Over the last two months, the Syrian Arab Army’s 102nd Brigade and their 416th Regiment of the Republican Guard have made several advances inside the East Ghouta region (collection of farms) of rural Damascus; however, their most important advance came after they seized the Marj Al-Sultan Military Airport and its village in the north.
Following the capture of the Marj Al-Sultan Airport and its village, the Syrian Arab Army’s 102nd Brigade and the 416th Brigade could have moved to a different front; instead, the Central Command of the Syrian Armed Forces agreed to push further in the East Ghouta’s countryside, seizing several farms that were adjacent to the airport and its village.
Yesterday, the Syrian Arab Army’s 102nd Brigade and the 416th Regiment – in close coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Damascus – entered the small village of Al-Bilaliyah after a series of violent firefights with Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) and Jaysh Al-Islam (Army of Islam).
On Tuesday morning, the Syrian Armed Forces decided to intensify their operations at Al-Bilaliyah, killing a total of 23 enemy combatants, including 11 fighters from Jabhat Al-Nusra before nightfall dissipated the fighting between all the parties involved.
In addition to the bloodshed, the Syrian Armed Forces also seized another poultry farm that was used by Jabhat Al-Nusra to store weapons and ammunition.