The sources said that a sum of 1,694 Jeish al-Islam terrorists and their family members left al-Dumayr in Eastern Qalamoun for the town of Jarabulus in Northeastern Aleppo, adding that several security units of the army further entered the town and hoisted the country’s flag in the region.
In a relevant development on Thursday, the army initiated a fresh phase of operations to drive a wedge between terrorist bastions in Eastern Qalamoun region of Damascus after the latter didn’t accept to withdraw from al-Rahibeh.
The Syrian Air Force pounded the terrorists’ positions and roads in al-Batra mountain in Eastern Qalamoun on Thursday.
Meantime, the Syrian ground forces engaged in clashes with the terrorists in al-Kharnoubeh in East of al-Rahibeh region.
Field sources said that the army’s military operations focused on al-Batra mountains which overlook al-Rahibeh and the adjacent areas, adding that the Syrian army intends to isolate al-Rahibeh from other nearby regions.
Meantime, reports said that a large number of residents of the towns and villages in Eastern Qalamoun have called for the Syrian army’s deployment in the region.
The Syrian army started operations in al-Rahibeh after Ahmad al-Abdu and Jeish al-Tahrir al-Sham terrorist groups rejected agreement with the government.