BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 A.M.) – Information on the Syrian Arab Army’s order of battle for its ongoing operation against jihadist militias in the Harasta district of eastern Damascus has been unveiled.

On Monday, pro-government sources reported the Syrian Army’s current order of battle for its Harasta counter-offensive operation in eastern Damascus.

The sheer number of Syrian Army and allied paramilitary formations involved justifies reports made earlier on in the week of a massive build-up of pro-government forces in Harasta.

The formations in question have been identified as follows:

  • 4th Mechanized Division;
  • 105th and 106th Republican Guard Brigades;
  • Damascus police & security forces (some linked to the Republican Guard);
  • Qalamoun Shield Forces;
  • 9th Armoured Division (storming battalions);
  • 10th Armoured Division;
  • 3rd Armoured Division;
  • Local units of the National Defense Forces;
  • Arab National Guard (multinational pro-government paramilitary group);
  • Ground forces of the Syrian Arab Air Force Intelligence branch
  • Interior Ministry forces; and
  • Harasta Vehicle Base troops.

Whilst not all mentioned formations are deployed in east Damascus at full-strength, some or most of their key assault units are.

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