Free Syrian Army soldiers cleaning their AK-47s during the Battle of Aleppo

Free Syrian Army soldiers cleaning their AK-47s during the Battle of Aleppo. Photo: VOA News; Scott Bobb reporting from Aleppo, Syria.

Syrian army ‘advancing rapidly’ in East Ghouta

Latest reports from the fighting in East Ghouta suggests that despite fierce resistance from Jihadi fighters the Syrian army is continuing to make rapid advances in the enclave.

According to this map provided by the Al-Masdar news agency, around a third of the enclave has now been captured by the Syrian army.

The Syrian army now apparently stands poised to cut the enclave in half, in which case – with the Jihadi fighters cut off from each other – resistance will crumble rapidly.

As discussed previously, the battle of East Ghouta is closely following the pattern of the fighting in Aleppo in 2016, though at much higher speed.

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By Alexander Mercouris
The Duran

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