Popular Armed Groups Formed in Eastern Ghouta to Lift Terrorists’ Siege


People in Eastern Ghouta have embarked on forming armed groups to confront the terrorist groups that have blocked their exit path from the militant-held regions via a humanitarian corridor, the spokesman for the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria said on Sunday.

Brigadier General Vladimir Zolotokhin reported that some of the civil activists in Eastern Ghouta have set up small armed groups to storm terrorists’ positions and open a way towards government-controlled regions in Eastern Ghouta.

A sum of four civil activists and three terrorists were killed in clashes between civilians and the militants.

In a relevant development on Saturday the Syrian Army troops fended off the terrorist groups’ heavy offensive in Harasta region, inflicting major losses on the militants.

The army men engaged in fierce clashes with terrorists in a region near the town of Harasta in Eastern Ghouta and warded off their attack after killing or wounding a number of them.

Also, the army’s artillery and missile units pounded terrorists’ movements in Harasta.

A field source said that a heavy fighting is underway between the army and militants in Harasta farms, adding that the army men have taken control over several tunnels of the terrorists along the road connecting Harasta to another Eastern Ghouta town of Douma.

In the meantime, other army units managed to advance against terrorists in al-Shifouniyeh region and won back more key points, cutting off a main supply line of the militants.

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