The last 10 days have not been kind to the Islamist rebels of Jaysh Al-islam (Army of Islam) inside the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus as they have conceded one of the most imperative sites in this area (Marj Al-Sultan Military Airport) to the Syrian Armed Forces after a series of violent firefights this past month.
Things did not appear to get any better for the Islamist rebels on Wednesday; in fact, the situation became even worse after the Syrian Arab Army’s 102nd Brigade and the 416 Regiment of the Republican Guard seized several small farms that were situated to the west of the Marj Al-Sultan Military Airport in the East Ghouta.
Following the capture of the western and northern farms around Marj Al-Sultan Military Airport, the Syrian Arab Army’s Republican Guard forces entered the small village of Al-Nishabiyah in the East Ghouta, killing a confirmed 27 enemy combatants from Jaysh Al-Islam and Jabhat Al-Nusra in the process.
As a result of their advance to Al-Nishabiyah, the Syrian Armed Forces have now reached the central part of the East Ghouta, marking the first time in over three years that the latter has seen these poultry farms.
Earlier this morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 102nd Brigade of the Republican Guard announced that they captured the Signal Base near the village of Al-Nishabiyah after a violent battle with Jabhat Al-Nusra.
In addition to reaching the central part of the East Ghouta, the Syrian Armed Forces have successfully advanced north towards the strategic city of Harasta, where they are currently engaged in a fierce battle with Jaysh Al-Islam for control of the Industrial District.