Gov’t Forces in Last Stage to Establish Full Security along Harasta-Damascus Highway
The Syrian Army and popular forces have launched a series of operations on Saturday to push back the militant groups from their last stronghold near the strategic Harasta-Damascus highway, informed sources announced.
The sources said that the pro-government forces are advancing against the terrorists groups and after winning this battle, this strategic chunk of the highway will be fully safe and secured.
In the meantime, the army soldiers have defused a large number of the militant-planted explosive devices near the highway since early hours of this morning, the sources further added.
Last week, the Syrian army troops stormed the defense lines of the so-called Jeish al-Islam terrorist group in the Eastern side of Harasta-Damascus highway and forced them to retreat from a number of buildings and farms on Sunday.
Jeish al-Islam militants suffered heavy death toll and their military equipment was badly targeted in the Syrian army’s operation which caused the terrorists to retreat from the fighting area.