Sarem said that 1,000 terrorists have been killed in al-Qaboun in Eastern Ghouta in clashes with the army soldiers, adding that the army also seized control over 25 tunnels dug by militants in the region.
A military source said meantime that after the army managed to take control over a strategic tunnel that links al-Qaboun to Eastern Ghouta, the terrorists were forced to flee towards the townships of Arbin and Harasta.
The source added that the rest of terrorists that did not flee al-Qaboun surrendered to the army men and asked for relocation to Idlib or Jarabulus in Northern Aleppo.
The source went on to say that with the army’s control over al-Qaboun, the district has been completely separated from Eastern Ghouta, adding that now the entire paths of terrorists to move towards Damascus city have been cut off.
In relevant developments in the province on Saturday, the Syrian soldiers regained control of al-Qaboun district in Eastern Damascus after three months of clashes with the terrorist groups.
The army units earned victory after taking back control of the last tunnels dug by the terrorists linking al-Qaboun to Eastern Ghouta and cutting all the supply routes of the militants in the district which is considered as one of the most important bases of the terrorist groups in the region.
The militants in al-Qaboun had called for relocation from the district after the Syrian army’s astonishing advance and the army had suspended its operations in the region but the Takfiris’ missile and mortar attacks forced the Syrian troops to launch special military operations in the outskirts of Damascus and gain control of al-Qaboun district again.
The army could extend the range of its security belt around the capital and increase pressure on the terrorists in Eastern Ghouta of Damascus after this victory.