Syrian Army Troops Resume Attack on Terrorists in Southwestern Damascus
Syrian Army soldiers have launched their large-scale offensive on the defense lines of Fatah al-Sham Front (formerly the al-Nusra Front) in the town of Khan Al-Shieh on Friday after the militant group refused to surrender.
The army troops the stormed defense lines of Fatah al-Sham in the Eastern outskirts of Khan al-Sheih, capturing several buildings between the al-Darousheh and Albuyizeh Farms.
Following their advance in Western Ghouta, the army men established fire-control over al-Zuhour Street inside Khan al-Sheih; FNA reported.
The Syrian Armed Forces decided to resume today's offensive after the terrorists refused to surrender and then attacked the government forces' positions.
Reports from Western Damascus said on Thursday that tens of militants were fleeing the battlefield after facing the Syrian army's tightened noose on Khan al-Sheih and the failure of peace talks in the region.
After the liberation of Albuyizeh village and its surrounding farms in recent days, the army seized control of al-Darousheh road to Deir al-Khabiyeh, air-defense housing complex, Ale Taqi Mosque, and Khirbet al-Abbasiyeh region and tightened siege on the militants in the region.
After several days of pause in operations to liberate Khan al-Sheih town to hold negotiations with the terrorists to leave the region, the army restarted its attacks and advanced in the area.
Meantime, the Syrian troops, supported by the missile and artillery units as well as helicopters, could advance in al-Abbasiyeh farms.
Sources affiliated to the terrorists also reported that after the failure of the first round of peace talks in Khan al-Sheih and the Syrian air force's resumed airstrikes which killed and wounded several terrorists, including their high-ranking commanders, a new round of talks has kicked off between the Syrian government and militants' representatives in Khan al-Sheih to transfer the terrorists to Idlib.
According to the sources, the two sides were at odds over certain paragraphs of a peace agreement, including delivering the militants' heavy and semi-heavy weapons to the Syrian army.
Source: Al Alam