Militants Are On Run As Government Forces Prepare More Operations In Damascus Countryside

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Yesterday, defenses of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda), Ahrar al-Sham and their allies collapsed in the so-called Qaboun pocket in eastern Damascus. As a result, the Syrian Arab Army and its allies got a full control over Tishreen and Qaboun.

A part of militants accepted a withdrawal deal and started evacuation on Sunday. Another part had withdrawn from the area via undground tunnels.

Following the liberation of Qaboun, the network of undeground tunnels in the area poses a main threat to civilians and government fighters. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and other “moderate rebels” will likely attempt to use it for suicide bombing attacks against civilian and military targets. This is why, the Syrian military’s main task is to destroy this network and to secure the area.

As soon as this is done government forces will likely focus on liberating the area of Jobar south of Qaboun. Jobar is a legetimate tagrget for government military operations because HTS (an internationally designated terrorist group) and its allies keep control over this district.

Militants Are On Run As Government Forces Prepare More Operations In Damascus Countryside

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  • Kell

    What about that barzah pocket?

    • kraaiiii

      won’t be long, the pocket is too small to hold out long :)

    • MeMadMax

      They have already surrendered mostly.
      They are just figuring out who’s leaving.
      Once the buses are full up and left, whomever remains will be crushed.

  • Dejan

    SAA should focus now on western ghouta and yaramouk, jobar is heavy fotoficsted and its not surrounded like qaboun was, it would take months to take it

    • Mick odc

      Pretty sure Western Ghouta fell quite a while ago.

  • guest

    The SAA will regain every inch of Syria from the terrorists. The headchoppers must realize that it is a lost cause and let the people of Syrian live in peace.