Syria Army Retakes Strategic Area in Damascus Suburb
DAMASCUS (Tasnim) – Syria’s army and its allies stepped up their attack on Takfiri terrorists in suburb of Damascus and recaptured the strategic district of al-Qaboun from foreign-backed militants.
According to Tasnim dispatches, the area of al-Qaboun in eastern Damascus was fully liberated from the grip of the terrorists on Friday following weeks of clashes between the government forces and militant groups.
Syrian troops intensified their operations in the region in early March, in an attempt to force the terrorists to surrender or leave the area.
The liberation of the strategic area as the Takfiri terrorists’ stronghold near Damascus is a serious blow to them.
Over the past six years, Syria has been fighting foreign-sponsored militancy. UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura estimated in August that more than 400,000 people had been killed in the Syrian crisis until then. The UN has stopped its official casualty count in Syria, citing its inability to verify the figures it receives from various sources.