Syria Army Repels Major Attacks by Terrorists in Damascus, Hama

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Syria’s army and its allies repelled a major offensive by Jaish al-Islam terrorist group in the countryside of Damascus, leaving large groups of them dead and injured.

Syria Army Repels Major Attacks by Terrorists in Damascus, Hama

Syrian forces clashed with Jaish al-Islam terrorists in the East Ghouta region on Sunday, after the militants attempted to sneak into the areas of Hazrama and nearby hilltop of Tal Farzat in a surprise attack, according to al-Masdar news website.

Large groups of the terrorists were killed in the clashes and a number of their vehicles destroyed.

In a separate development, the army troops pushed back the terrorists from the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly known as al-Nusra Front) in the eastern countryside of Hama on Sunday, claiming the lives of scores of them in Salamiyah area.

Syria has been the scene of a foreign-backed crisis since early 2011.

According to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.

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