Terrorists Withdraw from Several Key Positions under Syrian Army Attacks in Eastern Damascus
The army men engaged in a fresh round of street battles with Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) in al-Qaboun and drove the terrorists back from several residential complexes in the Southeastern part of the district to the North.
The Al-Nusra lost a number of its members in the clashes.
In the meantime, the army’s artillery and missile units opened heavy fire at the positions of the terrorists in al-Qaboun, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.
Reports said on Wednesday that the army units continued their anti-terrorism operation inside the al-Qaboun district, hitting militants in the Southern parts of the district.
In the meantime, a military source announced that pro-government forces were trying to confront terrorists in both the Northern and Western directions, driving a wedge between the terrorists.
The source added that the Syrian soldiers recaptured 7 building blocks and discovered a tunnel connecting Southeastern al-Qaboun to the Southwestern part of the district.
The source also said that during the bloody battle in al-Qaboun, scores of terrorists were killed and captured by Syrian army troops.
The source further added that al-Qaboun’s narrow streets slowed down the army’s advance against the militants