Syrian Army advances into new sections of Jobar
The battle for Jobar has been one of the most destructive battles to take place during the Syrian Conflict and it is still ongoing, despite the fact that there is nothing left inside this dilapidated city located in the East Ghouta region of Greater Damascus.
On Friday morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard – backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF) – broke-through Jaysh Al-Islam’s (Army of Islam) front-line defenses in Jobar and advanced to the Al-Karash Company grounds for the first time since losing it in late 2012.
In addition to their advance at the Al-Karash Company grounds, the Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade and their allies imposed full control over the Jobar Mail Depot after a violent battle with Jaysh Al-Islam and Faylaq Al-Rahman (Al-Rahman Corps). The Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade has begun using tunnels to carry out attacks against the enemy forces; this tactic has allowed them to evade the prevalent snipers that make it very difficult to maneuver in the open.