Phase 1 (11/14): 75 reported KIA
Phase 2 (12/29): 155 reported KIA
Phase 3 (1/28): 35 reported KIA
556th Special Forces Regiment of the 14th Division (lost 3 officers)
4th Division (25 reported KIA incl 5 officers)
The 104th, 105th & 138th Tank brigades, 398th Regiment & 83rd Battalion of the Republican Guard (40 reported KIA incl 18 officers)
"First: open the M5 highway
Second: stop missiles hitting Damascus
Third: liberate the towns of Ghouta
Fourth: secure the capital in a definitive manner"
In other words, continue with the current strategy.
17 reported KIA incl a Tiger Forces commander, 2 captains, & 2 Lts
Total number KIA likely more than 40 (video from Hawsh al-Dawahara front shows at least 22 govt dead)
Pro-govt FB post claims 15 KIA or captured on Zariqiyah front.
9 officers KIA, incl 4 Captains & a Tiger Forces commander.
Est total deaths at least in the 60s.
30% of KIA since 2/25 are from the coast, Hamawi deaths here nearly doubled from Januuary (21%)
Lt. Col Mustafa Suleiman of the 1421 Battalion Republican Guard planned the attack, but as his unit advanced the supporting units didn’t move, allowing rebels to surround the RG fighters. The post claims 70 KIA or captured.
Tigers and Republican Guard both operating on the Dawahirah front - RG Brigadier General Nadr Sa'ad al-Din commanded the front before being wounded on 2/28.
Alaa Saqr lived in Jableh, Latakia. 57% of Latakia's martyrs since the start of the Damascus offensive come from the Jableh district (~22% of Latakia's population).
Free Palestine Movement/PLA usually fight in Yarmouk in S Damascus.
243 pro-govt reported KIA since 2/25, 265 KIA since 2/18
28 officers KIA since 2/25, 31 KIA since 2/18
ISIS pics have shown dozens of bodies in the last 72 hours.
Branch 215 runs a detention center near Qadem & is accused of using torture. goo.gl/1fRCdu
Appears today govt forces are advancing in the Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood just east of Qadem (one death reported there so far).
45 from the 240 Signal Battalion incl Brig Thaer Dinura (pictured)
18 from an engineering unit
38 from Mukhabarat Branch 215 (mentioned above)
More losses from 141st Reg, 1st Div & Free Palestine Movement. No names yet=subject to change
52% were coastal, 15% from Liwa al-Quds.
Compare to the 34 reported E Ghouta deaths that occurred in April, Tiger Forces did not appear to take major role in the Douma offensive.