Syrian Army Makes Major Advances in Jobar Area
The Syrian army has gained the upper-hand in Jobar town in Damascus countryside after winning full control over a strategic areas in the region, informed military sources said.
The sources told FNA that army troops have taken full control over several strategic districts of Tayyebeh Grand Mosque and Al-Barid districts in Jobar countryside.
Concurrent with the Syrian army’s advances in Jobar town, air force struck the terrorists’ positions near Zulmaka Bridge and in the surrounding areas of Al-Motehaleq.
Meantime, the Syrian army destroyed the gathering centers of terrorists in Tal al-Savan and Tal Kurdi regions.
Last month, the Syrian army uncovered a network of tunnels in the Jobar area.
A senior army official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the tunnel network had been around 200 meters long, and that one of the tunnels terminated in a small chamber where militants kept abductees who were forced to dig down, while two other tunnels terminated in bases where the armed groups planned their operations.
He added that too many militants who were holed up in the tunnels were killed during the operation.
Syria has been the scene of insurgency since 2011 when certain western powers and their regional allies voiced loudly that Syrian protests have no diplomatic solution and they started supplying the country’s opposition groups with their arms and funds.
In 2014, specially after victory of President Bashar al-Assad in the country’s presidential election, the army has gained upper hand in its anti-terrorism campaign, and has been partly successful in sealing borders with Turkey and Jordan.