Updated-Army Command: Restoring security to al-Sheikh Miskeen dealt a major blow to terrorists

General Command of the Army and Armed Forces

Damascus, SANA – The General Command of the Army and Armed Forces said restoring security and stability to al-Sheikh Miskeen city is a springboard for further combat operations.

Establishing control over the city, located in the northern countryside of Daraa province, just dealt a major blow to the terrorist organizations and their supporters, the General Command added in a statement.

The operation was backed up by the Syrian and Russian air forces and included a series of successes in which the army assumed control of several sites, most importantly Brigade 82 Camp and al-Hash hill, in addition to destroying centers for the terrorist organizations, according to the statement.

The importance of this achievement, it said, comes from the strategic location of al-Sheikh Miskeen city as it links Daraa city and the northern, eastern and western countryside of Daraa, in addition to the fact that it overlooks a number of strategic points and hills.

Controlling al-Sheikh Miskeen helps cut off the terrorists’ supply lines on several directions and enhances the security of the area surrounding the international highway between Damascus and Daraa, the Army Command pointed out.

This new achievement, it said, adds to the continued victories achieved by the Armed Forces in the countryside of Hama, Aleppo and Lattakia.

Qabas/ H. Said

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