BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – Confirmed information on the Syrian Arab Army’s complete order of battle for its now-imminent offensive against armed rebel group in the East Ghouta region of Damascus has been attained by sources exclusive to Al-Masdar News.
The number of Syrian Army divisions and brigades – most of them veteran formations – involved in the new east Damascus offensive suggests a massive battle to come.
To this end, the Syrian Army formations assigned to the operation have been identified as follows:
- Tiger Forces Division;
- 14th Special Forces Division;
- 1st Armored Division;
- 4th Mechanized Division;
- 9th Armored Division;
- Republican Guard 104th Brigade;
- Republican Guard 105th Brigade; and
- Republican Guard 106th Brigade.
This indicates that the Syrian Army is committing to its much-anticipated operation, having now started the preliminary phase of it.