KABUL: (Middle East Press) The Syrian army has gained ground in its clashes against ISIL Takfiri insurgents near the capital Damascus.
Syrian military were able to proceed several blocks in the Jobar district near Damascus, where terrorists had built one of their strongest bases.
“We have just captured control of many new blocks. Our troops also advanced on Zamalka, roundabout on the Savran Highway, and control the Hirmileh and Jadiah strategic tunnels. The highway is now in our range of fire,” a Syrian army leader told the Press TV journalist.
In recent months, Syrian forces have managed to retake several insurgent-held areas around the capital.
On October 15, the Syrian army located tunnels through which militants crept into a region near Damascus.
The militants, who were from radical groups such as the so-called Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union, aimed at breaking the parameter the Syrian army has enforced in the area.
Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since 2011. Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey are reportedly supporting the terrorists operating in Syria.