Syrian army severs rebel defense lines in East Damascus

Syrian rebel defense lines around the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta caved in Saturday under a surprise Syrian army assault. Jaish al-Islam rebels were seen fleeing to escape the Syrian army’s pincer movement which aimed at a siege. DEBKAfile: Clearing this part of the capital of all rebel forces, if achieved, would restore the entire city to full Assad regime control.

 

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