BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored an important advance inside the East Ghouta, today, seizing the imperative ‘Ayn Tarma Valley after a week long battle.

Following the capture of the ‘Ayn Tarma Valley, the Syrian Arab Army kicked off their long-awaited attack on the ‘Ayn Tarma suburb in the southern pocket of the East Ghouta region.

The Syrian Army was able to quickly advance into the suburb, capturing the command-and-control center for Faylaq Al-Rahman, while also taking control of several other buildings.

According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Army is now attempting to advance at a number of axes in ‘Ayn Tarma, as they look to pressure the remaining militants to surrender.

‘Ayn Tarma has been an important stronghold for Faylaq Al-Rahman, as its proximity to Damascus gives the militants the ability to strike the capital.

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