Eastern Ghota map update 8 Jul 2016

The Syrian Armed Forces officially declared today it has fully recaptured a rebel-held town in the Eastern Ghouta region after weeks of battles.

Three days ago, the Army’ Republican Guard managed to enter Maydaa, conducting sophisticated urban warfare against the Saudi-backed Jaish al-Islam inside the village.

With the Islamist rebels squeezed in the western parts, they desperately launched a counter-offensive yesterday, forcing the government troops to abandon a few blocks.

However, a swift blitz conducted by the Army this morning, backed by heavy airstrikes, granted the elite troops full control of the whole village after destroying all tunnels and trenches used by the insurgents.

To secure their gains, the troops even pushed a few kilometers to the west making any potential counter attack next to impossible.

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If “rebels” are completely surrounded in East ghouda how are they holding out?

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Firstly they’re well established with a lot of supplies. The blockade isn’t complete, so people move in and out often dressed as civilians. There’s also networks of tunnels that are used to smuggle things in.

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anesty Serdjian
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anesty Serdjian

Harasta Quantrah its not red ? And Harasta village its not “truce”? 😮