Syria: Al-Nusra Suffers Heavy Casualties Southwest of Damascus
The Syrian Army troops and popular forces struck the gatherings and concentration centers of the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front in Western Ghouta, inflicting major losses on the militants.
The Syrian government forces targeted positions of al-Nusra near the villages of al-Maqrousa and Harfa, which ended in the killing or wounding of several militants and destruction of their military equipment, including machineguns.
In relevant developments in the province of Thursday, the Syrian army and National Defense Forces (NDF) repelled the terrorists’ attacks on government positions in Damascus and Quneitra provinces.
Hundreds of armed militants stationed in the Southern parts of Damascus province which are attempting to break the army siege in the Southwestern parts of the province attacked al-Marqousa region and the strategic heights of al-Shaham from al-Marwan heights near the border with Quneitra.
Also, other terrorist groups launched assaults against the Syrian forces’ positions in Harfa town in the Northern parts of Quneitra from the Northern and Eastern parts of the town.
The terrorists could initially occupy some regions in the Southwestern parts of Damascus province, but were faced with the timely reaction of Syrian army, Golan regiment and NDF forces who stopped their advance and changed their situation from offensive to defensive.