The Syrian army units clashed with the ISIL terrorists in al-Asali region in Southern Damascus and managed to take control of several buildings and farms to the South and North of the region.
The Syrian government troops also advanced in al-Tazamon axis and took control of several districts.
The Syrian air force, missile and artillery units also heavily pounded the terrorists’ military positions in Hajr al-Aswad and Yarmouk camp, inflicting heavy losses and casualties on the terrorists.
Also during a series of military operations in Southern Damascus, the army captured a terrorist commander named Vasim Ghanim, field sources said.
Meantime, tens of terrorist commanders, including Soleiman Hamzeh, Abu Samer al-Shalmouneh, commander of Jeish al-Islam, Shadi al-Sa’ad al-Qayadi, commander of Al-Nusra Front and Ali Mansour and Saleh al-Bayati, two ISIL commanders, were killed during the clashes in the same region.
Meantime, the Syrian army also destroyed a security headquarters of Jeish al-Islam, killing a notorious commander of the terrorist group during the mop-up operation in Southern Damascus.
Also, according to the Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper, Sheikh Abu Al-Bara, a senior commander of Jeish al-Islam in Southern Damascus, has been killed in the Syrian army operation near al-Zain East of Hajar al-Aswad.
Several other Jeish al-Islam terrorists were also killed and wounded in the army assault on their positions in Southern Damascus.
Meantime, tens of the ISIL terrorists, including their senior commanders, were killed in the army’s air raids and artillery attacks in Damascus province on Wednesday.
Several foreign terrorists from Saudi Arabia, Libya and Jordan were among the terrorists killed in Damascus province.
In a relevant development on Tuesday, the Syrian Army troops and popular Palestinian fighters managed to break through ISIL’s strongholds in two key regions in the Southern part of Damascus province.
The pro-government troops, backed up by missile and artillery units, finally broke through the years-old ISIL frontline positions South of Hajar al-Aswad region after days of bombardment with tank fire, artillery shelling and airstrikes.
Field sources said that the army’s advances represent a definitive shattering of the ISIL’s first line of defense around Southern Damascus, at least in al-Qadam and Hajar al-Aswad regions.
According to military-affiliated sources, the Syrian Army’s seasoned 4th Mechanized Division – supported by the National Defense Forces – managed to capture the al-Jorah Orchards in al-Qadam district, now giving them fire control over the al-Jorah neighborhood area.