Syrian army recaptures all areas fallen to rebels during Damascus offensive

Syrian army recaptures all areas fallen to rebels during Damascus offensive The formation of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham is an attempt to heal internal conflicts within the Syrian Islamist insurgency. Attacks in Homs and Deraa illustrate an effective capability, particularly in the former case to mount mass-casualty attacks in

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Syrian Warplanes Annihilate Militant Supply Lines East of Damascus

Syrian military aircraft carried out a series of strikes on militant supply lines in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, state television reported Monday. A view of Damascus. (File). © Sputnik/ Mikhail Voskresenskiy. Syrian Army Carrying Out Special

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Syrian Army retakes all lost points in east Damascus

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has reversed all of the jihadist gains in east Damascus today after a fierce 16 hour long counter-offensive that began last night. Led by the 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard, the Syrian

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Syrian Arab Army launches counterattack in Damascus’ Jobar district

Earlier today, the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Asham (HTS) launched a surprise assault against Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions in the Jobar district of eastern Damascus. The offensive was spearheaded by the use of two SVBIEDs (suicide vehicle

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Syrian rebels launch surprise attack on Damascus

Syrian forces were scrambling to defend frontlines near the heart of Damascus on Sunday after a surprise offensive by opposition groups. Shelling and sniper fire echoed across the Syrian capital as rebels and jihadists attacked regime positions in the

Syrian Army Retakes Damascus Areas

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state TV says government forces have regained control of parts of Damascus that were attacked and captured by rebels and militants the previous day. The sudden rebel seizure overnight, through underground tunnels, was the …

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Syrian Army and Rebels Battle Fiercely for Northeast Damascus

A U.K-based war monitor reported that vicious fighting erupted in the Syrian capital of Damascus Sunday morning, as government forces launched a major counter-offensive against rebels who took positions in the northeastern part of the city. Army units


Calm returns after strikes pound eastern Damascus

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (Sana) yesterday shows a damaged area in an industrial zone between Jobar and Qabun, on the eastern outskirts of Damascus. Text Size: A A A. AFP/Damascus. Syrian government forces …

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Syrian army regains ground in Damascus as rebels retreat

A view shows an empty street near the Abbasiyin area in the east of the capital Damascus, in this handout picture provided by SANA on March 20, 2017, Syria. SANA/Handout via REUTERS. 1/4. left. right. Vehicles drive at Abbasiyin square in the east of


Syrian Army foils opposition attacks in Damascus: embassy – Daily News Egypt

Units affiliated to the Syrian army have curbed on Sunday an attack executed by the opposition group Al-Nusra Front. The attacks targeted numerous army checkpoints and areas in the Gubar district of Damascus. According to a statement issued by the

Daily News Egypt

Syrian army ‘retakes Damascus district’ seized by rebels in surprise attack

Syrian government forces say they have have snatched back territory seized by rebels and jihadists in a surprise offensive in Damascus over the weekend. Rebel forces managed to briefly connect the opposition-held district of Jobar, in the east of the

Why Liberation of Syrian Jobar is an Important Step in Eradicating Terrorists

The elite units of the Syrian army continue their offensive on the positions of radical groups in the Jobar area in the east of Damascus. Sputnik correspondent Evgeniy Orel reported that the army managed to kick out terrorists from a complex of

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Monitor: Syrian government forces, rebels clash at east Damascus edges

BEIRUT – Syrian government forces battled rebel groups at the fringes of Damascus on Sunday, after the insurgents launched an attack from the east of the heavily fortified capital, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said

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Syrian army retakes Damascus areas captured by rebels

Syrian government forces on Monday regained control of parts of Damascus that were attacked and captured by rebels and militants the previous day, with the two-day fighting leaving dozens dead on both sides, the military and an activist group said.

Syrian army recaptures all areas fallen to rebels during Damascus offensive

A Syrian soldier flashes the victory sign at the Abbasyieen area in the east of Damascus, capital of Syria, on March 20, 2017. The Syrian army recaptured all areas fallen during Sunday’s wide-scale offensive by rebels in eastern Damascus, the military


Clashes break out in Syrian capital after insurgents attack

BEIRUT (AP) — Fierce clashes broke out in the Syrian capital on Sunday after insurgents infiltrated government-held parts of the city through tunnels overnight, a rare if brief advance after months of steady losses at the hands of government forces


Syrian Army fights back against jihadist rebels in east Damascus: video

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops and pro-government fighters launched a counter-offensive against anti-government militants after SAA positions were attacked in in the eastern Jobar district of Damascus, Sunday. Earlier in

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Syria war: Damascus sees fierce clashes after rebel attack

Syrian security forces have engaged in fierce clashes with rebels on the eastern outskirts of Damascus. Artillery shells and rockets landed in the heart of the capital as part of a surprise rebel attack launched in the Jobar district. The assault began

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Strikes pound east Damascus after rebel assault

Syrian government forces clashed with rebels and hammered opposition-held areas of east Damascus on Monday after pushing back a surprise assault in the capital. Rebels and allied jihadists, led by former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front, launched …

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Syria: Air raids on east Damascus after rebel assault

Fierce bombing follows Sunday’s surprise rebel attack on government positions in the east of Syria’s capital. 20 Mar 2017 13:14 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. Syrian raids have been targeting rebel forces in the eastern

‘Intense’ strikes pound east Damascus after rebel assault

Heavy air strikes hammered opposition-held neighbourhoods of Syria’s capital on Monday after government forces pushed back a surprise assault that saw rebels try to fight their way into the city centre. Rebels and allied militants, led by former Al

Middle East Eye

Fierce clashes in Damascus as Islamists tunnel into old city (VIDEO)

Fierce clashes erupted in Damascus between the Syrian army and Islamist militants who launched a surprise attack through secret tunnels leading to the government-held Old City. Syria’s capital had been rocked by a string of deadly terror attacks earlier.