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Syrian Army Intensifies Anti-Terrorism Operation in Eastern Damascus




The Syrian Army troops and popular forces continued to hit terrorists’ defense lines along the Ein Terma-Jobar road, killing 20 members of Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board), field sources reported on Friday.

The sources said that the pro-government forces engaged in fresh round of attacks on Al-Nusra Front positions along the road the connects Jobar district to Ein Terma region, killing 20 terrorists and destroying a large volume of military equipment.

The sources further added that rapid advances of the army men in Eastern Damascus proved that terrorists’ strongholds in the region are vulnerable and the ground is mainly paved for the government forces to advance to the depth of Jobar.

The Arabic-language al-Ahd news website reported that the army’s operation in the region is aimed at separating Ein Terma from Jobar, adding that Al-Nusra Front’s military equipment and ammunition in Jobar are declining.

A military source also said that the army has expanded its control over regions near the strategic triangle of Jobar-Ein Terma, driving Al-Nusra out of more positions.

The source added that the terrorist are retreating from the battlefield.

Earlier reports said that the army men engaged in fierce clashes with terrorists and captured several buildings from Zmelka bridge to the backside of Grand Mosque of Ahl al-Safa near Ein Terma.

The army units also drove terrorists out of several buildings in Chemini Land Complex opposite to al-Kheir Bazaar.

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