On March 14, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces, the Republican Guard and their allies advanced on the village of Jisreen in the southern part of Eastern Ghouta and captured a number of buildings inside it, according to pro-government sources.
As soon as Jisreen is liberated, government troops will start operation to liberated the villages of Kafr Batna and Saqba.
The SAA and its allies also advanced on positions of militants in the area of Harasta but failed to achieve any notable gains there.
Government forces have captured a weapons depot in Aftaris:
The SAA has discovered a chemical weapons lab in the recently liberated village of Al-Shifuniayh in Eastern Ghouta. Previously, the village had been controlled by Jaish al-Islam. This poves that militants had been able to produce and use chemical weapons to stage chemical attacks in the pocket in order to accuse the Syrian government of conducting them.
On March 13, Speaking during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Commander of US Central Command Gen. Joseph Votel said that Russia’s support to the Syrian government increases the complexity of the anti-ISIS campaign in Syria. The general also accused Moscow of undermining the US-Russian relations.
“So I am concerned about this role that Russia plays in northern Syria and how it impacts all of our relationships and especially relations between us and Turkey,” Gen. Votel said.
So, the US military has found who is “guilty” of its failures in Syria and Washington’s ill-advised policy in the country.