The Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance forces started fresh military operations against the foreign-backed militants in the city of Zabadani and seized back new areas from the Takfiri terrorists on Sunday.
The army units and the resistance forces took back several districts in the Western parts of Zabadani.
The Syrian army and the resistance forces’ military operations in Western Zabadani came after the Takfiri terrorist groups violated their ceasefire with the army and the Hezbollah troops in the Northwestern parts of Syria on Saturday after they fired mortar shells at two towns in Idlib province and killed several civilians.
A 48-hour ceasefire which began at 6 a.m. (03:00 GMT) Wednesday in the city of Zabadani and the towns of Fuaa and Kafraya in Northwestern parts of Syria along the border with Lebanon was extended for another two days on Friday. The truce had been agreed in advance between the Syrian government and Hezbollah forces and militant groups.
Last Tuesday, the Syrian army and Hezbollah purged terrorists from the Southern parts of Zabadani.
The Syrian and resistance forces pushed the terrorists backed from areas between two main squares in Southern Zabadani.
Tens of Takfiri terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured in heavy clashes with the Syrian troops and Hezbollah fighters.
The strategic town of Zabadani is located 45 kilometers to the Northwest of the city of Damascus in the Southern parts of Al-Qalamoun region.
The Syrian army and Hezbollah fighters started fresh operations to win back Zabadani over three weeks ago.