Rif Dimashq Governorate campaign

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Rif Dimashq Governorate campaign
Part of Syrian Civil War
Date 3 November 2011 – 21 May 2018
(6 years, 6 months, 2 weeks and 4 days)
Location Rif Dimashq Governorate, Damascus Governorate
Result Decisive Syrian Army and allies victory
Belligerents
Syria Syrian Arab Republic
 Iran
 Russia
State of Palestine Palestine Liberation Army
State of Palestine PFLP – GC
State of Palestine Fatah al-Intifada
Hezbollah
Arab Nationalist Guard
SSNP
LAAG
Syria Free Syrian Army Surrendered
Al-Nusra Front Surrendered
Ahrar ash-Sham Surrendered
Jaysh al-Islam Surrendered
 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)  Surrendered

Part of the Syrian Civil War, the Rif Dimashq Governorate campaign consisted of several battles and offensives across the governorate including the Syrian capital of Damascus:

Offensives:

Resume of Battles/Offensives from
Rif Dimashq Governorate Campaign
Battle Timespan Government Opposition
1st Rif Dimashq 3 November 2011 – March 2012 800 killed 1,000 killed
1st Damascus 15 July – 4 August 2012 97 killed 300 killed
2nd Rif Dimashq 15 August – 7 October 2012 Unknown 1,500 killed
3rd Rif Dimashq 7 November 2012 – 5 February 2013 690 killed 1,040 killed
2nd Damascus 6 February – 25 March 2013 440 killed 735 killed
4th Rif Dimashq 26 March – 22 August 2013 1,150 killed 2,125 killed
5th Rif Dimashq 10 September – 28 November 2013 115 killed 1,000 killed
6th Rif Dimashq August – November 2014 175 killed 678 killed
7th Rif Dimashq 11 – 27 September 2015 41 killed 170 killed
8th Rif Dimashq 25 April – 19 May 2016 Unknown Unknown
9th Rif Dimashq 21 June – 30 October 2016 Unknown Unknown
10th Rif Dimashq 18 February – 14 April 2018 520 killed 405 killed
Total Casualties 3 November 2011 – 21 May 2018 At least 4,018 killed[citation needed] 8,953 killed[citation needed]

Maps 2012–2018

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References

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  2. ^ "Rebels to surrender Syrian town of Darayya to Assad's forces". The Guardian. 25 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Fadel, Leith (27 August 2016). "[Breaking] Syrian Army in full control of Darayya". al-Masdar News. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Another opposition-held Damascus suburb to be evacuated on Wednesday". The New Arab. 19 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Syrian forces move rebels and civilians from besieged Damascus suburb". Middle East Eye. 19 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Await for the start of a new displacement operation from the Western Ghouta to the Syrian north". Syrian Observatory For Human Rights. 19 October 2016. 
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