Local sources said that over 150 terrorists have been killed and tens of others have been wounded in intensified clashes between Jeish al-Islam and the coalition of Faylaq al-Rahman and Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board) in Eastern Ghouta in the last seven days.
The sources said that almost 160 militants have been killed and tens of others have been injured in seven-day-long infighting between Jeish al-Islam and the united front of Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at and Faylaq al-Rahman in the Eastern territories of Damascus province.
The sources added that Faylaq al-Rahman announced in a statement that its fighters have repelled Jeish al-Islam's attacks and have pushed them back from the lands that it has conquered recently.
Faylaq al-Rahman also accused Jeish al-Islam of attacking its positions, seizing their warehouses and capturing several fighters and commanders of the group in Eastern Ghouta.
In the meantime, Spokesman for Jeish al-Islam Hamzeh Beiraqdar tweeted that Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at and Faylaq al-Rahman are to attack Jeish al-Islam's defense lines in the town of al-Ash'ari after Jeish al-Islam stopped attacks and pulled its forces back from the townships they had entered previously.
Jeish al-Islam had previously announced in a statement that it had halted operation against Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at in Eastern Ghouta.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Saturday that a sum of 169 militants and civilians were killed in fresh clashes between rival terrorist groups in Eastern Ghouta since April 28.
The SOHR reported that clashes between the Saudi-backed Jeish al-Islam and Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) in Eastern Ghouta left 156 militants dead since April 28.
The SOHR noted that 67 slain militants were from Jeish al-Islam while the rest were members of the Al-Nusra and allied Faylaq al-Rahman.
The fighting has also killed 13 civilians, including two children, and wounded dozens more.
SOHR Director Rami Abdel Rahman said the “situation has returned to how it was before,” adding that “each side has taken back the areas it lost during the fighting.”