US-Backed Forces Attacking Syrian Army In Damascus Desert (Map, Videos)

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US-Backed Forces Attacking Syrian Army In Damascus Desert (Map, Videos)

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On Friday, the US-backed militant groups of Jaysh Assoud Al-Sharqiya and Ahmad al-Abdo Forces launched an attack on positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the Dakwa area in the Damascus desert. Jaysh Assoud Al-Sharqiya claimed that militants regained control of the Mastama hill, killed a SAA general, and captured a Syrian soldier during the attack.

US-Backed Forces Attacking Syrian Army In Damascus Desert (Map, Videos)

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On June 7, the SAA captured Tal al-Abdo, and on June 8 it captured Tal al-Dakwa and the area of Al-Dakwa. With tihs, the SAA captured 550 km2 east of Damascus.

According to pro-government sources, the SAA managed to repel the militant attack on Tal al-Dakwa. Furthermore, Syrian Air Force warplanes bombed US-backed militants in the Bir Qasab area and in the vicinity of Tal al-Dakwa.

Pro-government media denied reports that the US-backed militant groups also known as the Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured the Al-Zuluf Reserve area in the northern Suweida countryside. According to pro-government sources, the SAA and the National Defense Forces repelled the FSA attack, and the 800th Battalion of the Republican Guard is still stationed in the area.

In the last two days, FSA groups launched few large-scale attacks on SAA positions in the northern Sweida countryside, Zaza Triangle and the Bir Qasab area. Furthermore, the US-led coalition bombed government forces in the Zaza Triangle twice.

Meanwhile, the US-led coalition and the FSA have conducted zero attacks against ISIS from its bases in Al-Kazaf and Al-Tanf, which contradicts with its official statements that its deployment there is against ISIS.

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