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Syrian Army Regains Control over New Regions in Southern Damascus



The Syrian army troops won back control of several regions near Hajar al-Aswad during anti-ISIL military operations in Southern Damascus.

The army forces engaged in fierce clashes with the ISIL terrorists in North of Hajar al-Aswad on Wednesday, retaking control of al-A’alaf and al-Basel garden.

They could also liberate several farms in Southern and Southeastern Hajar al-Aswad after pounding them with heavy artillery and missile fire.

Meantime, the Syrian air force launched airstrikes against the ISIL moves and positions in Hajar al-Aswad and regions near al-Tazamon district in Southern Damascus, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their military equipment.

In a relevant development on Tuesday, the Syrian army troops managed to drive ISIL out of more lands in the Southern parts of Damascus province.

The army men stormed ISIL’s positions in al-A’alaf area in Hajar al-Aswad region, imposing control over several points.

Local sources reported that the army units have reached ISIL’s positions in al-Sharakas neighborhood and al- Horiyeh school in al-A’alaq after seizing control over the farms West of Hajar al-Aswad.

Also, the Syrian Air Force pounded terrorists’ positions and movements in Hajar al-Aswad, inflicting major losses on the militants.

In the meantime, the army’s artillery units opened heavy fire at a group of terrorists that were moving inside a tunnel in Hajar al-Aswad region, killing the entire members of the group.

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