Yesterday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) managed to capture the farms east of Marj Al-Sultan while subsequently entering the village of Al-Bilaliyah. Thereby, a bufferzone has been established around the recently captured helicopter base of Majr al-Sultan

This advance comes on top of a string of SAA gains over the past few months inside the capital of Damascus as government troops continue to enter areas which have been held by Islamist rebels since 2012.

Since the main rebel group in East Ghouta, Jaish al-Islam, had its leader Zahran Alloush killed by the Syrian Airforce last week, Islamist rebels have slowly, yet steadily conceded territories to the Syrian Army on the eastern fringes of Damascus.

Currently, local insurgents control a dangerous southern bulge around Dayr al-Asafir. Meanwhile, government troops are advancing at both flanks of this town – most rapidly at the Majr al-Sultan front. Thus, a classic pincer movement spells trouble for rebel defenders of the area as an all-out attack seems imminent.

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8 Comments on "Rebels face collapse at southern flank in East Ghouta – Map Update"

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David Menendez
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David Menendez

Excuse me admins, do you mind sharing a photo of a map update of all of Syria? I would like to know how much land is regained by SAA.

Zen Febri
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Zen Febri

Rebbels and ISIS still occupy 60% Syria lands today, but, Syria and allies make a good work! since September last year reducing from 80% to 60%. We shall wait for Syrians victory and we shall say goodbye to ISIS and friends.

Владимир Орбовић
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Владимир Орбовић

ISIS hold desert. Battle for Syria is battle for towns and hilltops.

tukur bello
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happy for the Syrian army

Atalia Roma
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Atalia Roma

Ive been asking for this for a while now too lol

Maciej Komar
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@TheDaneChris can you mark exact place taken? is there a chance to break in half the souther green terrain?

sergei danilenkov
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in the green, is that ISIS, and “free Syrian army” and another “rebel” group all in the green? Almost helping each other

James Rippe
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James Rippe

I can’t vouch for its validity but I’ve used this site for Syria map updates…

http://syria.liveuamap.com/

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