Syrian Army foils Jaysh Al-Islam counter-attack before it starts
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) caught wind of a planned Jaysh Al-Islam and Faylaq Al-Rahman offensive in the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus on Monday after local scouts reported a mass gathering of Islamist rebels near the Al-Qatari Villa and Grain Mills.
In a swift assault on Monday morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard killed at least 10 Islamist rebels near the Al-Qatari Villa and Grain Mills; this forced the remaining militants Jaysh Al-Islam and Faylaq Al-Rahman to disperse from the area in order to avoid anymore casualties.
According to an Al-Masdar field correspondent in Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade also destroyed 2 Islamist trenches and 2 mortar guns, while suffering no casualties of their own.
The Islamist rebels were reportedly planning to launch an offensive on Monday to recapture the territory they lost to the Syrian Arab Army recently; this was quelled before it could ever begin.