Syria: Govt. forces counter-offensive reverses militant gains in east Damascus

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Published on 20 Mar 2017, 14:00
Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops and pro-government fighters increased their presence in the east Damascus district of Jobar, Monday, after the success of a counter-offensive against anti-government militants.

Earlier on Sunday, the troops reportedly came under attack from the Tahrir al-Sham militant group, a Syrian umbrella organisation that includes Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra).

According to local media, the government troops were able to fend off the attack, and have since been able to retake the Jobar district on Sunday night.

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