Published on Dec 23, 2013
Syria War - Heavy Clashes On The Frontline In The Battle For Eastern Ghouta Syrian Civil War Documentary. Heavy Clashes, Fighting and Firefights on the frontline of eastern Damascus countryside as the Rebels launched a big offensive under the banner of the Islamic Front against regime strongholds in the area.
The Islamic Front has a strenght of about 45.000 men and is one of the biggest and most strongest rebel fighting groups in Syria together with the Al-Nusra Front. The group has no ties with the Free Syrian Army or the Syrian National Concil and all members are seeing the battlefield in the Syrian Civil war as a chance to establish a religious state under the sharia law in the region.
The Islamic Front is a merger of seven rebel groups involved in the Syrian civil war who joined their forces together in November 2013.
The Groups fighting here in the Video are mainly former members of Ahrar al-Sham and Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) but more groups where involved in the fight.
It is unknown how much fighters were involved in this battle but monitoring groups have spoken of thousands of fighters working together to retake the Ghouta.
Fierce fighting has erupted since last month to the east of Damascus as Syrian rebels struggle to break a months-long blockade by the Syrian forces.
The fighting began on mid November when rebel units attacked a string of military checkpoints encircling the opposition-held suburbs in Eastern Ghouta, which has been under siege for more than six months.
The Rebels claim the Operation was a sucsess with about 800 enemy fighters killed, 23 armed vehicles destroyed, 44 seized and the liberation of several villages that are stretched over an area of 40 Km.
The towns liberated where Deir Salmon, Qasamiyah, Otayabah and Al Sheeka. Also they managed to end the media blackout in the area.
The Syrian army also begun to start a counteroffensive against rebel forces and the Syrian air force started to conduct several airstrikes on rebel held positions in the area.
The Ghouta region is part of the capital Damascus eastern countryside wich makes it important for goverment forces to retake full control over the area to prevent more clashes and fightings in the capital itself.
The rebel offensive was one of the last bigger offensives in syrias civil war in 2013.
Location: Eastern Ghouta, Outskirt of Damascus, Syria
Groups involved: Islamic Front; Shabab al Hoda; Habibi Mostapha; Amjad al Islam; Al Sahaba; Dirii al Asima; Jaysh Al Islam; Jund Al Malahim; Ajnad Al Sham; Kateebati Noor Al Ghouta; Kateebati Jund Al Haq; Kateebati Noor Al Ghouta Faylaqo Al Rahman, Saraya Al Ribat Al Electroni
There is also a detailed analysis of the Battel on the Brown Moses Blog: http://bit.ly/JW6EDv
Map of locations where fighting took place:
Otaybah, Eastern Ghouta:
Abbadeh, Eastern Ghouta:
al-Qasimiyah, Eastern Ghouta
Deir-Salman, Eastern Ghouta
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