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Syria: Terrorists Withdraw More in Marj Al-Sultan Region

20 December 2015 9:51


The Syrian Army announced on Saturday that the terrorist groups have sustained heavy losses as a result of the government forces’ attack and have retreated from more lands in the strategic region of Marj al-Sultan East of Damascus province.

“The pro-government forces’ continued attacks left no chance for the militant groups to fortify their positions which have been attacked and bombed regularly in the recent days by the Syrian ground and air forces,” the army said.

“The militant groups were forced to leave behind their military equipment and pull back the remaining of forces in a bid to evade more casualties,” the army further added.

Marj al-Sultan region is home to one of the most important airbases in Central Syria with the same name, therefor, the government forces have done their best in the recent weeks to restore full security to the region which can be considered as a Central command in anti-terrorism campaign.

On Wednesday, the Syrian army 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.

On November 12, the Syrian army and popular forces completely pushed back the militant groups from Marj al-Sultan Airbase and its surroundings, 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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