Syrian Army Advances Reportedly Liberates Two More Towns, Evacuates Thousands Of Civilians In Eastern Ghouta (Map, Photos)

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Syrian Army Advances Reportedly Liberates Two More Towns, Evacuates Thousands Of Civilians In Eastern Ghouta (Map, Photos)

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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 Syrian pro-government sources. Militants had reportedly started withdrawing from the two towns.

During its advance on the towns of Kafr Batna and Saqba, the SAA evacuated thousands of civilians. According to the Ministry of Defense of Russia, over 27,000 civilians were evacuated from Eastern Ghouta on March 17.

Meanwhile, the SAA and its allies resumed their military operations southeast of the Duma district capturing the al-Farabi school. The al-Farabi school is a key position located in the outskirt of Duma’s industrial area.

The SAA advance around the Duma district is likely a response to Jaysh al-Islam’s attempt to shoot down a helicopter of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) over with an OSA air defense system on March 16.

Local observers believe that the SAA will fully secure the towns of Kafr Batna and Saqba soon. Then, the SAA will advance towards Faylaq al-Rahman’s strongholds in the districts of Ayn Taram, Irbin and Hazzah.

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  • antoun

    yes yes yes youpie!!! excellentes newsss!!!!!

  • AJ

    Making good progress – almost certain the MSM will not cover the big number of civilians who were evacuated

    • You can call me Al

      They are, but it is like “the truth, the part truth and nothing like the truth”…

      • Rob

        SAA, Tiger forces and their allies have liberated Kafr Batna and Saqba in eastern Ghouta and advancing towards Hazzah and Zamalka..

        • You can call me Al

          Nice, thanks.

    • @Inc2Get

      Hahahaha they did, some of it. The Swedish MSM wrote that 2500 evacuated in total, while the real number is more than 25k.

      • VGA

        Before the SAA operation they were saying that there hundreds of thousands of civilians in the pocket and now they are reporting evacuations of a few hundreds or few thousands!

      • Smaug

        Citation needed.

  • Rob

    If there was no Russia to be honest Washington, London and Paris would eat all Muslims with their bones. Half of the world population are Muslims with lands of rich natural resources but still they have no strong economy and strong military industry. Why, because they have moronic puppet leaderships that get advice from Washington and Europe. I pray that God suddenly kill their all moronic leaderships immediately by heart attack and provide them young talented patriotic leaderships. Ameen.

  • Rob

    Breaking news:
    Today on March 17, SAA and Tiger forces and their allies have liberated Kafr Batna and Saqba in eastern Ghouta.

    • @Inc2Get

      Source? I remember Al Masdar News reporting the same but the article was retracted.

      • Rob

        Source is from terrorists.

  • Smaug

    Liberated or captured? There isn’t really much difference given the fact that many Rebel supporters acted out of fear, many Rebels refused to participate in any fighting, and mistrust for the SAA is sky high in Gouta.

    • Orcbuu

      mistrust for the SAA is sky high in Gouta.
      And why is that?

      • Smaug

        A) The chronic and rampant corruption before the war. B) The use of poison gas on civilian targets. C) Rebel propaganda. D) The deep rooted social problems that plague the Arab World.

        I know, you’ll say that the Rebels are guilty of so many atrocities and they are. But understand why a rational man with a family to protect might honestly not give a rip who wins the war.

        • Ariel Cohen

          Poison gas on civilian targets? Now I wonder where that came from….

          • Smaug

            I was referring to earlier in the war, I recall then President Obama saying that there was no doubt about it then avoid much criticism for not taking a harder stance in Syria.

          • Fred Dozer

            President Obama and CIA started the war, and could car less how many people of any kind die. Hopefully USA is not in area needed to build a gas pipeline to Europe and abandon Russian gas.

          • ZP

            LOL, Obomba said there was no doubt about it and that should be the sacred proof? Didn’t they lie about WMD in Iraq? same with Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, YU? They are only trustworthy in their own eyes, the rest of the World does not trust a word they utter.

          • Smaug

            Ah, South Front. Your articles are reasonably well informed and impartial but your comment section is full of sycophants and cyberbullies…

          • Smaug

            I know what you’re thinking, reply to this and I will flag you.

          • neil barron

            No I’ll keep this up, you’re so far behind on what has been and what is happening you just won’t be able to catch up because it’s moving to fast for your slug brain. You think these guys are talking out of their azzz/? No this is frontline stuff not shitte. As my dog Ginger said to such nonsense suck her Pelosi.

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            He just perpetuated the lie as it first started with Collin Powell about the WMD , Obama created the Myth of the Chemical weapons in Syria.

          • YellowFruit52

            You’re an idiot.

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            All chemical attacks have been attributed to the terrorists and you can’t bother calling rebels as they are hardly even local people, colonizing doesn’t make you a resident.

          • Smaug

            It’s easy to casually say that in an informal discussion and no sourses to cite when there’s a few years between us and those incidents but you might as well try to deny the holocaust.

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            Sources are easy both Obama and Kerry admitted on them being terrorists and the Turks blundered in handling the Sarin from Tiblisi ,Georgia Israeli Chem company in a diplomatic pouch along with Ret. Gen. Vallily in 2013 with 400 TFSA in escort to visit the FSA commander in Aleppo

          • Smaug

            You’re just making this up as you go along just to create an argument, aren’t you?

          • neil barron

            Hey dumbo lover the Centcom General was going to send military help for Benghazi but before he could act two Military Policemen came in and relieve him of duty by picking him up and basically carrying him out. Obama new he would do it and had him covered to loose his command. Meanwhile in the Mediterranean an Admiral of a carrier was turning around to go to their aid and was told to stand down twice. Which he did and the last words he heard in the US where you out of the navy now.

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            Nope facts are already out there in the western press check them yourself and don’t be lazy about it insulting your own intelligence is something no one should do.

          • neil barron

            Ahhhhaaaa aahhaahhhaa President Odumbo who sent in the jv team he couldn’t wipe his own ass because he didn’t know it from hole in the ground.
            The Islamo Nazi himself standing with visions of grandeur for the Arib spring.

        • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

          What rebels are you talking about why can’t you understand none of that exists all are terrorist linked groups and all the civilians came out in Syrian Flags and some wore Bashar T shirts, they then called the western press the tellers of filthy lies. So keep with your fantasies they have all been debunked by citizens and praising God Hamdallah! and Bashar and the SAA and Russia ,you NATO BOT.

        • neil barron

          Sounds like nothing but the terrorist campaign myself. There are no reasonable men in there they just want get the fucccc away from the terrorist I see and hear very well thank you.

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        HI NATO BOT2

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      What horse shit from a NATO BOT.

  • SnowCatzor

    Hopefully they can wrap this up soon and prevent the US from interfering. Maybe one more week at most.

  • Go a head SAA, keep the unity of Syria.. destroy the terrorist (them) as much as possible..
    They are young unemployed. They have “beautiful” dreams so that their
    brains are deceived by foreign interests. In the name of religion, they fight, they think they are jihad, but in fact they are deceived by foreign interests to destroy their own country.
    When they were arrested they cried, ironically, the youths of Syria’s asshole…