The extremist rebels of Jaysh Al-Islam and Faylaq Al-Rahman are on the verge of being completely cutoff from their forces at the imperative villages of Deir Al-‘Assafir and Zibdeen in the East Ghouta.
Furthermore, this nightmare is quickly becoming a reality for the extremist rebels as the Syrian Arab Army’s 102nd Brigade of the Republican Guard – backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) – close in on the villages of Harasta Qantara and Hawsh Jarabo.
On Monday night, the Syrian Armed Forces seized the entire Bala Al-Kadhima region of the East Ghouta, creating two different pockets in this rebel stronghold.
The key to this offensive for the Syrian Armed Forces was the capture of the Agriculture College that is situated at the western flank of the Majr Al-Sultan Military Airport.
In order for the rebel forces to avoid this complete encirclement, they will need to recapture Bala Al-Kadhima before it is too late.