The army units engaged in fierce clashes with terrorists and took control over Bloudan Height that overlooks the regions of al-Zabadani, Madhaya, Baqin and al-Jaroud.
Local sources reported that a group of terrorists tried to prevent the army men from staying and fortifying their positions in the newly-freed region but the army men confronted them and forced them to retreat from the battlefield.
Reports said on Friday that the Syrian Air Force carried out a number of combat sorties over terrorists’ positions and movements in Eastern Ghouta, inflicting major losses on the militants.
The army aircraft targeted several times the positions of Jeish al-Islam in the town of Mesraba, while other fighter jets pounded terrorists’ stronghold South of the town of Douma, killing and wounding a number of militants.
The warplanes further conducted heavy airstrikes on terrorists’ concentration centers in a region between al-Shifouniyeh and Mesraba four times.
In the meantime, the gathering centers of Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) in al-Qaboun district were badly hit in the army’s missile attacks.