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Syrian army regains control of Maghazel area in eastern Damascus

23 March 2017 15:40

 

The Syrian army reestablished on Thursday control over the Maghazel industrial area in eastern Damascus after several days of intense fighting against terrorists, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

The Maghazel industrial area is located north of the Jobar eastern suburb of Damascus, which was seized by terrorist groups in 2012 and is one of the main strongholds of terrorists in Damascus province.

After four days of intense fighting, the Syrian army, with support from the artillery and Air Force, managed to surround a large group of Jabhat Fatah al Sham terrorists.

​After several attempts to break the siege, the Jabhat Fatah al Sham terrorists, having lost dozens people and most of their weapons, were defeated.

The terrorists also shelled the Abbassiyyin Square in eastern Damascus, a strategic area successfully defended by government troops.

According to the SANA news agency, more than 150 terrorists were killed and hundreds more injured during the Syrian army’s four-day operation in eastern Damascus.

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