Syrian Army Advances in Eastern Damascus, Wins Back Key Village
The Syrian government troops seized back the village of Um al-Raman to the East of al-Zamir village in the Northern part of Damascus province.
Several ISIL terrorists were killed and injured in clashes with the government troops near Badiyeh cement factory as many of them were forced to flee the battlefield.
In a relevant development earlier on Thursday, the Syrian army pounded the movements and gathering centers of the ISIL terrorists to the East of al-Seen airport in Damascus province, inflicting heavy losses on the militants.
The Syrian army units and their allied forces hit hard the ISIL’s concentration centers North of al-Seen airport Northeast of Damascus which resulted in the destruction of several military vehicles and killing of all the militants moving in the vehicles.
The Syrian army also cut off ISIL’s supply lines from Badieh in Eastern and Northeastern of Damascus province.
Meantime, a military source said that the ISIL sustained heavy losses in the Syrian army and air force military operations in the Eastern and Northeastern part of Damascus as their supply routes were also disconnected.
Earlier media sources close to the terrorist groups disclosed that the ISIL has been dispatching a large number of forces and a large volume of equipment to areas near al-Seen and al-Dhamir airports to capture them.
The sources said that the ISIL has used foggy weather and has sent several military convoys to the regions near the al-Seen and al-Dhamir airports in Eastern Qalamoun to win their control in large-scale surprise attacks.
“These convoys of ISIL have been dispatched from the regions of Ba’ar al-Qasaf and Tal Dakout located between the provinces of Damascus and Sweida, while another military column of the ISIL has been sent to the airports from al-Barada region to the East of the town of al-Quaryatayn in Homs province,” the sources added.
Based on the reports, the ISIL’s convoys include tanks, military equipment and vehicles, mortars, rockets and a large volume of semi-heavy weapons and ammunition.
On Sunday, the Syrian Army troops struck ISIL’s concentration centers in the mountainous regions of Northern Damascus, capturing several heights and killing or wounding 25 militants.
The army men hit ISIL’s positions hard in al-Qalamoun mountain and managed to take control over several hills in the Eastern part of the mountain after hours of non-stop clashes.
A field source said that the ISIL left behind over 25 dead or wounded members and pulled the remaining pockets of its forces back from the battlefield towards al-Barada region in Homs province.
The source further added that the army soldiers will attack ISIL’s bases in al-Barada region from two directions after the army’s recent advances in Northern Damascus.