BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:17 P.M.) – Amid a new offensive push across rebel-held areas of Damascus’ East Ghouta region, elite assault units of the Syrian Army have seized the militant stronghold of Al-Muhammadiyah.

Military-affiliated sources report that the assault to capture Al-Muhammadiyah, kicked-off by the Syrian Army’s elite Tiger Forces Division on Monday morning, was accomplished just moments ago.

Prior to undertaking a direct attack on the insurgent stronghold, Syrian troops were inclined to fully secure the farmland area around it.

Unlike the other large rebel-held towns in East Ghouta recently taken by the Syrian Army which had been controlled by Jaysh al-Islam, Al-Muhammadiyah was controlled by the Free Syrian Army affiliate group Faylaq al-Rahman.

The success of the operation by government troops to seize the town now means that other nearby settlements such as Hawsh al-Ash’ari and Nahr al-Qa’eed are fully exposed for future  attack by the Syrian Army.

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