Hezbollah, Syrian Army March on Rebel Positions in Madaya in Zabadani
Military sources said that the Syrian Army and the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement have seized full control over various neighborhoods and districts of Madaya town, in the Southern direction of Zabadani.
The sources said that two days after liberating operation of Madaya, the Syrian army and Hezbollah fighters started their mop-up operation inside the town.
The sources added that the Syrian army’s 63rd Brigade, Hezbollah, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), and the National Defense Forces (NDF) stormed the positions of al-Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham in Southwest Madaya, and retook control over vast areas near Al-Kazbari Mosque.
According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance retake full control over the Al-Kazbari Mosque’s surrounding building blocks, while the Syrian warplanes unleashed a fury of powerful airstrikes inside the rebel-controlled areas of Madaya.
The Syrian army and Hezbollah are advancing in the Northern, Western and Southern directions of Madaya town.
However, the Syrian Air Force did not stop there: on Sunday, the latter conducted over 80 airstrikes in Madaya and Al-Zabadani, destroying a number of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham’s military sites and killing a multitude of militants there.
Eight members of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham turned themselves-in to the Syrian security forces on Sunday after the short-lived ceasefire allowed for the opposing parties in Zabadani to correspond with one another, despite the two-month-long siege that pinned them both against one another in a fierce battle for control of the city.
Currently, the Syrian army and Hezbollah control 85 percent of Zabadani and nearly 25 percent of Madaya; if captured, the resistance forces would eradicate one of the biggest threats on the border of Lebanon, FNA reported.
Syrian Army Kills Nusra Terrorists in Daraa
The Syrian army also targeted positions of terrorists of al-Nusra Front in the Northeastern countryside of Daraa, leaving a large group of them dead and injured, a security source said Monday.
The source added that the Syrian troops also destroyed a number of the terrorists’ vehicles in the military operation in al-Karak al-Sharqi. Some of the vehicles were equipped with heavy machineguns.
Meanwhile, the Syrian army targeted militants’ positions to the North of Atman town in the Northern countryside of Daraa, killing a group of them.
The army also destroyed terrorists’ positions in al-Bajabja quarter in Daraa al-Balad neighborhood in the city of Daraa.
A bulldozer belonging to al-Nusra terrorists was also destroyed to the South of the old Customs building in Daraa al-Balad, FNA reported.