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Syrian Army Repels Terrorists’ Offensives in Jobar

21 March 2017 15:54

 

The terrorist groups stationed in Eastern Ghouta of Damascus started the second phase of their offensives in Jobar region but the Syrian army forces warded off all their attacks.

Field sources said that heavy clashes erupted between the Syrian troops and al-Nusra (Fatah al-Sham) Front in the Northern parts of Jobar on Tuesday after two bomb-laden vehicles of the terrorists were targeted and detonated as they attempted to open their way into the power department and textile plants.

The army units could repulse the militants’ attacks against the power department and al-Ma’amel (plants) region in Northern Jobar.

They could also besiege the Al-Nusra Front’s affiliated terrorist groups who sought to infiltrate into al-Maqazel region in Northern Jobar.

Meantime, the Syrian air force launched airstrikes against the terrorists’ supply routes in Arabayn, Zamalka and Harasta towards Jobar in Eastern Damascus and inflicted several casualties on militants.

The Syrian army’s missile and artillery units also pounded the terrorists’ gathering centers near the power department in Northern Jobar.

On Monday, a Syrian military source dismissed media reports claiming that the al-Nusra Front has occupied certain parts of al-Abbasiyeen square and the industrial region in Damascus.

“The army is in control of the regions that had been evacuated on Monday morning after it came under two suicide attacks by the militants, and the army troops have inflicted heavy loss and damage on the terrorists,” the source said.

He added that the army forces have also regained control over al-Jobar region’s power department and the buildings of the weaving company and Mercedes firm and repelled the terrorist groups’ massive attacks.

Elaborating on the terrorists’ recent offensive against the army positions in Damascus that failed, the source said that the attacks were headed by al-Nusra Front to open their way into the parking lots, al-Abbasiyeen square and the industrial region between al-Jobar and al-Qaboun districts and reopening the supply routes for the terrorists besieged in al-Jobar through al-Qaboun-Barzeh-Tishreen districts.

He underlined that the army’s artillery and missile units, supported by the air force, could repulse the massive offensive, and killed and wounded a large number of terrorists.

Meantime, other field sources in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus dismissed reports on the Syrian army’s withdrawal from near Douma city.

The Syrian army forces had on Sunday warded off the terrorist groups’ heavy offensives against their positions in Jobar region.

The army soldiers defused the terrorists’ attempts in Jobar region who wanted to enter al-Abbasiyeen region’s parking lots.

A field source said that the militants were first trying to open their way by suicide attacks and detonating two bomb-laden vehicles.

“After the cars exploded, heavy clashes erupted between the Syrian army and the terrorists of the al-Nusra Front who sought to carry out suicide attacks but they couldn’t occupy the army’s positions in the region,” he added.

The source said that the Syrian fighter jets and missile and artillery units then heavily pounded the terrorists’ centers and drove them out of the region.

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