Syrian Arab Army Recaptures Strategic Sites Outside Damascus and Lattakia

PROVINCES,(ST)_Several strategic sites outside Damascus and Lattakia provinces have become under the full control of the army units that pressed a head with targeting terrorist groupings there and in Aleppo, Homs, Der Ezzour and Daraa provinces.

A military source was quoted on the official news agency (SANA) as citing that the army units imposed full control over al-Radar hill plus several strategic points overlooking Rankous town in the northern countryside of Damascus.

Later on, the army units made progress in the surrounding of Rankous town and entered al-Jameyat quarter and the southwestern quarter of the town where many terrorists were killed.


More terrorists, some belonging to the 'Islam army', the 'Shohada'a al-Houda' battalion and the Islamic Front, were eliminated in the western entry of al-Mliha town and in Ein Tarma and Alya farms in Duma area as well as in Jobar Quarter, Adra al-Balad Darayya and al-Zabadani in Damascus countryside. 

In another development, the army units and national defense forces took control over Jabal al-Harameyeh which is located south of Jabal al-Nisr in northern countryside of Lattakia.

The fresh progress synchronized with crushing large numbers of terrorists in several areas in Daraa, Homs, Aleppo and Der Ezzour provinces, according to the official agency.

About 62 misled gunmen returned Homeland's bosom

On the other hand, about 13 gunmen from Kanaker area in Damascus countryside turned themselves in to the competent authorities under national reconciliation process.

Other 49 gunmen from the old city of Homs also surrendered to the competent authorities.

Last night, the competent authorities regularized the situations of 182 gunmen from Madaya and al-Moaddameyeh areas, putting the number of misled men that returned to the bosom of the homeland - since the beginning of April- at 210 in Damascus countryside.

In March, as many as 500 gunmen from Damascus countryside surrendered themselves to the competent authorities.

B. Qaddour