The army’s artillery and missile units carried out a preemptive move and pounded badly the movements and gathering centers of Al-Nusra terrorists that were getting ready to attack pro-government forces’ positions near the village of al-Zareh and the thermal power plant from their positions in Hirbnafsa.
A number of Al-Nusra terrorists were killed or wounded and their military equipment were destroyed under the army fire.
Earlier reports said that the army men engaged in fierce clashes with terrorists in al-Qaboun district and managed to drive them out of 40 residential complexes.
In the meantime, the army’s missile units shelled heavily terrorists’ positions in al-Qaboun.
Local sources reported that the army units also seized control over a tunnel near power company in al-Qaboun, adding the tunnel that was named Rahma by terrorists was a road used by the militants to move between al-Qaboun and other regions in Eastern Ghouta.
The sources further added that the Syrian Air Force carried out several combat flights and targeted communication lines of Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) between the town of Arbin and al-Qaboun.