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Syria: Terrorists Targeting Civilians in Northern, Eastern Damascus

28 April 2017 23:36


Local sources in Northern Damascus said that terrorists in Barzeh farms have opened fire at civilians followed by similar attacks by another group of militants in Eastern Damascus.

The sources said that the terrorist groups based in Barzeh Farms have opened fire at the civilians at the al-Urwar junction, adding that Jeish al-Islam has mounted heavy machineguns on a residential building in Haza targeting residential areas in Kafr Batna and Saqba towns.

The sources added that the Syrian army has started targeting the militants to top their sporadic attacks on civilians in both regions.

Another source reported that the army has expanded control over the aL-Hedaya Mosque and several nearby building blocks between the Southern part of Tishin district and the Northern sector of al-Qaboun after heavy fighting with the armed groups.

The source went on to add that the Syrian air force also targeted the positions of Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) in al-Qaboun.

They added that the army’s artillery and missile units also shelled the positions of Al-Nusra front in al-Qaboun.

In relevant developments in the province on Wednesday, the army soldiers continued to beat back terrorists from more positions in Eastern Damascus and imposed full control over vast areas of gardens spreading from al-Barzeh farms to al-Qaboun district and then to Western Harasta and Dhahiyah al-Assad regions.

Local sources confirmed that the army’s advances in al-Qaboun put an end to all terrorist activities via their main tunnels, adding that there were only a few numbers of tunnels left for the terrorists to transfer forces and dispatch equipment.

The sources added that the terrorist groups that were scared of the army’s continued assault in al-Qaboun and face a shortage of food supplies in Eastern Ghouta took away all medical equipment and food stuff from Bazaars and stored them in warehouses in the towns of Arbin, Zmelka, Mesraba and Douma.

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