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Sweida: Syrian Soldiers Continue to Advance against Terrorists towards Al-Tanf Border-Crossing

22 May 2017 22:14


The Syrian Army troops continued their anti-terrorism operation in Eastern Sweida and managed to push more towards al-Tanf border-crossing in Southern Homs to foil a US-led plan for occupying the Southern part of the country.

The army men, who captured al-Zalaf dam and its surrounding regions yesterday, continued their advances in Badiyeh (desert) al-Sham and managed to take control over the entire al-Rasiyee wells in al-Zalaf region.

The army soldiers also pushed terrorists back from al-Bohouth al-Elmiyeh region Northeast of the Palmyra Triangle Northeast of al-Seen airport.

In the meantime, Turki Saqa, a Syrian political analyst pointed to the army’s control over al-Zalaf dam, saying the army’s advances in Eastern Sweida will assist the pro-government forces to gain the upper hand in the Southern battlefields because the dam is built in a strategic region only 30km away from the borders with Jordan.

He further underlined that the army’s recent achievements will close off the path on the militants and their backers near the Jordanian borders to have a supply line towards the Central parts of Syria via the Southern territories of the war-hit country.

Reports said on Saturday that the army and popular forces took back a large chunk of the terrorist-controlled territories East of Sweida province in the Southern parts of the country.

“The Syrian army and its allies seized more than 60 square kilometers of lands in the Al-Zalaf region in Sweida province,” the Arabic-language media quoted a military source as saying on Saturday.

The military source noted that after securing Al-Zalaf area, the Syrian army troops will push further East in order to secure the provincial border and lay siege on the Free Syrian Army (FSA) near the Al-Tanf border-crossing to Iraq.

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