On March 6, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and other pro-government factions stormed positions of Jaish al-Islam, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra), Ahrar al-Sham and Faylaq al-Rahman in the areas of Misraba and Beit Sawa in the Eastern Ghouta region, near Damascus.
According to pro-government sources, government troops were even able to capture some farm area near these key towns. However, the militant remained in control over the towns.
Additionally, the SAA reportedly established control over the area of Hawsh Ashari. This should allow government forces to secure the southern flank of the troops advancing on Misraba and Beit Sawa.
Meanwhile, clashes continued in the village of Rayhan. The SAA still has problems with consolidating its gains there.