Syrian Army tank rolls through town of Al-Muhammadiyah in East Ghouta (Credit: Syrian Ministry of Defence).

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:25 P.M.) – On Monday afternoon, the Syrian Army took control of the town of Al-Muhammadiyah in Damascus’ East Ghouta region from Free Syrian Army affiliate militia Faylaq al-Rahman.

The government operation to take the rebel stronghold was spearhead by assault units from the Syrian Army’s elite Tiger Force Division who in turn were backed up by Russian airpower.

During the assault on Al-Muhammadiyah, Syrian troops were forced to first take the town’s surrounding farmland area before entering it directly. Many insurgent trenches and tactical positions were encountered both inside and outside of the town.

Interestingly enough, many opposition sources continue to deny that the Syrian Army has seized Al-Muhammadiyah from rebel forces.

Recently, the Syrian Ministry of Defence released a video showing Syrian troops and armor inside Al-Muhammadiyah as well as part of the operation that led to its capture.

Source: Syrian MoD

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