The source said that terrorist groups had planned to prevail over the government forces’ positions in a surprise attack and through a tunnel that runs to the governor’s building Northwest of the town of Arbin, but the army men led them into a trap and engaged in fierce clashes with them.
The army aircraft bombed terrorists’ movements several times simultaneous with the army clashes with the terrorists in Arbin, destroying their positions.
A large number of terrorists were killed and the rest of them fled the battlefield in the failed operation.
In the meantime, terrorists failed to break through the army’s positions in a region between al-Meida’ani and Harazma and lost a number of forces in clashes with the army soldiers.
Syrian National Reconciliation Minister Mohammad al-Omri declared on Tuesday that the Syrian government established a new corridor in Eastern Damascus to pave the way for the militants and civilians to leave the region.
Al-Omri said that the government set up new humanitarian corridor in Douma region to help civilians arrested by the terrorists to leave the region.
He further added that any amnesty to the militants should be granted after captives are set free.
In the meantime, the army men carried out retaliatory attacks on terrorists’ positions in Eastern Ghouta after the militants violated the ceasefire and hit government forces’ positions near the Harasta highway.
The army men also engaged in fierce clashes with the terrorists in Hawsh Nasri in Douma city.