VIDEO: Syria Army Manages to Move inside Sheikh Maskin in Daraa

Wed Dec 30, 2015 18:35:51

Syria army has entered the militant-held town of Sheikh Maskin in Southern province of Dara’a and has captured town’s main square and its eastern and northern neighborhoods.

The military said in a Wednesday statement that troops were in the town’s main square, capturing its eastern and northern neighborhoods.

Sheikh Maskin is located on a major supply route from the Syrian capital of Damascus to the city of Dara’a.

VIDEO: Syrian Army Manages to Move inside Sheikh Maskin In Daraa

Syria’s official SANA news agency, meanwhile, said terrorists have started to move their operations’ center from the town to the city of Nawa, adding that the militants are also fleeing Sheikh Maskin after a number of their leaders were killed in the army’s operation.

Terror groups have confirmed the killing of at least 11 of their members, including four of the their commanders, in Sheikh Maskin.

Separately, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least ten Takfiri militants, including a top leader of the al-Nusra Front, were killed by the Syrian army near Dara’a.

VIDEO: Syrian Army Manages to Move inside Sheikh Maskin In Daraa

The new advances came a day after army units succeeded in gaining control over Tal al-Hash and the 82nd brigade camp in the vicinity of Sheikh Maskin.

Syria’s drive against militants across the Arab country saw a major boost since Damascus began to have the Russian air cover on September 30.

The foreign-sponsored conflict in Syria, which flared in March 2011, has claimed the lives of more than 250,000 people and left over one million injured, according to the United Nations; Press TV reported.


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