Syrian Army continued to advance in battles against the foreign-backed militants in Damascus countryside, and inflicted heavy casualties on armed groups.
A military source told Syrian Arab news agency on Saturday that the army soldiers won the battle against the rebels in the town Adra al-Balad in Eastern Ghouta, Damascus countryside, killing and dislodging too many insurgents.
The source added that the army discovered a 200-meter-long tunnel extending from Tal al-Sawan to Adra al-Balad that rebels were using for arms shipment.
The army continued its operations in Tal a-Sawan, al-Bilalieh, Zamalka, Douma, and Ain Tarma valley in Eastern Ghouta, which resulted in destruction of rebels' hideouts, with many of them getting killed or wounded.
The Syrian soldiers also attacked the strongholds of militants in Ein Tarma and continued advancing in Jobar. Terrorists Anwar Abdul-Aziz, Osama al-Rayis, Hassan Taama, and Samir al-Ashqar were identified among the dead.
In Harasta and Douma, the army pursued terrorists and targeted their hideouts, killing and injuring a number of them. Among the dead were Tareq Abdul-Min’em, Hamza Shawlah, Alaa al-Shaghouri, Ahmad al-Sheikh Saeed, and Anwar Abdul-Aziz.
The conflict in Syria started in March 2011, when sporadic pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of western and regional states.
The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle-East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.
As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.
Washington has remained indifferent to warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.