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Syrian Army Takes Control of 9 More Positions Near Border with Jordan

1 October 2017 18:45

 

The Syrian army and allied forces in fresh military operations managed to seize full control over several more positions and outposts near the country’s border with Jordan.

The army units and allies forces retook control of nine border areas from Point 177 to Point 185 which were regarded as main defense lines of the terrorists in Southern Syria.

This is while the Syrian army troops came in control of Points 173, 174, 175 and 176 around 20 days ago and within the framework of their operations for imposing control over vaster regions at border areas.

The army troops also won control of al-Azan mountains and their surrounding areas measuring 150 square kilometers 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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