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Elite Syrian Army brigade shifts focus to Golan Heights

9 October 2017 15:32


The elite 42nd Brigade (Ghiath Forces) of the 4th Mechanized Division were recently deployed from the eastern suburbs of Damascus to the Damascus-Golan Heights border.

According to a military source in Damascus, most of the Syrian Army’s 42nd Brigade was moved out of the Jobar suburb in east Damascus to the Beit Jinn pocket at the border of the Golan Heights.

Since their recent deployment to the Beit Jinn pocket, the Syrian Army’s 42nd Brigade has retaken several areas, including much of the northern farms and hilltops.

The 42nd Brigade has played an imperative role in the battle of Damascus these last 24 months, as their forces were responsible for capturing Darayya, Khan Al-Sheih, and Qaboun.

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