DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is rolling through the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus today, capturing several imperative sites from the Islamist rebels of Jaysh Al-Islam (Army of Islam).
Led by the 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard, the Syrian Armed Forces renewed their offensive near Al-Reyhan today after repelling the Jaysh Al-Islam counter-assault on Sunday morning.
Minutes ago, the 105th Brigade and their allies captured the Reyhan Cemetery amid Jaysh Al-Islam’s collapsing defenses at the town’s entrance.
Following the capture of the Reyhan Cemetery, the Syrian Armed Forces advanced to the local school and mosque inside the town, forcing Jaysh Al-Islam to fortify their last-line of defense in order to avoid being overrun.
If the Syrian Armed Forces capture the local school, the entire town will likely fall minutes shortly after.
In addition to this assault, the Syrian Armed Forces are also attacking Al-Reyhan from the eastern flank, targeting the Ibn Sina’a Hospital (now rebel base) from the nearby Signal Base.
Making matters worse for Jaysh Al-Islam, the Syrian Armed Forces are also attacking the Industrial Area that is located in the vicinity of Tal Kurdi.
Jaysh Al-Islam is on their last leg in Al-Reyhan; if they fail to hold this town, they will be forced to withdraw from nearby Tal Kurdi.