TEHRAN (defapress)- The Syrian Army troops, backed up by tanks and armored vehicles, continued to beat back terrorists from more positions in Eastern Ghouta, field sources confirmed on Friday.
News ID: 68051
Publish Date: 12January 2018 - 16:55
The sources said that the army men, supported by a large number of tanks and armored vehicles, are advancing against militants despite ferocious resistance, adding that very heavy clashes are underway between the army soldiers and terrorists throughout the Harasta district in Eastern Damascus.
They added that the army men scored a 200-meter deep advance in the area after heavy rocket shelling by Gulan artillery systems in recent hours.
The Harasta Orchards represent the first and most crucial line of defense held by Al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood-linked terrorists within the entire district.
Some of the longest tunnels and most interlinked trench networks dug by terrorists run throughout the area.
The capture of the terrorists' first defense line by the Syrian forces will rapidly accelerate the collapse of militant resistance within Harasta.
In the meantime, Syrian Army commanders on the ground have called on additional storming units of the 105th Republican Guard Brigade to further bolster their offensive potential.
Relevant reports said on Tuesday that the army increased security of its military points in Harasta by continued operations against the terrorists in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus.
The army forces continued clashes with the terrorists near the Vehicles Management Center in Harasta, regaining control over new regions near al-Hajaz garage.
Meantime, the Syrian fighter jets pounded the defense lines and roads used by the terrorists to transfer weapons and goods, inflicting damage on the militants.
Field sources said that the army soldiers have strengthened security in their controlled areas and army points near the Vehicles Management Center.
Meantime, the Syrian army units repelled Jeish al-Islam terrorist group's offensive against their position in Hazarma, killing 5 militants.