Syrian Army Close to Recapture Homs-Damascus Highway after Two-Month Closure
The Syrian Army and popular forces have advanced against Jeish al-Islam militants in the Northern parts of Damascus province and are about to seize back full control over Homs-Damascus highway after winning Douma battle, military sources said.
The sources said that the Syrian Army’s 105th Brigade and their allies continued their advance in Damascus countryside by launching an assault on Jeish al-Islam’s defensive positions at the Northern entrance of Douma; this attack forced the militant forces to reinforce their second line of defense at this stronghold.
If the Syrian Armed Forces can retake the territory to the East of the Chips Factory, they will be able to reopen the Homs-Damascus Highway after closing of it two months ago due in Jeish al-Islam’s offensives.
On Thursday, a military source confirmed death of a number of Saudi nationals, who were joining the Takfiri terrorists to fight against president Bashar al-Assad’s government, in the countryside of the Syrian capital of Damascus.
“The Syrian army troops have killed 24 foreign fighters in the countryside of of Damascus of Darayya overnight,” a military source said.
“We killed dozens of militants in 24 hours, including 24 foreigners who are mostly citizens of Saudi Arabia,” the source added.
The Syrian forces have recently managed to regain control of strategic regions in Damascus countryside after heavy clashes with the foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists.
On Wednesday, the government soldiers retook full control over al-Aman Bellah gas station and buildings near Harasta highway in Damascus Countryside, killing a large number of Takfiri terrorists in the liberating operations and destroying militants’ vehicles, weapons and ammunition.