BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:15 P.M.) – Another key assault unit of the Syrian Army’s elite Tiger Forces Division has arrived in Damascus amid the the ongoing build up of government forces near the capital for a major offensive operation against militant groups across its eastern countryside.
The newly arrived unit – about the size of Soviet-era infantry battalion – belongs to the elite division’s Tarmah group.
Like the rest of the Tamah regiment, the unit specially functions in the force-reconnaissance role, being specially equipped and trained for ‘tip of the spear’ storming operations against militant defenses.
Larger parts of the Tamah group (as well as the Taha group) already arrived in Damascus several days ago via a convoy of trucks and tanks several kilometers in length.
Despite the preliminary bombardment of militant positions throughout East Ghouta by air and artillery forces (ongoing since almost a week ago now), the Syrian Army still continues to gather troops and heavy equipment near Damascus from all over the country for what will clearly be a mother of all battles for the Syrian capital.