Damascus Countryside, SANA- Units of Syrian Arab Army, backed by the air force, launched intensive strikes on fortified positions and hideouts of terrorist organizations in al-Hajar al-Aswad in western Ghouta in the context of military operations aimed at completely uprooting the terrorists from southern Damascus.
SANA reporter said that army units, backed by Syrian air force, directed on Tuesday intensive strikes against terrorist organizations in three directions aiming at cutting off their supplying routes and tightening grip on them.
As a result of the coordination between different types of forces and the tactics practiced in this operation, the army’s storming units advanced in al-Jora area in al-Qadam neighborhood, inflicting terrorists heavy loses upon their ranks and equipment, the reporter said.
The reporter added that the Syrian Air Force and the army’s artillery directed intensive strikes on the so-called “security square” of terrorists in al-Hajar al-Aswad, destroying many of terrorists’ vehicles and sites along with all equipment inside them.
The reporter added that the army units continued to advance from several directions after weakening terrorists’ defenses, cutting off their supply lines after fierce clashes in the farms located between al-Hajar al-Aswad Yalda and Babila.
During their operations to control the terrorists’ trenches and tunnels in the area, the army units of storming eliminated a group of fleeing terrorists.
The military operation will continue until the eradication of terrorism from the western Ghouta and retaking control over southern Damascus and securing the surrounding neighborhoods, the reporter said.
The reporter added that a mortar shell launched by the terrorist organizations fell on al-Midan quarter, casualties reported.