BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) began their long-awaited East Ghouta offensive this morning, targeting the southeastern countryside of this farming region in Damascus.
Led by the Tiger Forces and 4th Division, the Syrian Arab Army managed to take control of several areas in the East Ghouta after breaking through Jaysh Al-Islam’s front-lines.
According to an official military source in Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army captured the towns Hazrama, Al-Nashabiyah, and Al-Salihiyah, along with the imperative hilltop of Tal Farzat.
As a result of this advance, the Syrian Army has now cleared this large Islamist pocket in the southeastern part of the East Ghouta region.
The Syrian Army is now advancing towards the town of Hawsh Zariqiyah, which is located northwest of Al-Nashabiyah.