***Al-Bilaliyeh was retaken by pro-government forces in January 2016 during a pro-government offensive. 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: Was besieged since mid-2013 along with the rest of Eastern Ghouta
Siege classification: Watchlist (formerly Tier 2)
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 January
Active conflict: Fighting is ongoing nearby as pro-government forces continue their offensive
Additional Details: This was a rural area with low population and poor communications. It was part of a region that was considered a 'breadbasket' for the other besieged communities in E. Ghouta.