will likely be able to take control of the Jobar district because of internal disputes among militants in the Eastern Ghouta area.
The SAA reportedly receives a air support from the Russian Air Force in the area. This helps to destroy undegraound tunnels used by militants and facilitates the advance significantly.