Syrian Army Heavily Pounds Terrorists in Eastern Ghouta of Damascus
The Syrian army troops continued operations in the Eastern parts of Damascus to restore security in the capital, and could retake control of several regions on Thursday.
The Syrian army units could advance in the Eastern parts of Meida'ani and Housh al-Zawahera towns and seize back control of more than 15 points, including several farms and buildings.
They also started military operations in the Northwestern parts of Eastern Ghouta to separate Harasta from Douma cities and increase pressure on terrorists in Douma city from the Eastern side.
The Syrian army also could advance in the two pivots of Medical Tower-International Road and al-Rayhan farms after heavy artillery attacks and airstrikes.
They also won back control of all terrorists' trenches and centers in Aliya farms in Harasta and could retake control of tens of command posts of Jeish al-Islam in al-Rayhan farms.
The Syrian air force, also pounded the militants' positions in Douma, Saqaba, Arabayn, al-Nashabiyah, al-Shifouniyeh, Housh al-Zaqahera, al-Rayhan and Ain Tarma in the Eastern Ghouta and targeted Jobar district in Eastern Damascus.
The army troops are now carrying out operations near Damascus to regain control of al-Rayhan and al-Shifouniyeh to further approach the terrorists' main stronghold in Eastern Ghouta, Douma.
In a relevant development on Wednesday, the army soldiers struck more victories against terrorists of Jeish al-Islam near the strategic town of Meida'ani and came closer to the city of Douma, the main stronghold of Jeish al-Islam in region.
Backed up by the Syrian fighter jets, the army men stormed terrorists' defense lines in Meida'ani and managed to advance against them.
Terrorist-affiliated websites also disclosed that concurrent with army advances and its capture of over seven farms near Meida'ani, the rebels of Jeish al-Islam retreated from several bases in the town.
"The army attack on terrorists in Meida'ani inflicted a heavy blow to Jeish al-Islam, because this town is one of the most important strongholds of the terrorists and is seen as their center of gravity in the region," a Syrian military source said.
The source further added that the army soldiers are on the threshold of cutting off one of the main lines of terrorists' movements from the town of al-Dhamir to Douma and will soon tighten siege on the terrorists.
"After the army control over Meida'ani, the government forces will arrive at al-Nashabiyeh region which is called by the terrorists as the first defense line of Douma,' the source underlined, FNA reported.
Source: Al Alam