Syrian War Report [February 26, 2018]:
Tiger Forces Start Ground Operation In Eastern Ghouta
[Excerpts from South Front, 26 February 2018] ~ On February 25, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies started a ground phase of their operation against mercenary-terrorists in the Eastern Ghouta region, near Damascus. Since the start of the operation, government forces had liberated the locations of Nashabiyah, Hazrama, Tal Farzat and Salehiya and repelled an attack by Jabhat al-Nusra (Al-Qaeda in Syria, also known as Hayat Tahrir al-Sham) in the northern part of the pocket.
On February 24, the UN Security Council passed a resolution seeking to establish a comprehensive ceasefire throughout Syria. However, the ceasefire excludes Daesh (ISIS, ISIL, IS), Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist gangs. Despite this, the mainstream media has already started pushing an idea that the SAA’s operations against Jabhat al-Nusra in Eastern Ghouta violate the resolution.
Daesh attacked positions of Jabhat al-Nusra in the western part of the Yarmouk refugee camp in southern Damascus. The terrorist group will likely make an attempt to use the violence in the Damascus countryside to expand own influence in the area.
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