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Damascus Countryside: Terrorists Sustain Heavy Losses in Eastern, Western Ghoutas

15 August 2016 17:16



The Syrian army inflicted heavy losses on the terrorist groups in Eastern and Western Ghoutas in Damascus countryside as clashes have intensified between the two sides.

The Syrian army launched mortar attacks on several regions along a road linking the town of Douma to al-Sheyfouniyeh in Eastern Ghouta.

The fierce clashes are now underway in the surrounding areas of Housh Nasri region in Eastern Ghouta.

Meantime, the Syrian army repelled an attack by Jeish al-Fatah terrorist group on its military positions in Eastern Qalamoun region in Damascus countryside.

In a relevant development on Saturday, the Syrian Army and popular forces took back more farms from the militant groups in the Southern and Southwestern parts of Darayya, and were preparing to take yet another major stride in completing the siege of the terrorists in Western Ghouta.

“The Free Syrian Army is losing the ground in the Southern and Southwestern flanks of Darayya, meaning that the Syrian government forces are completing their siege of the city,” city sources said.

“Syrian Army tanks and demining-machinery are very close to Darayya and are nearing to buildings in the city’s countryside,” the sources added.

Also on Friday, Syrian army soldiers struck the defense lines of Fatah al-Sham Front (the newly formed al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as al-Nusra Front) in Western Ghouta, inflicting major damage and casualties on the militants.

The Syrian soldiers targeted the gatherings of Fatah al-Sham in the farms of al-Dirbakhiyeh, Khan al-Sheih and in the surroundings of Beit Jinn farm, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their vehicles and ammunition.

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