Syrian army troops launched a surprise attack on the strongholds of the terrorist groups along their main supply route in Western Ghouta, and took full control over the strategic road.
The terrorist groups suffered a heavy death toll and retreated from regions near the road connecting Khan al-Sheih to al-Zakiyeh.
Military sources said that the liberation operation of Khan al-Sheih will be accelerated after the cut-off of the road to al-Zakiyeh.
The Syrian army’s artillery units and fighter jets played a crucial role in the army soldiers’ advances in Western Ghouta.
Reports said earlier today that Syrian army troops hit hard the positions of Fatah al-Sham (al-Nusra) Front in the town of Khan al-Sheih in Western Ghouta, and pushed the militants back from a residential neighborhood.
Syrian soldiers, backed up by artillery units, drove back Fatah al-Sham from several residential complexes in the Northeastern side of al-A’azam mosque following several hours of fierce clashes.
According to initial battlefield reports, tens of Fatah al-Sham’s members were killed or wounded in the clashes.
Syrian artillery units, for their part, shelled Fatah al-Sham’s centers in al-Husseiniyah, al-Khazrajiyah, Harfa-Beit Jin crossroad, al-Taybeh, al-Zakiyeh and al-Wa’areh.
A base of Fatah al-Sham in Khan al-Sheih was also targeted and destroyed in Syrian airstrikes. Reports said all the militants at the base were killed in the air raid.
Syrian military planes also dropped surrender-now leaflet over Khan al-Sheih, urging them to lay down arms and join peace plan.
Source: Fars news agency