Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Regains Control of Strategic Bridge in Damascus Countryside
The Syrian army has gained the upper-hand in Jobar town in Damascus countryside after winning full control over a strategic bridge in the region, informed military sources announced on Sunday.
The sources told FNA that army troops have seized back full control of Zamalka bridge in Jobar countryside.
“Separation of Zamalka bridge from Jobar is tantamount to cutting the relief and supply routes to the militants in Eastern Ghouta, the military sources said.
Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian army units succeeded in taking control of a strategic region near the Deir Ezzur military airport after heavy clashes which resulted in the death and injury of a large number of Takfiri terrorists.
Elsewhere, the Syrian army continued its advances in the Northern province of Aleppo and regained control over three more strategic areas in the region.
“The army units took control of Al-Jabaliyeh village, a cement factory and a strategic government building in the Northern parts of the Aleppo Central Prison after striking heavy blows on the positions of the militant groups there,” informed military sources told FNA.
According to the sources, the army killed tens of the militants and injured dozens more in the clashes, while others were forced to flee the battlefield.
Meantime, a military source said that the army directed major blow at the rebels in Khan Sheikhon, Maarat Hunta, al-Deir, al-Sharqi, Ma’r Hetat, Altmana’a, al-Arba’in, Jidar, Bakfaloun, Koureen, Abu al-Sbeir, and M’arbleet areas in the countryside of the Northern province of Idlib, leaving too many of them and a number of their vehicles destroyed.
Also, the gathering centers of the insurgents were raided by the Syrian Armed Forces in a series of operations in the countryside of Homs, which resulted in the death and arrest of scores of them in Palmyra, al-Waer, al-Farhaniyeh, KafrLaha, and Wadi al-Kahf in Qusayr.
A number of the rebels’ vehicles loaded with heavy machine-guns and munitions cache were seized by the army during the operations.
Meantime, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria’s Kurdistan region killed 35 terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Ras al-Ain last night.
The terrorists were killed after heavy clashes with the Kurdish forces near the evacuated village of Raviya on Tal Bouka hills last night.
The bodies of 20 terrorists fell into the hands of the YPG.
Also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the YPG killed 16 fighters of the ISIL terrorist group near the city of Kobani in Northern Syria. The ISIL fighters were targeted by the Kurdish YPG forces, in the village of Halang, near the predominantly Kurdish city of Kobani.
The fight against ISIL terrorists in the Syrian town of Kobani is being won, according to the US military. Kurdish forces on the ground say that ISIL has been pushed back in most parts of the town, which borders Turkey.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists have been driven out of the city of Kobani by Syrian-Kurdish people that have seen weeks of fierce fighting.
During the last five days, the Kurdish fighters have been gaining more ground in the battle against the ISIL Takfiri militants in Northern Syrian city of Kobani.
Kurdish fighters gained grounds in the East and West of the Syrian border city on Wednesday. Later reports on Thursday and Friday said the Kurdish popular defense forces pushed back the ISIL militants for the third consecutive day in the Kurdish border town of Kobani.