The Syrian army managed to seize back over a dozen villages in heavy clashes with the Takfiri terrorists in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside.
A sum of 13 villages covering an area of 40 square kilometers is now under the Syrian army’s control, battlefield sources announced on Friday.
The Takfiri terrorists of Ahrar al-Sham, Faylaq al-Rahman and Jeish al-Islam were driven by the Syrian army from Bayadh Shaba’a, Zobdeen, Harasta al-Quntara, Bazina, Deir al-Assafir, Arz al-Nahasiya, Housh al-Homsi, al-Rakabiya, Arz al-Shartout, Arz al-Kasar, al-Azodiya, Nouleh and Bala al-Qadima.
The Syrian army has managed to maintain the security of Damascus Airport and the road leading to Zaynabiya region.
Earlier on Friday, the Syrian government forces detected and destroyed several tunnels used by the militants to move across Eastern Ghouta.
“The Syrian Army seized a net of tunnels used by Takfiri terrorists in the battlefields of Eastern part of Damascus,” the sources said, adding, “The Syrian soldiers and Hezbollah fighter, who captured several villages from the extremist of Faylaq al-Rahman and Jeish al-Fustat on Thursday, unearthed a large network of tunnels that stretched from the villages of Sheba’a to Deir al-Assafir.”
“These tunnels were heavily stocked with assault rifles, ammunition, mortar shells, missiles, maps, Saudi produced food, first aid kits, telecommunication devices, entertainment equipment, and educational pamphlets,” they added.
Also on Wednesday, the Syrian army units blew up a tunnel dug by the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front in the suburb of the capital Damascus, killing the entire militants inside.
The 400-meter-long tunnel, dug in Qudsiyeh Damascus’ suburb by al-Nusra terrorists, was detonated by the Syrian army.
Detonation of the tunnel inflicted major losses on the terrorists.
The tunnel enjoyed a storage room, ventilation pipes and other necessary equipment.