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Al-Nusra Withdraws from More Positions in Eastern Damascus

20 July 2017 13:17


The Syrian Army troops continued to clash with Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) in Eastern Ghouta and managed to impose control over more positions and buildings in Ein Terma region.

The army soldiers engaged in fierce clashes with Al-Nusra in Ein Terma and drove terrorists out of several buildings Northwest of the meat-packing company.

The army men also advanced against Al-Nusra from al-Kheir bazaars and reached the Kuyen shopping center in Ein Terma Wadi region.

A number of Al-Nusra terrorists were killed or wounded in the clashes.

A well-informed source said earlier today that a second ceasefire brokered by the US and Russia may come into force in Eastern Damascus and Homs in mid August before Astana talks on the Syrian crisis.

The Arabic-language desk of Sputnik quoted the source as saying that Moscow and Washington will possibly announce the second ceasefire deal in mid August that will include Eastern Ghouta and Homs.

“It will be announced soon, before the next international meeting on Syria in Astana (in late August), around August 14 or 15,” the source said.

“There will be expert consultations between the Russians and Americans in one of the European capitals first. The ceasefire will probably cover Homs, and maybe Eastern Ghouta,” the source added.

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