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Breaking: Syrian Army launches big offensive in eastern Qalamoun

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Following an agreement with one of the rebel groups to surrender the town of Dumayr in the eastern Qalamoun, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a big offensive to force the remaining militants to surrender their positions.

According to a military source in Damascus, the militants of Jaysh Tahrir Al-Sham refused to surrender their positions or reconcile with the Syrian government.

This refusal by the Islamist rebels prompted the Syrian Army to launch tonight’s offensive to capture the Batra Mountain and the nearby town of Al-Nassiriyah.

The Syrian Air Force is now heavily bombarded the area as well, which is likely to force the Islamist rebels to return to the negotiations table.

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