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Syrian Army regains control over al-Nashabiye town in Eastern Ghouta

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Damascus, March 4, IRNA/SANA -- The Syrian Arab Army regained control over the town of al-Nashabiye as well as a number of villages and farms in Eastern Ghouta after inflicting heavy losses on Jabhat al-Nusra and groups affiliated with it, a military source announced on Sunday.

In a statement to SANA, the source said that during the past two days and outside the specified truce periods, Syrian Arab Army units carried out operations targeting the positions of terrorists in Eastern Ghouta in response to the terrorists' attacks on Damascus and its countryside.

The source said that the operations resulted in regaining control over the town of al-Nashabiyeh and the vilages and farms of Otaya, Hosh al-Salihiye, Hosh Kharabo, Haarma, Beit Nayem, and al-Ebb farms, in addition to the Air Defense Battalion, and the Transport Regiment.

The army units advanced from several directions, purging several towns and farms from terrorists in the direction of Harasta and Douma, eliminating large numbers of terrorists and destroying their bases, tunnels, trenches, and ordinance, the source added.

The source went on to say that along with these operations, the Syrian Arab Army is continuing to provide protection to the safe corridor set up for evacuating civilians via al-Wafidin Camp, in addition to making preparations to deliver food aid to civilians in Eastern Ghouta.

SANA's camera on Sunday morning toured al-Nashabieh town which has been liberated from al-Nusra.

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