Syrian Army Pounds Militants in Eastern Ghouta, Kills Nusra Top Commander

Syrian Army Pounds Militants in Eastern Ghouta, Kills Nusra Top Commander
Thu Dec 22, 2016 16:20:23

The Syrian army forces continued military operations against Jeish al-Islam terrorists in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, advancing in new areas.

The Syrian army units continued to advance from two directions towards Harazma region (near al-Nashabiya town) and Otaya in Eastern Damascus and could enter Housh al-Khanam, taking control of several houses.

Also, a commander of al-Nusra Front (recently renamed to Fatah al-Sham Front) terrorist group named Abu Mohammad al-Hout was killed near Meida'ani in clashes with the Syrian troops.

Meantime, the Syrian soldiers targeted the Jeish al-Islam terrorists' positions in Harasta city and the two towns of Hamouria and Sabaqa.

Field sources said clashes have resumed between the Syrian army and the terrorists on Damascus-Homs highway in Harasta region and the army forces targeted the militants' gathering centers in the region, killing tens of them.

Also, the terrorists' positions near Jobar district came under attack by the Syrian army units.

Syrian army troops engaged in fierce clashes with terrorists in Eastern Ghouta and managed to drive them out of a key region near the town of Meida'ani on Wednesday.

Several units of the army took part in a coordinated offensive against terrorist groups and pushed them back from al-Ma'amel region towards the towns of Harazma and Otaya.

The army men stretched the battlefield and managed to advance over one sq-km, making terrorists in the region confused.

The army soldiers also targeted a base of terrorists in al-Mesraba in Eastern Ghouta, killing all those at the base and destroying the base itself.  

In relevant developments in the province on Tuesday the Syrian fighter jets bombed the venue of a secret meeting of two terrorist groups in Eastern Ghouta, leaving at least 30 militants dead, including several Syrian and Saudi commanders, FNA reported.

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