BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) began their long-awaited East Ghouta offensive this morning, targeting the eastern part of this farming region in Damascus.
Led by a plethora of units, the Syrian Arab Army began the assault by storming the Al-Nashabiyah front, where they managed to bypass Jaysh Al-Islam’s defenses and seize several points.
The Syrian Arab Army was then able to advance steadily towards the town of Hazrama and large hilltop of Tal Farzat, which overlooks much of this area, including Al-Nashabiyah.
While some preliminary reports claim that the Syrian Army has captured Al-Nashabiyah, Hazrama, Tal Farzat, and Al-Salihiyah, the military has yet to confirm these alleged gains.
If the Syrian Army was able to take control of these localities, it would mean the Islamist rebels of Jaysh Al-Islam had completely fallen apart at the eastern corridor of the East Ghouta.