No Sleep in the East Ghouta; Firefights Reported All Over ~ by Leith Fadel

Dogma and Geopolitics

2014 - 1Another violent day was reported in the East Ghouta, as fierce firefights immersed the rural area with an abundance of bloodshed and gunfire. The Syrian Arab Army continued its ongoing offensive in the Jobar District, bombarding Jaysh Al-Islam positions at Parliament Square and the Jobar Cemetery. Yesterday, the Syrian Arab Army’s Republican Guard entered the area of the Jobar Cemetery, advancing from the Tayba Mosque. The advance into this area has forced Jaysh Al-Islam to retreat to the center of the district, seeking shelter in many of the abandoned and dilapidated buildings.

According to a military source, the Syrian Arab Army controls 60 percent of the strategically imperative Jobar District; this appears to be correct given the recent advancement into the cemetery area. Much of the success the infantry has attained, is due in large part, to the Syrian Air Force’s relentless bombardments, causing detrimental damage to Jaysh Al-Islam’s strongholds. The Syrian Air Force carried out 47 airstrikes in the East Ghouta today, with 29…

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