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Syria: Infighting Intensifies Between Rival Terrorist Groups in Eastern Ghouta

9 August 2017 16:09


Clashes among rival terrorist groups have intensified following the Syrian Army troops’ advances in Ein Terma and Jobar regions in Eastern Damascus, a well-informed source said Wednesday.

The source said that Faylaq al-Rahman stormed the positions of Ahrar al-Sham in Eastern Ghouta and imposed control over the village of Modira.

Also, Faylaq al-Rahman drove Ahrar al-Sham fighters out of the town of Arbin and attacked more positions of Ahrar in the towns of Kafr Batna and Saqba.

In the meantime, Faylaq al-Rahman stormed the positions of Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) in the towns of Kafr Batna and pushed them away from the town.

Faylaq al-Rahman has, in a statement, denied any agreement with Jeish al-Islam over driving the Al-Nusra out of Eastern Ghouta, and meantime called on Jeish al-Islam to halt attacking its positions.

Faylaq also announced in the statement that they drove Al-Nusra Front out of al-Ash’ari region.

Meanwhile, Faylaq al-Rahman said in the statement that Jeish al-Islam violated the agreement and attacked Faylaq’s positions in al-Asha’ari region, Beit Sowa and al-Aftaris.

Field sources reported on Tuesday that Jeish al-Islam clashed with Al-Nusra in al-Ash’ari region and took control over the region after pushing Al-Nusra towards the village of al-Aftaris.

In the meantime, Faylaq al-Rahman stormed Al-Nusra’s position and laid siege on the rival group in the town of Hazah, the sources added.

According to field reports, Faylaq al-Rahman and Jeish al-Islam have agreed to end Al-Nusra’s presence in Eastern Ghouta.

The sources further said that Faylaq al-Rahman stormed the positions of Ahrar al-Sham in the town of Arbin in Eastern Ghouta and captured their positions and command centers in the town, adding that Ahrar al-Sham is now left with control only parts of Harasta region.

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