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Syrian Army Makes Fresh Gains in War on Terrorism in Southwestern Damascus

23 December 2017 10:33

 

The Syrian Army troops stormed the positions of the al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) in Southwestern Damascus on Saturday and captured two more regions.

The army men launched a fresh offensive on Al-Nusra positions near the small town of Beit Jinn and drove the terrorists out of al-Tamathiyat and al-Hanqarat regions South of al-Awaj River and East of Beit Jinn Farm.

The army soldiers imposed military control over a large area in Beit Jinn Farm and also cut off the only road between Beit Jinn Farm and the two towns of Beit Jinn and Mughur al-Mir.

A field sources said that the army has captured the strategic al-Hanaker region that enabled the pro-government forces to tighten noose on terrorists in Mughur al-Mir.

A field source confirmed on Thursday that the army intensified its missile and artillery fire against al-Nusra bases and moves in Tal Za’arta and Mughur al-Mir in the Eastern parts of Beit Jinn farms, stressing that a large number of terrorists have been killed and tens of others have fled the battleground towards Beit Jinn farms.

He added that Beit Jinn was fully surrounded after all roads linking the terrorists in Beit Jinn from the Northeastern and Southeastern front were cut and the army regained military control over Nahr al-Awaj- the only road linking terrorists in Beit Jinn to Tal Marwan and Mughur al-Mir.

Also, based on the field reports, a number of al-Nusra terrorists made attempts to flee to occupied Golan from Jabal al-Sheikh passageway following the army’s advance in the region and imposing heavy defeats on the terrorists.

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