DAMASCUS, Dec. 18 (Press Shia Agency) – A Syrian Arab Army unit uncovered on Sunday a 300-meter tunnel used by terrorist organizations in the Eastern Ghouta part of Damascus Countryside.
A military source told SANA that an army unit, in cooperation with the Special Tasks Unit of the Internal Security Forces, uncovered a tunnel 300 meters long and 8 meters deep that terrorist organizations had been planning to sneak through and target military points in the vicinity of the Women’s Prison in Tal Kurdi area in Damascus Countryside.
The source added that engineering units and mine experts in the army and the Special Tasks Unit destroyed the tunnel along with all terrorists inside it.
Earlier, army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, seized full control of Tal al-Zaher al-Aswad and al-Najjar farms in the southwestern Countryside of Damascus.
SANA reporter said that the army units, over the past few hours, engaged in fierce clashes with Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the framework of army’s continued military operations to wipe out takfiri terrorists from the southwestern countryside.
The clashes ended up with retaking full control over Tal Zaher al-Aswad and al-Najjar farms.
The reporter added that engineering units removed the IEDs and mines planted by terrorists in the vicinity of the areas.
Today, the army has completely controlled a series of hills which extend from the west of Hina village to the north of the Beit Jann farm, passing through the hills of Barda’yia, Kafer Hour, Beit Tima in the east, as far as Tal al-Zayat in the south, cutting off the supply routes of Jabhat al-Nusra in Beit Jinn and farm of Beit Jinn.
SANA/Press Shia Agency