Syrian Army Makes Fresh Gains in Eastern Damascus, Inflicts Heavy Casualties on Terrorists
The army men engaged in a tough battle with Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) in Jobar and Ein Terma regions, while the army’s artillery units opened heavy fire at terrorists’ positions behind the frontline.
In the meantime, the Syrian Air Force carried out several combat sorties over Al-Nusra’s positions in Jobar and Ein Terma.
A military source said the army units have won back several positions in their anti-terrorism operation in Jobar and Ein Terma.
The source pointed to the collapse of the terrorist front and said that 25 members of Al-Nusra were killed in the clashes with the army.
An operation room that coordinated the movements of terrorist groups was also destroyed in the army attacks.
Relevant reports said on Sunday that the army men stormed terrorists’ positions in the Northern neighborhoods of Ein Terma region and drove militants out of a number of buildings, including meat-packing company that is one of the most important regions after al-Sonbol petrol station and Zmelka Bridge crossroad.
In the meantime, the army’s artillery and missile units opened heavy fire at a gathering center of terrorists near Hazarma region.
A field source, meanwhile, reported that the Syrian army used different tactics, including penetration into terrorist-held regions by armored vehicles, to carry out surprise attacks and night- time operations against terrorist groups.
The sources also confirmed that a notorious commander of Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) nom de guerre Abu Al-Iman Ordoni along with several of his comrades were killed in the army’s air raids in Ein Terma region.