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Syria: Gov’t Forces Closing in on Main Base of Jeish al-Islam Commanders in Eastern Damascus

11 July 2016 23:07

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The Syrian Army troops and their popular allies are about to capture the besieged town of al-Nashabiyah as a last stop before they reach the most important stronghold of Jeish al-Islam in Eastern Ghouta, military sources said.

“The Syrian soldiers, National Defense Forces and the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, whose joint large-scale operations in Eastern Ghouta ended in cleansing the regions of al-Bahariyeh, Jarba, al-Balaliey and Marj al-Sultan, have laid siege on al-Nashabiyah from three flanks,” the sources said.

“The government forces’ next step will end in beating militant groups back from al-Nashabiyah to pave the ground for carrying out a large-scale operation to win back Douma as the main stronghold of Jeish al-Islam terrorists near capital,” they added.

“After liberation of al-Nashabiyah, the Syrian military will deploy forces to the countryside of Douma, the main base of Jeish al-Islam commanders,” they added.

In relevant developments in Eastern Damascus on Saturday, Syrian Army troops and the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters continued to hit Jeish al-Islam terrorists’ strongholds in Eastern Ghouta and took back more lands in the region.

The Syrian government forces stormed the militants’ positions in the Northern and Western farms of Meda’a and forced the terrorists to retreat from the battlefield.

Jeish al-Islam terrorists, who withdrew from Meda’a on Wednesday, left behind tens of the dead and wounded members and fled the battlefront.

In the meantime, the Syrian Army men in a fresh round of operation struck Jeish al-Islam’s defense lines in the small town of al-Midani in Southwestern side of Meda’a from three flanks.

If the Syrian army captures al-Midani, the threat of terrorists’ penetration into the strategic town of Meda’a will be significantly decreased.

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