BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:25 P.M.) – Amid the ongoing build up of Syrian Army forces in Damascus for an upcoming offensive against militant groups across the capital’s East Ghouta region is now arriving the 10th Mechanized Division, bringing with it all of its assigned troops and heavy equipment.
On Saturday, the division’s 62nd Brigade arrived in the Syrian capital from the its de facto posting in Qatana (western Rif Dimashq) with tens of main battle tanks and BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles, at least one dozen howitzers as well as many hundreds of storming troops.
Like other military convoys seen arriving in Damascus over the last week, the convoy for 62nd Brigade was kilometers long.
In total, 10th Mechanized Division possess well over one hundred tanks and other armored fighting vehicles.
Most, if not all of the division’s remaining brigades are expected to deploy towards Damascus as the Syrian Army continues to build up its forces for the upcoming offensive against armed rebel factions embedded throughout the capital’s eastern countryside.