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DAMASCUS, SYRIA (12:50 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their counter-offensive in the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus on Friday, capturing more sites from the Islamist rebels of Faylaq Al-Rahman.

Launching their assault from three different axes, the Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard, backed by the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) and National Defense Forces (NDF), managed to capture three important buildings near the Jobar Electrical Company after an intense battle with the Islamist rebels.

In addition to their advance at the Jobar Electrical Company, the Syrian Armed Forces also captured a number of points around the Mail Depot and Tayba Mosque on Friday night.

This latest advance by the Syrian Armed Forces comes just hours after the Islamist rebels launched a surprise attack inside of Jobar.