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Syrian Army Continues to Hunt Al-Nusra Terrorists East of Damascus

26 May 2016 7:23



The Syrian Army’s artillery units opened heavy fire at al-Nusra Front’s concentration centers and gatherings in Eastern Ghouta, pinning the militants down behind their positions with the lowest military movements possible, battlefield sources said.

“Strongholds of the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front in al-Basatin region between Harasta al-Qantara and Bala came under the heavy shelling of the Syrian artillery,” the sources said, adding, “The terrorist group suffered a heavy death toll in the attacks.”

Reports said on Tuesday that the Army troops, tipped of by intelligence agents, dismantled a network of terrorist bombers inside the capital city of Damascus.

“Syrian security forces raided an apartment in al-Midan neighborhood South of Damascus and arrested 8 men on charge of planning bombing attacks,” the sources said, adding, “Local residents had tipped off the police who in turn were swift to respond.”

“Papers were found in the apartment suggesting plans to conduct terrorist attacks deep inside government-held neighborhoods of the Syrian capital,” the sources added.

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