Location in Syria
|Coordinates: 33°34′52″N 36°21′36″E / 33.58111°N 36.36000°E|
|Population (2004 census)|
On 4 September 2015, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that dozens of shells landed on Dahiyat al- Assad, information reported casualties. The clashes took place between the regime forces and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions.
On 10 September 2015, non-State armed opposition groups made advances from Eastern Ghouta towards Tall al-Kurdi and reached positions close to Adra Prison and Dahiyat al-Assad. Around 15,000 civilians were temporarily displaced from Dahiyat al-Asad and surrounding areas as a result. Government forces subsequently halted the advances in Dahiyat al-Asad.
On 12 September 2015, rebels pushed into the town of Dhahiyat Al-Assad, but were reportedly pushed back by the National Defence Forces (NDF). Around 200 men of the 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard were brought in as reinforcements to recapture two hills overlooking Dhahiyat Al-Assad.
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