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Syrian Army Marching on Militants’ Positions West of Damascus

23 January 2016 19:05


The Syrian Army has broken the defense lines of the militant groups Southwest of Damascus province and gained control over several buildings in the region, army said Saturday.

“The Syrian army pushed the militants back from their positions in al-Qusoul 4 in Darayya in Western Ghouta and seized control over four more buildings in the region,” the army said.

“In the meantime, the army troops stormed the terrorist groups’ gathering centers in Jobar and Marj region East of Damascus, and killed or wounded several of the militants,” the army said.

“The Syrian artillery units also shelled the terrorists’ strongholds in Jobar and the road connecting the villages of Afrah and Deir Moqren  in Eastern Ghouta, which left several militants dead or wounded,” the army went on to say.

Earlier reports said that a notorious Jordanian commander of the al-Nusra Front was killed in the Syrian Army attack East of the capital, Damascus.

Abu Hamza al-Ma’ani was killed in the Syrian Army’s offensive on the positions of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra front in Eastern Ghouta.

Meantime, the Syrian fighter jets pounded the militant groups’ gathering centers in Darayya in Western Ghouta, leaving several militants killed or wounded.

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