TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Syrian warplanes pounded terrorists’ positions south of Damascus, inflicting major losses on them.

The Syrian army air force on Sunday launched strikes on terrorists’ gathering centers in al-Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood in Damascus, destroying their fortified positions and supply routes, SANA reported.

The operation was carried out as part of the government’s plan to fully cleanse Damascus and its surrounding areas of terrorism.  

Over the past few months, Syrian forces have made sweeping gains against Takfiri terrorists who have lately increased their acts of violence across the country following a series of defeats on the ground.

Recently, Syrian soldiers entered the town of Douma for clean-up operations days after they fully retook the entire suburban area near Damascus from foreign-backed militants.

Douma was the last militant stronghold in the Eastern Ghouta region, which for years served as a launch pad for deadly terror attacks against civilians in the Syrian capital.

The Douma liberation came after the withdrawal of the members of Jaish al-Islam terrorist group under a Russia-mediated agreement with the government.