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Militants Surrender to Syrian Army in Damascus Countryside

23 May 2016 18:51



Scores of militants fighting against the Syrian government forces in the town of Daraya in Damascus countryside have defected the terrorist groups and surrendered themselves to the Syrian army, battlefield commanders said.

“A large number of opponents of (President Bashar) Assad have surrendered to the Syrian army,” a Syrian army commander, speaking on condition of anonymity, told FNA on Monday.

The commander noted that several militants from Daraya who are willing to lay down weapons have called for mediation to surrender themselves to the Syrian troops stationed near Daraya town.

Earlier on Monday, the Syrian troops destroyed the military positions of Takfiri terrorists in several regions in Douma, Zamalka and Daraya, and killed more than 14 terrorists and destroyed their weapons and munitions.

Also in Damascus province on Tuesday, tens of terrorists were killed in fierce clashes between the Syrian army and the militant groups along the Damascus-Homs highway.

“The Syrian army expanded its control on the Eastern side of the Damascus-Homs Highway in Harasta,” sources living in nearby regions said.

“The army took full control over the farms along the road connecting Nour al-Sham school and Douma at the end of the clashes,” they added.

Meantime, military sources said tens of dead bodies have been left behind by the terrorist groups, while dozens more have been wounded or captured.

On Sunday, the Syrian army won back new areas in Marj al-Sultan village in another phase of its growing mop-up operations in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus province.

Dozens of Takfiri terrorists were killed in the military operations as the Syrian soldiers regained control over new areas in Marj al-Sultan village.

Prior to the ground operation, the Syrian air force conducted 6 bombing raids over the region. Dozens of Takfiri terrorists were killed in the air force and ground operations.

On Saturday, the army units captured all farms to the North of Marj al-Sultan village and headed for the villages of Harasta al-Qantara and Nuleh.

The Syrian army also destroyed at least three military positions of Takfiri terrorists in the surrounding areas of Marj al-Sultan Airport as the Syrian troops still continue their advances in Eastern Ghouta.

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