The Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard had a successful weekend in the East Ghouta of the Rif Dimashq Governate, capturing the strategic village of ‘Adra and the Al-Dakhaniyya Neighborhood. ‘Adra was captured last December during the Syrian Arab Army/Hezbollah offensive in the Qalamoun Mountains; this provided a buffer for entrenched Jaysh Al-Islam fighters combatting the Syrian Army in the rebel stronghold of Douma. Al-Dakhaniyya was a suburb in the East Ghouta that has been under rebel control for two years; it was nearly untouchable until recently.

The identified militants killed in Al-Dakhaniyya and ‘Adra:

  • ‘Ali Mohammad Al-Takla – (AKA “Abu Nasser”) Al-Dakhaniyya
  • Alaa’ Bashir Tarkhoun (AKA “Abu ‘Umar”) – ‘Adra
  • Mohammad Khaleefa Hammoud – ‘Adra
  • Rabiyya Sakaaf (AKA Abu ‘Anas) – Al-Dakhaniyya
  • Bilaal Mohammad Al-Masri (Egyptian) – ‘Adra
  • Radhwan ‘Ayoub (Lebanese; AKA “Abu Mohammad) – Leader of “Liwaa’ Al-Khateeb” – ‘Adra
  • Sa’eed Al-Ghabad – ‘Adra
  • ‘Abdel-Kareem Hamid (Saudi; AKA “Abu Firas”) – ‘Adra
  • Mohammad Al-‘Abeed – ‘Adra
  • Yahya Mahmoud Marjaana (AKA “Abu Saleem”) – ‘Adra
  • Mohammad Ma’oudh Al-Sa’eed Hassan (AKA “Abu Al-Nour”) – Al-Dakhaniyya
  • Zaheer Hussein Al-Qaseer – ‘Adra
  • Mohammad Al-Haboush (AKA “Abu Khaled”) – ‘Adra
  • ‘Ahmad Ghaalab Al-Tabaakh – ‘Adra
  • Mahi-alddine Bashir Qaqeesh (AKA “Abu ‘Abass”) – ‘Adra
  • Bassam Hassan Hanan – ‘Adra
  • Hamza Mahmoud Al-Hamoudi – ‘Adra
  • Fayaz ‘Umar Al-Hassari – ‘Adra
  • ‘Akram ‘Umar Al-Maleeh – ‘Adra
  • ‘Ali Al-Moussa – ‘Adra
  • Hitham Mahmoud Jalou – Al-Dahaniyya
  • ‘Abdel-Kareem Sa’eed Al-Saleek – Al-Dakhaniyya
  • ‘Ahmad Khalif Al-Halal – ‘Adra
  • ‘Ahmad Al-‘Ahmad – ‘Adra

In Wadi ‘Ayn Tarma, the Syrian Arab Army made substantial gains in eastern part of this village over the weekend. The SAA liberated 4 building blocks on Saturday and then followed-up with the liberation of the bridge leading into the village-center on Sunday morning. According to a military source, dozens of militants were killed over the weekend in Wadi ‘Ayn Tarma, including a Jaysh Al-Islam commander: Ra’eed Abu Sa’id Al-Khateeb. The other militants that were identified are the following:

  • Mohammad Nour ‘Ahmad Al-Leebi (Libyan)
  • ‘Abdel-Rahman Al-Bitar (Libyan)
  • Rami Deeb ‘Ibrahim
  • Abdel-Bassat Al-Khalid (Tunisian)
  • ‘Iyad Radhwan Malas “Abu ‘Umar” (Libyan)
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Outside of the Old Cemetery in the Jobar District, the Republican Guard attacked Jaysh Al-Islam positions from the west, killing scores of militants in the process. The Republican Guard recently captured the bridge leading to Zamalka, cutting off Jaysh Al-Islam’s imperative supply line leading to the district. According to a military source in Jobar, the district is on the verge of capture by the Republican Guard; however, the rebels are determined to hang-on long enough to lift the siege. The identified militants killed over the weekend are the following:

  • Mohammad Moufaq Jamalalddine (Age 18)
  • Mohammad ‘Anwar Al-Homsi
  • Mohammad Al-Qaadi
  • Mohammad Yasseen Bin Zanalddine ‘Awatan (Age 17)
  • ‘Anas Al-Raheebani (AKA “Abu Waleed)
  • Jassim ‘Ahmad Al-‘Ali
  • Bakra Al-Bashir
  • Abu Al-Khayr (ID pending)
  • Alaa’ Al-Halabi (AKA “Abu Karam”)
  • ‘Aymen Khataab Hamamo
  • ‘Ahmad Ameen Al-Bitar
  • Mohammad Qadour
  • Mohammad Abu Halal
  • Salih ‘Ibrahim Shoudab
  • ‘Abdel-Kareem ‘Awad (AKA “Abu Jihad”)
  • Samir Shareeh (AKA Abu Talaha) – Palestinian
  • ‘Ahmad Khayr Sarour (AKA “Abu Al-Khayr”)

Jaysh Al-Islam has countered the Syrian Arab Army’s offensive in the East Ghouta, with their own in the West Ghouta. Rebels announced an offensive in this area after successfully forestalling the Syrian Arab Army’s advancement in Khan Al-Sheih. The rebels are attempting to thwart the SAA from this area in order to attack the latter’s positions in the Dara’a Governate from the north.

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Hnin Noor Alassad
Hnin Noor Alassad
2014-09-29 06:32

Yes, they are The Immortals .. a vineyard of the Lord of mankind for the truthful.<3

Man WithnoName
Man WithnoName
2014-09-29 23:01

How can they start offensives in this area? Aren’t they supposed to be sieged? Where do they find the manpower?