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Syria in Past 24 Hours: Army Imposes Full Control over Western Ghouta

4 January 2018 15:33

 

The Syrian Army troops freed the entire Southwestern Damascus, also known as Western Ghouta from Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) terrorists, military sources confirmed on Wednesday.

Damascus

The sources said that the army men that captured the Red Hills in Southwestern Damascus have fortified their positions in the region and have ended Al-Nusra’s presence in Western Ghouta.

The sources further said that the army’s control over the Red Hills East of the town of al-Hadhar in Quneitra province foiled Israel’s plan to create a buffer zone controlled by Tel Aviv-affiliated terrorists.

Also in the past 24 hours, the entire members of a group of terrorists of Al-Nusra Front were killed after their attack on the Syrian Army troops’ positions was repelled in Eastern Damascus, field sources reported on Wednesday.

The sources reported that a group of Al-Nusra terrorists that were planning to penetrate into a government building in the town of Harasta in Eastern Ghouta were hit hard in the army soldiers’ ambush operation.

The sources said that the entire 40 members of the group were killed in the ambush.

They added that heavy fighting is underway between the army men and terrorists in Harasta region.

Also on Wednesday, the Syrian Army troops, backed up by the country’s Air Force and artillery units, stormed the positions of the terrorists in Eastern Damascus and captured several regions, field sources said.

The sources said that the army units, supported by artillery units and the army aircraft, kicked off fresh attacks against terrorists in the Vehicles Management Center near the town of Harasta in Eastern Damascus.

The sources further said that the army men engaged in a tough battle with terrorists after arrival of fresh troops and more military hardware and recaptured lost lands.

They went on to say that the army forces captured four more buildings and moved towards al-Barazi hospital, adding that the army men have captured a number of terrorists in recent clashes at the Vehicles Management Center.

The sources said that terrorist-run medical centers in Harasta and Arbin are now home to a large number of the injured militants.

Idlib

The Syrian Army troops stormed the positions of Al-Nusra Front in Southeastern Idlib and captured more strategic regions on Wednesday.

The army men deployed in the newly-free village of Rasm Sham al-Hawa launched a fresh attack on Al-Nusra positions and drove them out of the villages of al-Niheh, al-Mosharaf and Qali’at Toweibiyeh.

In the meantime, field sources said that the terrorists’ joint operation room in Southern Idlib has divided the battlefront into several flanks, giving each flank to one of the nine groups membering the operation room.

Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian Army troops have thus far freed over 65 regions in their operations against the Al-Nusra Front in Northeastern Hama and Southeastern Idlib in their push towards the Abu al-Dhohour airbase, military sources confirmed on Wednesday.

The sources reported that the army men pushed Al-Nusra back from the village of Um al-Khalakhil North of the village of Rasm Sham al-Hawa.

The sources further said that over 65 villages, towns, settlement and regions have thus far been liberated in the army soldiers’ operation in Hama and Idlib since October 22.

Also on Wednesday, field sources reported that the Syrian Army troops have launched a fresh operation to capture a strategic region in Southeastern Idlib.

The sources said that the army men have launched a fresh operation against terrorists to capture the key region of Sinjar after imposing full control over al-Zarzur, Sham al-Hawa and Um al-Khalakhil in Southeastern Idlib.

The sources further said that the army soldiers are 14 km away from Sinjar from their last position in al-Zarzur.

Raqqa

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have released over 25 ISIL members, and started a fresh wave of arrests against civilians in camps under their control in Raqqa province, local sources reported on Wednesday.

The sources said that the SDF has freed 26 ISIL members that had been previously captured in the town of Ein Issa in Northern Raqqa.

The sources further said that SDF has, instead, started arresting civilians in a camp near Ein Issa.

The arrests were launched after an SDF members was attacked by unknown raiders at the entrance of Ein Issa.

Hama

Ayub Suweilah, a notorious commander of Jeish al-Nasr affiliated to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) was killed in clashes with the Syrian Army troops in Northeastern Hama, field sources reported on Wednesday.

The sources said that Abub Suweilah, a senior field commander of Jeish al-Nasr, was killed in the Syrian army men’s operation in Northeastern Hama.

The sources added that the army attacks have inflicted major losses on the militants in the region.

Hasaka

Over 65 militants that had laid down arms and accepted the terms of the government for amnesty were pardoned in Hasaka province in Northeastern Syria on Wednesday, local officials reported.

The sources said that the army has granted amnesty to 68 gunmen that had handed over their weapons to the army men and joined peace in Hasaka.

The sources added that they gunmen returned to normal life in the Northeastern province.

Deir Ezzur

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have pulled back from a key region to help ISIL gunmen to find a way out towards their comrades on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River, field sources reported on Wednesday.

The sources reported that the SDF has retreated from its positions in Hawi Hajin in Eastern Deir Ezzur to give way to the ISIL to move from the small town of Qaranij towards other ISIL-held villages on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River.

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