Syrian Army Reaches Near Strategic Water Well in Rural Damascus
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been steadily advancing inside the Wadi Barada area of rural Damascus, capturing several sites from the Jabhat Fateh Al Sham (JFS) terrorists inside "Ayn Al Fijah".
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SAA soldiers with allied forces including Republican Guard units, managed to seize a number of terrorist-hold trenches in 'Ayn Al-Fijah, paving the way for their swift advance through this integral village.
Abusalam Crossing, Fasl Al Jarud and Afrat Village are some key points SAA retakes compeletly in Wednesday fighting.
A military source in Damascus told ALMasdar that Syrian Arab Army is now within distance of the strategic water well that feeds into the Syrian capital.
Once this water well is secured, government technicians can begin the restoration of the water supply to Damascus, ending the 4 week long crisis that is plaguing more than 5 million people.
In addition to this advance, the Syrian Arab Army killed one of the top officers from the Free Syrian Army during their military operations on Wednesday.
Colonel Hammoud Douka, a Syrian Arab Army defector, killed while fighting alongside Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham in 'Ayn Al-Fijah, Syrian opposition activists reported.
Terrorists of Al Qaida-linked Nusra Front by its new name Fatah Al Sham cut the water deliberately to use it as a weapon to push the government to succumb to their demands.
The capital's over five million inhabitants have been struggling to secure their needs of water, with the government using its reserve wells to partially feed Damascus with water.
Meanwhile, a military source told Xinhua that the Nusra militants started setting homes on fire in Ain Fijeh area, as a sort of revenge for the military's resolve to take that area.
Source: Al Alam News Network