Following previous advances in Eastern Ghouta, the Tiger Forces, the Republican Guard and the Syrian Army have made another major step en route to a full liberation of the region.
On March 10, government forces entered the key town of Misraba in the central part of the pocket and forced militants to retreat from its center. According to local sources, the Tiger Forces and their allies established control of a major part of the town and militant positions remained only in its vicinity. The advance was backed up by the Syrian Air Force.
However, clashes are still ongoing in the area. If government troops secure their gains in Misraba, the militant-held pocket in Eastern Ghouta will be de-facto splitted into two separate parts.