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Syrian Army Lays Siege on Terrorists’ Key Bastion in Eastern Qalamoun

20 April 2018 15:35

 

The Syrian Army troops, backed up by the country’s artillery units and Air Force, engaged in fierce clashes with terrorists and managed to lay siege on the militants deployed in the small but key town of al-Rahibeh, field sources reported on Friday.

The sources said that the army men, supported by heavy fire of the artillery units and fighter jets, stormed terrorists’ positions near the town al-Rahibeh in Eastern Qalmoun in the Northern part of Damascus province and imposed control over Tal al-Kharnoubeh and Arz al-Masilaha regions.

The sources further said that the army men have laid siege on the terrorists in the town of al-Rahibeh and cut off all the supply lines of the terrorists in Eastern Qalmaoun.

The army began the operation in al-Rahibeh after the militants refused to leave their positions in the town.

In a relevant development on Thursday, the army initiated a fresh phase of operations to drive a wedge between terrorist bastions in Eastern Qalamoun region of Damascus after the latter didn’t accept to withdraw from al-Rahibeh.

The Syrian Air Force pounded the terrorists’ positions and roads in al-Batra mountain in Eastern Qalamoun on Thursday.

Meantime, the Syrian ground forces engaged in clashes with the terrorists in al-Kharnoubeh in East of al-Rahibeh region.

Field sources said that the army’s military operations focused on al-Batra mountains which overlook al-Rahibeh and the adjacent areas, adding that the Syrian army intends to isolate al-Rahibeh from other nearby regions.

Meantime, reports said that a large number of residents of the towns and villages in Eastern Qalamoun have called for the Syrian army’s deployment in the region.

The Syrian army started operations in al-Rahibeh after Ahmad al-Abdu and Jeish al-Tahrir al-Sham terrorist groups rejected agreement with the government.

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