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Syrian Army Maintains Momentum of Victories in Damascus, Captures Another Strategic Town in Western Ghouta

14 October 2016 22:55


The Syrian army troops, backed by the Russian warplanes, further advanced in the Western parts of Damascus and seized back the strategic town of Deir Khabiyeh in Western Ghouta.

Army sources reported on Friday that several units of the army have raided the town and established full control over Deir Khabiyeh in Western Ghouta.

Several terrorists were killed and wounded in the army offensive on their military positions, they added.

On Thursday, a joint Syrian army force comprised of soldiers from the 1st, 4th and 7th divisions of the Syrian army launched a new assault near Deir Khabiyeh in Western Damascus.

Led by the 42nd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division, the Syrian army could break-through Fatah al-Sham (al-Nusra) Front’s first-line of defense outside Deir Khabiyeh, paving the ground for the government forces to reach the town’s gates for the first time in several months.

According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian armed forces made steady advance on Thursday morning amid the crumbling defenses of Fatah al-Sham Front and Ahrar al-Sham.

The source added that the Syrian army forces were supported by the Russian air force which carried out several airstrikes against the terrorists’ position in the towns of Deir Khabiyeh and Khan al-Sheih.

Reports from Western Ghouta said on Tuesday that more than 200 militants had laid down their arms and surrendered a strategic city in Western Ghouta to the Syrian government forces.

Over 200 militants in Elhameh region ended fight against the Syrian army and the legal government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and tuned themselves in to the government authorities.

In the meantime, 640 terrorists in al-Qodsiyeh and al-Hamah laid down their arms and left the two towns this week.

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