*** Hosh al-Farah was captured by pro-government forces in late July 2016 during a government/Hezbollah offensive encroaching on the eastern side of besieged Eastern Ghouta. All of its citizens were displaced and it is currently occupied by government/Hezbollah forces. As no civilians remain, it has been removed from project monitoring efforts. ***
Dates: Formerly besieged since mid-2013 along with the rest of Eastern Ghouta
Siege classification: Watchlist (was Tier 2 before capture)
Besieged by: Formerly the Syrian govt.
UN recognized siege?: No
Current population: 0 (as of 6/1/2016); All the citizens were displaced during government/Hezbollah capture in July 2016
Active conflict: Yes, was captured by a government/Hezbollah offensive in July 2016, fighting is ongoing in the area
Additional Details: Population was entirely displaced into more central areas of Eastern Ghouta