Syrian Army Heavily Pounds Nusra Positions near Lebanon Border

Syrian Army Heavily Pounds Nusra Positions near Lebanon Border
Fri Dec 30, 2016 21:19:04

Syrian Army troops struck the defense lines of Fatah al-Sham Front (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) in Northwestern Damascus to drive the terrorists out of their last positions at the border with Lebanon.

The army soldiers restarted hitting Fatah al-Sham's concentration centers in Wadi al-Bardi in Western Ghouta after the terrorist group refused to accept terms of surrender.

The army men engaged in fierce clashes with Fatah al-Sham at a number of points in the Wadi al-Bardi region this afternoon to recapture the few villages along the Lebanese border that are still under the control of the Al-Qaeda offshoot near the border-crossing into the Beqa'a province.

Reports said earlier today that the army troops, backed up by the country's military helicopters, stormed terrorist groups' positions in Wadi al-Bardi region in Western Ghouta, killing and wounding a number of militants.

The army soldiers, receiving intensive aerial support from army choppers, struck the defense lines of Fatah al-Sham Front in al-Hosseiniyeh and Basimeh from Majma Kaftaro direction, inflicting a heavy death toll on the militants.

The choppers also targeted Al-Nusra bases in Jaroud Basimeh in Wadi al-Bardi.

Reports said also today that the terrorist groups that had contaminated drinking water of Damascus a couple of days ago shut off the gas flow to the city in its countryside hours ago, forcing millions of civilians into dire humanitarian situation.

The militants damaged the gas pipelines that flow through the Eastern Qalamoun town of Jaroud and supply gas for residential areas in Damascus city and its countryside.

Militants had stated through their media pages earlier that they intend to punish the people living in government-held areas to retaliate government forces' military success in Eastern Ghouta, Western Ghouta and Aleppo, FNA reported.

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