DAMASCUS, Mar. 19 (Press Shia Agency) – Syrian army units regained control over the mountains chain north of al-Mazar Mountains in the northern countryside of Palmyra after destroying the latest ISIL fortifications in it.
A military source told SANA Sunday that the army continued advance towards ISIS gatherings and fortifications east and north of Palmyra city and established control over the mountains chain, about 30km north of the mountains of al-Mazar and al-Haram.
The army operations eliminated a number of ISIS terrorists and destroyed their weapons and ammunition.
Army units also foiled a terrorist attack by Jabhat al-Nusra and other Takfiri terrorist groups affiliated to it against a number of military posts and residential buildings in the outskirts of Jober neighborhood, east of Damascus city.
SANA reporter said Sunday that the army units clashed with terrorist groups tried to infiltrated into a number of military posts and residential buildings on the axis of Crash Factory-Textile Company- Jober neighborhood and destroyed two booby-trapped cars before reaching the military posts.
The source added that the army units clashed with the terrorists who infiltrated through a net of tunnels in the area, leaving many of them dead or injured.
The source stressed that the army continued targeting the terrorist organizations’ positions in Jober and al-Qaboun neighborhoods in the eastern part of Damascus city.
Yet in another related story, an army unit carried out military operation on ISIL movement axes in the countryside of Salamiyeh in the eastern countryside of Hama province.
SANA reporter in Hama said Sunday that the army operation resulted in destroying a truck loaded with ammunition.
The source added that the ammunition in the truck caused large explosions, stressing that all terrorists on its board were killed.
SANA/Press Shia Agency