On December 29, the Syrian army’s Republican Guard launched a fresh push against Jaish aal-Islam militants in the Eastern Ghouta region near the Syrian capital, Damascus.
The Republican Guard advanced from eastern and northern direction on the key village of Hazrama, seizing farms near this strategic site.
If government forces are able to take control of Hazrama, they will be in a striking distance from another important village – Nashabiyah. The control of Hazrama and Nashabiyah will allow, the Syrian army to control all important roads in the eastern part of the Eastern Ghouta region.
Earlier this week, Jaish al-Islam terrorist group announced that “regime forces” suffered heavy casualties in the region in November. However, statements and the real military situation are quite different things.