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Syria: Terrorist Groups Withdraw from more Positions East of Damascus

13 May 2016 15:51



The Syrian Army troops and popular forces stormed the positions of al-Nusra Front and Faylaq al-Rahman and forced the terrorists groups to retreat from more territories in Eastern Ghouta after hours of non-stop battle.

The Syrian arm men, Hezbollah, the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), and National Defense Forces (NDF) struck the terrorist group’s lines of defense and imposed full control over the village of Nolah.

At least 19 militants were killed and several others were wounded in the attacks.

In relevant developments on Thursday, the Syrian army forces stormed the two strategic towns of Zabdeen and Deir al-Asafir in the Southern part of Eastern Ghouta in Damascus.

According to a military source in Damascus, a unit of the army special forces sneaked into the Southern gates of Deir al-Asafir and ambushed a rebel unit, capturing 7 terrorists without a single shot fired.

“Subsequently, the Republican Guard was called in and fortified the position; this proved vital as they successfully repelled a counter-offensive by Jeish al-Islam in the evening. Nevertheless, the terrorist group is still in control of a major part of Deir al-Asafir,” the source added.

Meanwhile, the government troops also captured some building blocks in the Western parts of Zabdeen after a heavy firefight with rebel fighters.

Remarkably, another army attack was conducted near Hawsh Duwayr during which the Syrian troops entered a rebel-made tunnel and killed 5 terrorists who were hiding there, according to the source.

The Syrian Army troops and popular forces continued to push the terrorist groups back from more lands in Eastern Ghouta and retook control over key farms after at least 10 days of non-stop battle.

The Syrian Army and National Defense Forces drove the terrorist groups back from the al-Ruqabiyeh farms near a village with the same name.

The terrorist groups left behind several dead members and fled the battlefield to evade more casualties.

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