The militants of the terrorist group «Jabhat Fatah al-sham» and their allies attacked March 19, the positions of Syrian government forces in the East of Damascus. The attack was a complete surprise for the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
The purpose of the attack was to combine two capital areas controlled by Islamists – Kabun and Jobar. The militants operating under the cover of artillery and missiles have managed to accomplish this task. The assault group of terrorists attacked government troops through the city sewers.
«Jabhat Fatah al-sham» has achieved some success in the attack on the city center. To repel the attacks were concentrated reserves, including armored vehicles. The captured districts were able to repel.
The offensive was launched amid reports of the impending withdrawal from Syria of units of the Lebanese grouping «Hezbollah». According to the Russian «Izvestia», the issue was discussed in Astana at the negotiations of Russia, Iran and Turkey.
The Shiite Hizbullah is the hatred of the moderate Syrian opposition, and Turkey considers the group a terrorist. The publication notes that Iran is ready to agree to the withdrawal of Shiite fighters from Syria in exchange for security guarantees Shiites in Northern Syria.
The reason for this tractability is the group incurred heavy losses and the fact that after one and a half years, the Russian operation in Syria the regime of Bashar al-Assad has not threatened to fall.