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Assad Forces Regain Control of Marj as-Sultan Airport

Local media sources confirm reports of regime capture of the airport following air and ground attack
Assad Forces Regain Control of Marj as-Sultan Airport

Regime forces seized Marj as-Sultan Airport in Eastern Ghouta Wednesday, December 16, one day after opposition factions captured the facility.

A media source in Eastern Ghouta confirmed that the regime forces regained the airport after a fierce air and ground attack.

Regime media channels confirmed the reports with images of soldiers inside the airport, as well as helicopters and a technical radar battalion.

The regime seizure of the area resulted in the division of Ghouta into two parts, east and west, and is considered the biggest loss for opposition factions in Damascus for the past year.

Opposition factions in Ghouta agreed two days ago to form a special joint operations room to regain control of the airport.

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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