On March 25, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Tiger Forces entered the town of Hazzah in the western part of the Eastern Ghouta region following the withdrawal of Faylaq al-Rahman and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) fighters, the Syrian state TV reported.
Syrian pro-government sources reported that the SAA had discovered several field hospitals, ammo depots and a network of tunnels in the town of Hazzah.
Currently, Faylaq al-Rahman and HTS still control the districts of Jobar, Zamalka and Irbin. The three districts are set to be handed over to the SAA within 48 hours.
In a related development, 47 buses carrying the second batch of Faylaq al-Rahman and HTS fighters departed from Irbin toward the northern governorate of Idlib. According to Syrian pro-government activist, 3,378 fighters and civilians were aboard the buses.
So far, over 4,000 fighters and civilians have left the Eastern Ghouta region towards Idlib governorate. More than 3,000 others are expected to leave in the upcoming hours under an evacuation agreement which was reached on March 23.