On Friday March 31, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Higher Command announced in an official statement that units of the SAA had entered the districts of Irbin, Ayn Tarma, Zamalka and Jobar in the western part of the Eastern Ghouta region. “After a series of carefully planned battles and military operations conducted by our armed…

(Caroline HAYEK | OLJ) While mass evacuations continue in Eastern Ghouta, one last pocket is still resisting the Syrian regime. Jaysh al-Islam, the last rebel group on the spot, controlling Duma and its surroundings, refuses to hand over its weapons and leave the area. “We are currently negotiating with the Russians for our maintenance and…

Government Forces Advance In Ein Tarma, Repel Militant Attack South Of Douma On March 20, Syrian government forces advanced on positions of Faylaq al-Rahman and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) in the area of Ein Tarma in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta. According to pro-government sources, units of the Republican Guard, the Tiger…

By March 19, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the National Defense Forces, the Tiger Forces, the Republican Guard and other pro-government factions had liberated about 80% of the Damascus subrub of Eastern Ghouta. Government forces have recently liberated the areas of Saqba and Kafr Batna from Faylaq al-Rahman and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra,…

Syrian Army Advances Reportedly Liberates Two More Towns, Evacuates Thousands Of Civilians In Eastern Ghouta On March 17, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Tiger Forces backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces captured most of Kafr Batna and Saqba towns in the western part of the Damascus subrub of Eastern Ghouta, according to…

The Syrian Air Force resumed intensive raids on the eastern Ghouta, a rebel stronghold near Damascus, on Wednesday 21 February 2018, killing five more civilians and wounding more than 200 people, an NGO said. The raids targeted several localities in this enclave where some 400,000 inhabitants have been under siege since 2013, the Syrian Observatory…