Assad terrorists targeted Jobar neighborhood, east of the capital Damascus, with chlorine gas Thursday evening (June 22), causing suffocation among the fighters, as Assad-allied militias fail to storm into the neighborhood for the second week in a row.
Al-Rahman Brigade, a fighting group opposed to Assad regime, said that Assad terrorists and their allied Iranian-led militias targeted opposition fighters on the fronts of Jobar with poisonous chlorine gas, after failing to make any progress inside the neighborhood, which led to a number of opposition fighters to suffer from suffocation.
“Opposition fighters were able to foil any attempts by Assad terrorists and the Shiite militias at occupying any new areas in Jobar,” they said, adding that the opposition fighters managed to destroy a ZSU-23-4 (Shilka) vehicle on the front of the Tiba sector, amid continuous bombardment using all kinds of weapons on the neighborhood.
Assaults by Assad terrorists and Iranian militia to invade Jobar district come about two months after these militias took over Tishreen and Qaboun neighborhoods following months of military operations that destroyed large parts of the neighborhood and displaced hundreds of fighters and civilians.
The neighborhood is located north of Damascus and is one of the closest neighborhoods to the Abbasid Square in Damascus. It is adjacent to the Zabltani area near the neighborhoods of Bab Touma and Qazaa and is considered to be the gate into eastern Ghouta.
This neighborhood was an important scene to major peaceful anti-Assad demonstrations organized by the civilians of Damascus countryside during the early years of the Syrian revolution.