SAA 'Capital Shield' was very near a total victory in the Jubar-Damascus area. To prevent the annihilation of 'rebels' forces, the anti-Assad alliance scrambled and was able to prevent a strategic rout. (The government acquiescence to the UN mission, meant the military operations had to be halted temporarily for the 'safety of the fact finding mission):
* ghost use of CWs
* Threaten military strikes on government' command & control and Syrian Arab Army facilities...
* Put President Assad in the 'guilty of CW' use' sphere ... if & when Geneva II (re)convenes!
However, .... we all know that 'Les Jeux Sont faits!'