The Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard, backed by the 2nd Legion of the Special Forces, continued their rapid advance inside the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus tonight, entering the small village of Mayd’ani after capturing Mayda’a on Friday morning.
A senior officer with the 105th Brigade told Al-Masdar News on Friday night that the Syrian Armed Forces have already captured the eastern and southern districts of Mayd’ani, leaving only a small area left under the control of Jaysh Al-Islam (Army of Islam).
If the Syrian Armed Forces can take control of Mayd’ani, they will be in position to enter District 7 of the East Ghouta for the first time in nearly four years.
More importantly, the capture of Mayd’ani will create an imperative buffer-zone around the strategic village of Mayda’a, which was recently seized by the Syrian Armed Forces on Friday.
Clashes are currently ongoing inside of Mayd’ani; however, local sources indicate that the village is on the verge of being captured by the Syrian Armed Forces.