Hezbollah and Syrian army forces scored new progress on Thursday from the western side of the city of Zabadani towards the center of the city and took control of the neighborhoods of Othman and Rawdat Al-Baraem Al-Khasa.
Thus, the Syrian army and the resistance forces have become nearer to the Corniche roundabout in Zabadani amid violent clashes in the western axis with terrorist groups.
The allied forces had also closed down on terrorist groups, particularly after tightening the grip over several key districts among which are the Zahra district and the Western neighborhood after extensive combing operations and dismantling of mines and improvised explosive planted by terrorists.
Heavy fighting in Zabadani resumed when a three-day cease-fire agreement, brokered by Iran and Turkey, fell apart Saturday. The agreement had called on terrorists to halt their offensive on the Idlib villages of Kefraya and Foua, allowing supplies to enter, in exchange for the same in Zabadani.
The Syrian army and Hezbollah have been since July 4 engaged in the battle of Zabadani, the last city under the control of terrorists in the Qalamoun region on the Lebanese border.
The ongoing battle is part of a wider operation launched by the Syrian forces and the resistance movement’s fighters on May 4, which has reportedly driven militants out of more than 90 percent of the territory in the mountainous region.