Syrian Army Makes Fresh Gains in Battle with Terrorists along Damascus-Baghdad Highway
The army soldiers stormed FSA’s defense lines along Damascus-Baghdad highway and took back control over al-Saba’a al-Bayar region and several more positions.
The army men continued their operation from al-Saba’a al-Bayar and managed to recapture Zaza checkpoint, while other units of the army targeted FSA’s concentration centers near the strategic al-Sabihiyeh mountain.
Relevant reports said on Monday that the army soldiers launched a heavy attack on ISIL terrorists’ defense lines in Southern Homs and captured al-Sabihiyeh mountain that overlooks a main road connecting Palmyra to Northern Damascus and another road connecting Palmyra to Iraq.
Military sources reported that after taking back al-Sabihiyeh mountain, the army soldiers took military control over a strategic chunk of the Palmyra-Damascus road and Palmyra-Iraq road.
The sources further said that the strategic chunk of the road was used by the terrorists to attack al-Seen airbase in Northern Damascus, adding that imposing control over the road has now closed off terrorists’ only way to Northern Damascus and al-Seen military airport.