BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:05 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored a major advance in the East Ghouta region, today, seizing an imperative town from the Islamist rebels in this farming region of Damascus.

According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army took control of Mesraba early this afternoon, following a 24 hour long battle with the Islamist rebels defending this important town.

The source added that as a result of this advance, the Syrian Arab Army has effectively besieged the largest Islamist stronghold, Douma, as Jaysh Al-Islam has no safe travel route outside of the town.

In addition to besieging Douma through fire control of the roads leading to it, the Syrian Army is also on the verge of splitting the East Ghouta pocket in two.

With virtually no way of getting reinforcements to the East Ghouta, the Islamist rebels now find themselves in a dire situation as the Syrian Army closes in on several areas.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 4
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    4
    Shares
ALSO READ  Russian howitzers, artillery and missiles blast off during St P'burg drills (video)
Editor-in-Chief Specializing in Near Eastern Affairs and Economics.

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Member
Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Stern Daler

Hope it will soon be over so that suffering of the simple people is not prolonged.