Rebels’ iconic stronghold in Eastern Ghouta is now under serious threat after government forces stormed two towns located several kilometers to the east of the insurgent-held of Douma.
According to a military source, government troops launched their attack from two different axes; from Adra Prison to Tal Kurdi, and from the Industrial Zone to Tal Sawwan.
The attacking forces managed to impose full control on Tal Sawwan farms before advancing toward the supply route of Tal Kurdi. The swift progress has forced the Islamist rebels to retreat westward for fear of being completely encircled.
The source also confirmed that at least 20 fighters from the Saudi-backed Jaysh al-Islam were killed in the offensive.