According to reports, terrorists’ movements in Wadi al-Bardi have been increased and in return the army is preparing to carry out a vast operation to purge the militants from the region.
The army’s artillery units have started shelling terrorists’ centers in Wadi al-Bardi in Northwestern Damascus.
In the meantime, missile units and army aircraft have been pounding terrorists’ positions.
Clashes in the regions of Souq Wadi al-Bardi, Ein al-Fijeh and al-Hosseiniyeh are underway simultaneous with artillery and missile shelling.
Wadi al-Bardi is a region that overlooks Western mountain of al-Qalamoun region and is located almost 20 kilometers to Damascus. Al-Qalamoun chain mountains have laid along joint border of Syria and Lebanon from where the terrorists were previously penetrating into Syria’s soil form Lebanon, smuggling weapons.
Wadi al-Bardi is of strategic importance because it is home to a large volume of drinking water reservoir.
On Monday, the army troops intensified their anti-terrorism operation in Western Ghouta after Fatah al-Sham Front (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) did not continue to the peace talks with the Damascus government.
The army had dispatched a large number of its forces with a large volume of equipment to launch a fresh phase of operation in case the militants refuse to join reconciliation plan.
The army men started a fresh round of operation to liberate the militant-held region of Wadi al-Bardi and stormed Fatah al-Sham’s positions in the farms near Wadi al-Bardi, advancing vastly against militants near the town of Wadi al-Bardi.
A military source said that the army would continue its non-stop battle to force terrorists to hand over Wadi al-Bardi to government forces.