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Syrian Army Strongly Denies Rumors about Fall of Marj Al-Sultan Airbase

16 December 2015 14:55



The Syrian Army on Wednesday strongly rejected rumors spread by the Takfiri terrorist groups about their victories against the Syrian government forces in the newly-liberated airbase of Marj al-Sultan in Damascus province.

“Such rumors have been spread by the Takfiri terrorists due to the heavy blows that they have received from the Syrian forces across Syria in recent months,” the army said.

Militants had claimed that they have regained control of Marj al-Sultan military airbase in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside.

“The airbase is fully under the control of government forces,” the army stressed.

The Syrian army on Monday pushed back militants from the entire Marj al-Sultan town in Damascus province, that is host to a strategic airbase which was taken back from the militants last month.

Hundreds of Syrian army troops have established full security across Marj al-Sultan and its military airbase after driving out militants from the town, sources said.

After taking Marj Al-Sultan, the Syrian army has now managed to advance 1km towards Bilaliyah.

The Syrian Army and popular forces completely pushed back the militant groups from Marj al-Sultan Airbase and its surroundings in the Eastern countryside of Damascus on November 12, scoring their second groundbreaking victory after lifting the ISIL siege of Kuweires airbase in Aleppo province a few days earlier.

Syrian army forces entered Marj al-Sultan military airbase in Eastern Ghouta on November 10, and brought the base under full control two days later.

Then the army started marching on militants’ positions around the reserve airport in Marj al-Sultan town in Eastern Ghouta throughout November and early December.

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