DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:18 P.M.) – Last night, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) assaulted Tal Kurdi and managed to capture the Tawfik Sarouji Mill following hours of night clashes. The seizure of this building grants the Syrian Army fire control over the Factory Storage region- an area approximated about 500 meters sq.
In a related development, the SAA ambushed a reinforcements convoy of Jaish Al-Islam fighters moving heading to Tal Kurdi on motorcycles killing a dozen fighters while destroying more than seven motorcycles. The convoy had entered the Tal Kurdi farms where Syrian Army units had planted four large IEDs.
However, the Syrian Armed Forces wouldn’t stop there in Eastern Ghouta. Soon after the aforementioned advance, elite Special Force units advancing on Tal Kurdi from Hawsh Nasri met with their counterparts who were advancing on Tal Kurdi from Rayhan town after moments of liberating a bundle of factories spanning about 600 m^2.
Moments ago, Al-Masdar News received exclusive information that the Syrian Army managed to capture and secure Tal Sawwan School and Mister Corn Factory and the “advances continue” according to the field reporter.
Notably, Jaish Al-Islam (Army of Islam) claimed the previous day that they have killed a number of Hezbollah fighters on the Tal Kurdi axis. Contrary to their claims however, Hebollah lacks presence on all the northern fronts of Eastern Ghouta.
Leading the operations in the Eastern Ghouta sector of Damascus are the elite Republican Guard and the Special Mission Interior Ministry Forces. Jaish Al-Islam is expected to empty its positions in Tal Kurdi and Tal Sawwan in the coming hours or risk being isolated at the aforementioned locations.
The loss of Tal Kurdi would spell disaster for the Saudi-backed salafist group as such a development would put Douma at further risk of isolation from the rest of Eastern Ghouta and would enable the Syrian Armed Forces to spring forth their operations in the direction of Shifuniya and Autaya at the heart of Eastern Ghouta, a region for long considered untouchable by the government forces.