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SECOND PHASE OF JIHADISTS’ ADVANCEIN EASTERN DAMASUCS LOST MOMENTUM

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Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham and its allies have lost momentum in the Qabun industrial area in the eastern Damascus countryside.

Earlier today, the joint militant forces launched the second attempt to seize this important industrial zone from government forces. The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces, backed up by the Syrian Air Force, stopped the militant advance after militants captured the Fabric Factory.

Clashes have been ongoing since morning, but militants have not been able to develop momentum in the area.

Multiple airstrukes and artillery strikes played an important role in preventing further advances of Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham and its allies.

The advance in the Qabun industrial area was launched by Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham, Faylaq al-Rahman and Ahrar al-Sham on Sunday with the goal to link up Qabun with the Eastern Ghouta region controlled by militants. On Tuesday, Jaish al-Islam, which is described as a moderate opposition group and involved in the Astana format, announced an official support to this effort.

Airstrikes against militant positions in the area:

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