The Assad regime has bombed and reportedly captured some key positions from the moderate Free Syrian Army (FSA), which has been battling Daesh in Jabal Dakwa hills in eastern Qalamoun, northeast of Damascus.
Syrian activists published a video showing regime jets striking FSA positions in Jabal Dakwa in the early morning hours Friday.
Meanwhile, clashes have continued to rage between the FSA and Daesh in the area since several FSA groups launched an offensive on terrorist positions on March 18.
The FSA has already liberated an area of 10,500 square kilometers from the terror group and have driven Daesh terrorists out of numerous positions in eastern Qalamoun, including Tees, Sees, Makhoul, Sabaa Biyar, Zaza, Tal Makhoul hill, and Sad Risha. It has also captured strategic positions in Jabal al-Afaie hills.
Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests which erupted as part of the "Arab Spring" uprisings with unexpected ferocity. Since then, more than a quarter of a million Syrians have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to U.N. estimates.