The army, led by the 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard, began the assault by using an UR-77 mine-clearing vehicle to attack the enemy defenses in Ein Terma region.
In addition to the attack on terrorists' defense liens in Ein Terma, the army’s elite 42nd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division carried out a powerful assault in the nearby region of Jobar, scoring direct hits with their surface-to-surface missiles.
The army has been relentlessly targeting militant positions in Eastern Damascus, as they attempt to force the militants of Faylaq al-Rahman and Al-Nusra to surrender their remaining positions in Jobar and Ein Terma.
Relevant reports said on Thursday that the army troops heavily pounded Faylaq Al-Rahman’s positions in Jobar in Eastern Damascus, inflicting significant damage to the militants' defense lines.
The pro-government forces also launched attacks on Faylaq al-Rahman’s positions around the strategic al-Manasher square in the Southern part of Jobar.
The Syrian soldiers have managed to win back control of about 20 blocks inside Jobar in the past few hours.
They also heavily attacked the Takfiri terrorists' positions in Ein Terma, opening their path in the region.