TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Syrian Arab Army regained control over Madyra town and a number of farms near Jisreen town as part of the ongoing military operations to eradicate al-Nusra Front militants and its affiliated groups from the Eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside.
Syrian army units operating in the central sector of Ghouta took full control of Madyra town after fierce battles with terrorist organizations, according to a report carried by SANA on Monday.
The forces continued to advance, meeting army units stationed in the vicinity of the Vehicles Directorate in Harasta, it added.
As a result of the elimination of terrorists in Madyra, army units have completely cut off supply routes and movement lines of terrorist organizations between the northern and southern parts of Ghouta, which should accelerate the defeat of terrorists in the area.
The military operations are currently concentrated on the farms of Jisreen and the village of Aftris in the southeastern sector of Ghouta, which contributes to the tightening the grip on the terrorist groups positioned in the area, in addition to restoring control over the majority of the farms in the vicinity of the town of Jisreen after defeating the terrorists and inflicting heavy losses upon them.
Army units also achieved new advances in chasing al-Nusra terrorists in the northern side of Aftris village amid massive collapse in their ranks as a result of the great progress of the army and the heavy losses the terrorists suffered during the recent battles, the report further said.
The Syrian forces are pressing ahead with their operations to root out the terrorists in the center of the Eastern Ghouta district in the direction of Madyra and Mesraba with the aim of cutting off the last supply routes between the north and south of Ghouta.
A field commander on the outskirts of Jisreen town said gains near Jisreen farms were scored through a quick and precise operation.
The field commander clarified that the terrorists had pumped water into a trench to hinder the army from advancing after they recaptured the road.
“But the army has advanced and discovered the terrorists’ dens that contain documents and papers which prove their relations to foreign countries…,” the field commander added.
Eastern Ghouta, a besieged area on the outskirts of Damascus with some 400,000 people, has witnessed deadly violence over the past few weeks, as Takfiri terrorist outfits have launched mortar attacks on the Syrian capital in the face of an imminent humiliating defeat, killing around 20 civilians in two weeks.
The Syrian army is making steady advances in the enclave, but it is facing a hostile West, which is threatening airstrikes to stop the push. President Bashar al-Assad vowed last week that Syrian forces would continue the campaign until the whole area is retaken.