The first batch of people evacuated from Harasta city in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta has arrived to Qalaat Al-Madiq town in Hama province in accordance with the agreement reached between the militants and the Syrian Army.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) units have established control over Saqba town in Eastern Ghouta after reaching a deal with local elders.
The Syrian troops have almost finished isolating Douma district from the so-called central sector of Eastern Ghouta, effectively dividing the opposition-held suburb of Damascus in half.
SAA resumed military operations inside the eastern suburbs of Damascus today, targeting the areas of Harasta and Arbeen that are under control of rebel groups.
The militants operations room in Harasta announced tonight that they will not adhere to the recently implemented ceasefire in the Eastern Ghouta.
Honorary Brigadier General Haider “Cheetah” Hassan who was injured days ago at the Harasta frontline has passed away due to his poor physical conditions.
The Islamic Movement of Ahrar al-Sham has issued a plea for help, asking the inhabitants of Harasta city to join the fight against government forces.
Harakat Ahrar Al Sham and Free Syrian Army launched offensive in the besieged east Damascus pocket this past week, targeting the Syrian Army positions at the strategic vehicle base in the Harasta suburb.
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) condemned on Sunday the attack on the convoy of humanitarian aid and its personnel in the area of Harasta in Damascus countryside.
Syrian Army soldiers carried out a large-scale offensive against terrorists in Eastern Ghouta to liberate the key town of al Nashabiyeh.