Middle East

Military map of eastern Qalamoun battle



The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is currently on the offensive in the eastern Qalamoun region, targeting the last rebel bastion near the town of Dumayr.

Led by their Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army is hammering Jaysh Thuwar Al-Sham’s positions around the towns of Jayroud and Al-Nassiriyah in a bid to force them back to the negotiations table.

Unlike Jaysh Al-Islam and the Ahmad Al-‘Abdo Brigade, Jaysh Thuwar Al-Sham is refusing to negotiate with the Syrian and Russian military police, despite the fact they are currently besieged.

According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian military is working to split the rebel-held areas in the east Qalamoun pocket.

By splitting the east Qalamoun, they will ultimately pressure the rebels to either fight till the death or surrender their last positions.

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