Damascus Countryside

A military source announced establishing control over al-Dirkhabiyeh town in the southwest of Damascus Countryside after inflicting heavy losses in ranks and equipment upon terrorist organizations.


The source said that army units carried out a military operation using varied kinds of weapons and tactics that commensurate with the nature of the Western Ghouta area, establishing full control over al-Dirkhabiyeh town.


The source added that the operation resulted in killing a large number of terrorists and destroying their weaponry and equipment while the rest of them fled away towards the neighboring towns of Khan al-Sheeh and Zakia.


The source pointed out that the military engineering units later combed the area and dismantled a number of explosive devices and landmines which terrorists had earlier planted in the area to prevent the army’s advance.



An army unit killed at least 12 Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in al-Saan al-Aswad area, some 15 km north of Homs city, including a leader within the organization who is named Mustafa Mohammad al-Omari, according to SANA reporter.


11 members of al-Omari’s group were also killed. Those included Mohammad Mousa al-Najjar, Naif Ashour, Taleb Soufan, Zaher Mohammad Salloum, Ayman Abu Ibrahim, malek al-Hourani and Abdul-Qader Abbas.


The reporter noted that two SUVs were destroyed in the operation.



The military source said that the army units destroyed artillery positions and damaged several machinegun-equipped vehicles in Daraa al-Balad area.