The Syrian army launched fresh operations in al-Qalamoun region in Damascus countryside on Monday and conquered the foremost positions of the rebels in the town of Rankus.
FNA dispatches said the Syrian army forces could liberate al-Sarkha town in al-Qalamoun and gain control over the first defense line of the militants in Rankus.
After the army’s advances and liberation of al-Sarkha, the rebel groups escaped to the nearby Bokha’ town which will be the Syrian forces’ next target.
The Syrian air force and artillery units have also reportedly conducted heavy operations against the remaining bases of the militant groups in Rankus.
The conflict in Syria started in March 2011, when sporadic pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of western and regional states.
The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle-East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.
As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.
Washington has remained indifferent to warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.
According to reports, the western powers and their regional allies, specially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.