TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syrian forces and their allies pushed deep into Douma, the last bastion of militants in Eastern Ghouta, after the foreign-backed terrorists there violated an evacuation agreement.
According to a report carried by SANA on Friday, the Syrian army resumed airstrikes on the positions of militants in Douma following their violation of the agreement and their shelling of civilian areas.
State TV footage showed clouds of dark smoke rising from Douma as Syrian forces pushed into the town.
Jaish al-Islam terrorists, who are stationed in Douma, attacked al-Wafedin humanitarian corridor and al-Assad residential suburb in Harasta, causing civilian casualties, the report added.
Recently, Moscow brokered an agreement between the militants based there and the Syrian government, enabling the former’s safe exit to Jarabulus, a militant-held town in northern Syria.
Russia said hundreds of militants and their families had left Douma according to the deal. But the terrorist group has sought to remain in the town as what it calls a local security force, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. That demand has been rejected.