VIDEO: Syrian Army Clashes with Militants in Rif Dimashq

Mon Jan 2, 2017 15:17:35

Syrian army soldiers have reportedly clashed with members of the Fateh al-Sham terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, in Rif Dimashq Province as the pro-government forces advance against militants in the region.

Alalam - Syria

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the fighting broke out in the town of Ain al-Fijah, situated in the provincial district of Wadi Barada, on Monday.

A number of Fateh al-Sham militants were killed and injured in the clashes, the report added, noting the Syrian troops managed to wrest control of several areas around Ain al-Fijah Spring.

Meanwhile, media reports said that since Saturday some 1,300 civilians have fled militant-controlled villages in Wadi Barada for government-held areas.

The displaced Syrians were transferred to the nearby towns of to Qudsaya and Dimas.



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