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Syrian Army Imposes Fire Control over Entire Al-Nusra-Held Regions in Southwestern Damascus

20 December 2017 15:09


The Syrian Army troops made rapid advances against the Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) on Wednesday and managed to seize military control over terrorist-held regions in Southwestern Damascus.

The army’s artillery and missile units pounded the Al-Nusra’s positions hard in the regions of Mughur al-Mir and Beit Jinn.

Also, a field source said that the army inflicted tens of casualties on the Al-Nusra and managed to advance towards Tal (hill) Za’arafta located on the Eastern direction of Beit Jinn Farm.

The source further added that the army has cut off all the supply lines of the Al-Nusra from Beit Jinn Farm to the village of Mughur al-Mir and Mughur al-Mir hill, imposing military control over the entire regions out of its control in Jabal al-Sheikh region.

Another military source said the army made a series of crucial advances against the Al-Nusra Front in Beit Jinn valley region, capturing a number of key hilltops and gaining full fire control over the entire Beit Jinn pocket within which militants are now hopelessly trapped.

Well-informed sources said on Tuesday that the army men, backed up by the artillery and missile units, launched a major offensive on the Al-Nusra in Southwestern Damascus and captured the strategic Marwan hill, deploying only 500 meters away from the small town of Mughur al-Mir that is the main strongholds of Al-Nusra in Western Ghouta.

They went on to say that the army is resolved to purge Beit Jinn and Mughur al-Mir regions of terrorists after Al-Nusra rejected the army’s conditions to deliver the two regions to the government forces without clashes.

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