BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) took control of two militant pockets in the East Ghouta region this past weekend, leaving only one last town to capture.

Led by their Tiger Forces and Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army was able to steadily advance through the East Ghouta region over the course of a month.

These gains in the East Ghouta eventually paved the way for the Syrian Army to split the militant-held areas into three different pockets.

With all but Douma left to capture, the Syrian Army has already begun moving troops out of the region as they prepare to launch a new operation in southern Damascus and Dara’a.

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