Syrian Army Captures Another Town In Eastern Ghouta From Jaysh al-Islam (Map)

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Syrian Army Captures Another Town In Eastern Ghouta From Jaysh al-Islam (Map)

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On March 15, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Tiger Forces backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces captured the town of al-Rayhanah southeast of the Duma district in the eastern part of Eastern Ghouta from Jaysh al-Islam, according to Syrian pro-government sources.

The SAA and its allies reached the outskirts of the town of al-Rayhanah after they had captured the nearby Hawsh al-Mubarkha area on March 14.

The next main goal of the SAA in the eastern part of Eastern Ghouta will likely be the industrial area in the outskirt of Duma. Should the industrial area be secured, the SAA will likely halt its attack on that front because Duma is covered by a humanitarian ceasefire.

Meanwhile, the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS)-linked news agency Iaba’a claimed that HTS fighters had launched a counter-attack on the town of Hammuriyah in the western part of Eastern Ghouta. The town was captured by the SAA earlier.

Few minutes later, several Syrian pro-government activists confirmed that the SAA had repelled the counter-attack and killed several fighters of HTS.

The SAA will likely continue developing its advance in the western part of Eastern Ghouta towards the towns of Saqba and Kafr Batna. Riam Dalati, a BBC journalist, already confirmed that US-backed Faylaq al-Rahman is preparing to withdraw from Kafr Batna.

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  • PZIVJ

    THE POCKETS ARE STARTING TO GET SMALLER :)
    GO SAA

    • Attrition47

      The pockets aren’t small, the Syrians got big! (With apologies to Norma Desmond)

      • tony ebanks

        Can’t wait 4 the retributions to begin

        • Gary Sellars

          I want to see Jihadist heads on fences, nailed by the very civilians that these filthy goat fuckers have been terrorizing for years…

        • Attrition47

          Not retribution, justice, it’s the Washington barbarians who do the retribution.

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      Now Just the mopping up of these Terrorists in the pockets as Douma will be the hardest since nobody woves dem. The SAA and Allies and Syrian Gov have no place to send the according to Jaysh al Islam leaders , just wonder if they will catch the Chemical Engineers from EU and Saudi Arabia.

      • Lupus

        Masdar says green busses deal is ahead considering Jaysh al Islam in Duma.

        • Gary Sellars

          no green buses… just a black pit

      • @Inc2Get

        Douma will be surrendered to the SAA. Harasta and Jobar/the southern pocket will be difficult to capture.

        • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

          They are losing their “protective barriers and main defenses” meaning they are losing their civilian shields and since they haven’t set up any real defenses further in. Think it’s great that these uneducated Islamic terrorists are losing their equipment and heavy weapons in battle , would strip them naked of all their weapons and keep the serious offenders and hold civil court trials for murder and all heinous acts committed on the Civil population, then carry out the death penalty.

    • velociraptor

      This was an important town. at least 10x was not taken in the last year. The terrain is good for defeat. Similar like that cam (palestinina?) in northern part of aleppo city. It was also hard to take. Now SAA has optimal place for local headquarter and can easily shell whole Duma. In souther part taking of Jisrin was important. now are covered also the SAA troops behind buidlings.

  • Promitheas Apollonious

    Excellent carry on.

  • Michał Hunicz

    7th anniversary of this horrific war, the SAA kicked ass for that occasion :D

    • Icarus Tanović

      Bravo!

  • antoun

    marvellous news VICTORY SAA and THIS ALLIED! yeeesss!!

  • Baudouin Jérusalem
    • Icarus Tanović

      Tiruriru tiruritutu tiruriru tiruritututu tutu tututut tuuu tuuuuu tututu ah aha ha.

  • velociraptor
  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    more like gayish al islam :)))))

  • goingbrokes

    Kafr Batna, Saqba and the rest of Jisreen can now be encircled threatening yet another split up of the EGhouta pocket. Panic will set in at the jihadist camp and they will run for Ein Tarma, leaving behind yet again many things of interest and usefulness. Godspeed to SAA! On for victory against the satanic invaders.

  • gustavo

    Haven’t the stupid terrorists realized that they are already death yet ? if they do not surrender to Syria army. They must be completely drug.

  • Justin

    my opinion…
    1. Faylaq al-Rahman US proxy with imbedded Assets LEAVING!
    2. JAYSH AL-ISLAM will be next to go after Faylaq al-Rahman (I believe J-A-I has best ties with Syrian govt, i even believe they may be a spy group for Syrian gov)
    3. AASham Turkey proxy will leave last!
    4. HTS will stay and fight to the end!