Syrian government forces secured al-Muqaddimah’s industrial zone, and the al-Moddarras and Hamdan neighborhoods, a Press TV correspondent reported on Wednesday.
An army officer told Press TV that the troops evacuated civilians in the area before starting the operation and “purged the area of the militants within hours.”
This is while the militants had been fortifying their positions for over two months, creating solid barriers for themselves.
The officer added that the army has killed a large number of the militants, including several foreigners.
The Syrian troops have recently conducted successful clean-up operations across the country, inflicting heavy losses on the militants.
Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since March 2011. According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies, especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.