Monday, August 1, 2016

Syrian Army storms rural town in Greater Damascus

On Sunday night, the Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard, backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF), stormed the small village of Hawsh Nasri in the East Ghouta region of Greater Damascus.

  Under the cover of night, the Syrian Armed Forces struck the small village from two different flanks in order to overwhelm the enemy defenses; it resulted in a fierce battle that has now spread into the morning hours. 

 If the Syrian Armed Forces were to capture Hawsh Nasri, they would be in position to attack the key hilltop of Tal Kurdi, which is located at the northern sector of the East Ghouta.

 Tal Kurdi is imperative to the Syrian Armed Forces due to its proximity to the key town of Douma, which is considered the main stronghold of Jaysh Al-Islam.

 It’s important to note that the Syrian Armed Forces were able to achieve most of their success in the East Ghouta recently, without any assistance from the Syrian Air Force.

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