The Syrian Armed Forces, in a series of operations, targeted militants’ gathering centers in various parts of Damascus Province, killing, injuring and arresting so many antigovernment fighters in the battlefronts.
In the Western hills of the Zabadani Mountains, the army killed several rebels and exploded their hideouts.
In Fleita and Ras al-Maara in the Northwestern side of Zabadani mountains, near the Lebanese borders, there were heavy clashes between the Syrian soldiers and the insurgents who left too many killed and injured and fled to safer areas.
Syria has been the scene of insurgency since 2011 when certain western powers and their regional allies voiced loudly that Syrian protests have no diplomatic solution and they started supplying the country’s opposition groups with their arms and funds.
Since 2014, specially after victory of President Bashar al-Assad in the country’s presidential election in summer, the army has gained upper hand in its anti-terrorism campaign, and has been partly successful in sealing borders with Turkey and Jordan.