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Syrian Army Retakes Control of Key Hill in Southeastern Damascus

1 October 2017 18:45

The Syrian army and its allied forces regained control of strategic Um Azan hill North-East of al-Zalaf dam in the Southeastern countryside of Damascus, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.

Several ISIL terrorists were killed and their military equipment and vehicles were also destroyed in tough battle with the Syrian army over controlling Um Azan hill.

The army troops captured an area covering 150 square kilometers of land in the Eastern countryside of Sweida to the East of al-Zalaf dam.

A military news outlet run by the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement said on Saturday that the newly-recaptured positions were all situated to the southeast of the capital Damascus.

The Syrian army’s attack killed and wounded militants, the report added without elaborating on their number.

In a relevant development in late August, the Syrian army forces advanced in the Southeastern parts of Damascus, gaining back control of several bordering areas with Jordan.

The army troops continued military operations in Southeastern Damascus, retaking control of several bordering areas with Jordan, from Point 154 to Point 160.

The bordering areas of Syria with Jordan in Damascus province include Points 155 to 211 as well as Points 128 to 154 in Sweida province.

Relevant reports said on Saturday that the Syrian army troops have fortified their positions along 30km of borderline with Jordan and managed to closed off the main supply routes of the terrorist groups from Jordan to the Southern part of the war-hit country.

Field sources said that the army men carried out a large-scale operation in Southern Sweida from al-Zalaf dam to the heights overlooking Tal (hill) al-Zab’a, Tal Zabi’ah, Tal Riyahi, Tal Asadah, Beir al-Sawt passageway and Abu Sharshouh region and managed to access the border with Jordan.

The army men took full control of all the border positions and checkpoints, the source said, adding that the army units imposed control over 30km of Sweida’s border with Jordan and later fortified their positions along the border.

The source underlined the importance of the army’s new advances and said that the army soldiers have cut off all the supply lines of terrorists from Beir al-Sawt passageway up to Abu Sharshouh that were considered as the main passageways for trafficking of arms and ammunition to Damascus and Sweida provinces and Badiyeh (desert).

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