On March 14, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Tiger Forces suppported by the Russian Aerospace Forces captured the Hawsh al-Mubarkha area southeast of the Duma district in the Eastern Ghouta region, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria. Pro-government activists also reported that the SAA had advanced in the town of al-Rayhanah near Hawsh al-Mubarkha and had reached al-the Rayhanah mosque in the outskirts of the town.
The SAA and its allies has captured al-Rayhanah town twice before. However, Jaysh al-Islam has been able to recapture the town in both occasions as the SAA has shifted its attention to the southern part of the Eastern Ghouta region back then.
In the western part of Eastern Ghouta, the SAA and its allies captured 50% of the town of Jisrayn from Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and the Faylaq al-Rahman, according to pro-government sources.
The SAA operations in the western part of Eastern Ghouta will likely slowdown in the upcoming days as the SAA and its allies appear to be willing to capture Duma, the last stronghold of Jaysh al-Islam in Eastern Ghouta.
Meanwhile, the SAA continued its cooperation with the UN and evacuated more injured and sick civilians from Eastern Ghouta via an established safe route, according to the Hezbollah media wing. A new humanitarian aid convoy of the UN is also set to enter Duma in the upcoming hours.