On Monday, 2 April 2018, around noon, the first buses began evacuating “Jeich al-Islam” militants from the town of Duma, the main sector of Eastern Ghouta, to Jarablus, a town on the Turkish border. A total of 50 buses were used for this transfer of rebel fighters of Islamist obedience and supported by Saudi Arabia….

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…

24 March 2018: Syrian rebel fighters on Friday left one pocket of battered Eastern Ghouta and reached a deal to quit another as the regime drew close to regaining full control over the key enclave after a more than month-long battle. A blistering Russian-backed assault since February 18 on the last opposition bastion near Damascus…

On March 22, Russia and Faylaq al-Rahman reached a ceasefire agreement in the western part of the Eastern Ghouta region, according to sources linked to Faylaq al-Rahman. The agreement will reportedly be implemented on March 23. The sources added that negotiation between Faylaq al-Rahman from one side and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), supported by…

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,…

The defense of militant groups is collapsing in Eastern Ghouta under pressure from the Syrian Arab Army , the National Defense Forces, the Tiger Forces, the Republican Guard and other pro-government factions. Faylaq al-Rahman and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) have lost the important village of Saqba and at least half of Kfar Batna….

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 regime controls the key city of Hamouriyah in Eastern Ghouta Loyalist troops took Thursday 15 March 2018 the key town of Hamuriyah in the south of the rebel enclave in Eastern Ghouta, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). “The Syrian regime now controls the entire city after Faylaq al-Rahman’s fighters (an Islamist…