Syrian Army expands buffer zone around key military base in east Damascus despite countless terrorist assaults
Syrian troops heavily engaged with militant groups in eastern Damascus have expanded the buffer zone around a key army-held base that despite having survived being overrun by endless and very determined rebel assaults against it still remains in a rather dangerous position.
Even with the Syrian Arab Army being on the attack in the Harasta district of eastern Damascus over the last three weeks, Al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood affiliated militia groups have continued to launch intermittent assaults on the vehicle depot base.
However, over the last day, the Syrian Army – led by battle-hardened Republican Guard and 9th Armored Division units – has managed to establish a 300 meter buffer zone around the military installation.
Battles for the vehicle depot base in Harasta have been ongoing since the end of 2017 when Islamist militias launched a major offensive, temporarily encircling the site for a time before the Syrian Army reinforcements launched a counter-attack the restored a supply line to it.