The Syrian army continue to successfully defeat ISIS in the countryside around around Damascus, according to Iran’s news agency FARS.
As the battle against ISIS militants continues in the Middle East, the Syrian government have made huge gains against the terrorists in the suburbs of Damascus and surrounding areas.
“The militant groups’ fortified positions in Zamalka in the northeastern outskirts of Damascus came under a massive offensive of the Syrian army and its allies,” military sources told FARS.
Syrian government forces also carried out assaults on jihadists’ positions in the suburban towns of al-Reihan, al-Nashabiyah, Ein Tarma and Jobar.
“The pro-government forces killed or wounded many terrorists and destroyed their military hardware,” the Syrian Army sources reported.
“The Syrian forces’ attack on al-Nusra Front’s gatherings in Ein Tarma in the east of Damascus killed dozens of the terrorists, including a Yemeni and two of the group’s field commanders.”
In addition to attacks by ground forces, the Syrian Air Force carried out several airstrikes on terrorist targets in the east and northeast of Damascus.
Jihadi terrorist groups close to Ein Tarma, Zamalka and Douma, a town 10 km north-east of the center of Damascus, were targeted in the airstrikes, which caused heavy losses, FARS reported.
“A logistic military site of the so-called Jeish al-Islam in Douma Farms came under massive bombing from Syrian jets. Several fuel reservoirs, military vehicles and mortar-launchers were destroyed in the attacks,” the military said.
“The Syrian Army exploded one of the major military sites of Liwa Fajr al-Ummah, affiliated to Ajnad al-Sham, in Harasta,” which left many terrorists dead or wounded and led to several major explosions when ammunition that the group was keeping at the site caught fire.