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Al-Nusra Suffers Heavy Casualties in Field Attack on Syrian Army positions in Eastern Damascus

15 March 2017 17:09

 

The Syrian Army troops fended off a heavy attack of Al-Nusra Front (Fatah al-Sham Front) on their positions in the Northeastern outskirts of Damascus city, killing or wounding a large number of terrorists.

The Al-Nusra terrorists launched their attack on Tishrin district’s police building, media center building and the district’s hospital.

The terrorists started their offensive with RPG rockets, while the group’s snipers were also targeting army soldiers, followed by a raid. But they sustained heavy casualties and pulled back after facing tough resistance and the powerful defense of the Syrian army.

Army reports indicated death of, at least, three Al-Nusra snipers in the clashes.

In the meantime, an informed source denied terrorists’ claims about their advances in Barzeh farms, and underlined that the army men foiled terrorists’ plan to penetrate into Barzeh farms via their tunnels, killing four terrorists.

The sources said on Monday that the army men stormed the Al-Nusra positions and drove them out of al-Bostan (garden) pool that is located in Barzeh gardens and was one of the most important positions of Al-Nusra, and managed to advance against terrorists 700 meters in length and 500 meters in width South of the pool towards al-Hafez street in al-Qaboun district.

They added that the army soldiers took full control over al-Hafez street from the gardens of Barzeh and also seized full control over Darb al-Tawileh road that connects Barzeh district to al-Qaboun and Barzeh gardens.

The sources went on to say that with the army’s control over Darb al-Tawileh road, Bostans are now under the full control of the army men, and Barzeh district has also been completely separated from gardens.

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