BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:25 A.M.) – Minutes ago, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored a new series of gains in the East Ghouta region, capturing several buildings in the Harasta suburb after a short battle with Faylaq Al-Rahman.
Led by their 4th Mechanized Division, the Syrian Army seized a dozen building blocks in the Al-Ghafrawni area that is located southeast of the Harasta police hospital.
As a result of this advance, the Syrian Army now finds themselves within a few hundred meters of the Harasta-Douma Road.
In addition to the ground assault, the Russian Aerospace Forces are providing much needed air support over Harasta and Mesraba, as the Syrian Army continues their large-scale advance in the East Ghouta.
According to a military source in Damascus, the Russian airstrikes are being conducted in conjunction with the Tiger Forces’ latest attack on the key town of Mesraba.
The source added that the Syrian Army should make major headway in the East Ghouta in the coming hours, as the Islamist defenses collapse.