Syrian Army Destroys 300-Meter Terrorists’ Tunnel in Ghouta
Islam Times - Syrian forces on Sunday uncovered and destroyed a 300-meter tunnel used by terrorist groups in the Eastern Ghouta part of Damascus Countryside.
A military source told the country's official news agency SANA that an army unit, in cooperation with the Special Tasks Unit of the Internal Security Forces, uncovered a tunnel 300 meters long and 8 meters deep that terrorists had been planning to sneak through and target military points in the vicinity of the Women’s Prison in Tal Kurdi area in Damascus Countryside.
The source added that engineering units and mine experts in the army and the Special Tasks Unit destroyed the tunnel along with all terrorists inside it.
Earlier, army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, seized full control of Tal al-Zaher al-Aswad and al-Najjar farms in the southwestern Countryside of Damascus.
On Sunday, government troops engaged in fierce clashes with al-Nusra Front terrorists in the framework of army’s continued military operations to wipe out takfiri terrorists from the southwestern countryside.
The clashes ended up with retaking full control over Tal Zaher al-Aswad and al-Najjar farms.
Additionally, engineering units removed the IEDs and mines planted by terrorists in the vicinity of the areas.
Today, the army has completely controlled a series of hills which extend from the west of Hina village to the north of the Beit Jann farm, passing through the hills of Barda’yia, Kafer Hour, Beit Tima in the east, as far as Tal al-Zayat in the south, cutting off the supply routes of al-Nusra Front in Beit Jinn and farm of Beit Jinn.
Syrian forces are engaged in intensive operations to wipe out remnants of terrorists in many parts of the country after a successful offensive to retake all territories previously occupied by ISIS terrorist group in the country. Syria has been gripped by a foreign-backed insurgency since 2011 which has led to the killing of hundreds of thousands of civilians and displacing of millions.
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