Clashes continue between the regime forces and their allied militiamen on one hand and the Islamic factions on the other in areas in the vicinity of Ein Tarma town and at the outskirts of Jobar neighborhood. Casualties were reported at both sides. Clashes were accompanied by an intensive shelling by the regime forces on areas of clashes. The regime forces managed few days ago to advance again into Ein Tarma area, located at the western outskirts of the Eastern Ghouta. They then managed to take control of a block of 10 houses near Ein Tarma center, from the side of AlMotahalik AlJanobi (the Southern Bypass), amid violent clashes in an attempt by Al-Rahman Legion to regain control over the area. Clashes are accompanied by an intensive shelling by the regime forces and an exchange of targeting between both parties.
The SOHR published about 4 days ago that the regime forces managed to take control of a driving school near Ein Tarma town, amid several attempts by the regime forces to advance more in the area, while the factions are seeking to regain control over the area. The clashes in Ein Tarma Valley and in the vicinity of Ein Tarma town in conjunction with clashes in Jobar neighborhood come as part of the regime forces’ attempts to end the presence of the factions in Jobar neighborhood, by turning around the west of Jobar neighborhood and forcing the factions to withdraw from the neighborhood, by advancing through Ein Tarma Valley and on AlMotahalik AlJanobi (the Southern Bypass) that separates Ein Tarma and Jobar neighborhood, east of Damascus, from its Eastern Ghouta. The regime forces are also seeking to tighten the siege on the Eastern Ghouta, which has been besieged since 2013.