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Army continues operations in Ghouta, inflicts heavy losses un al-Nusra terrorists

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Damascus, March 8, IRNA/SANA -- Syrian Arab Army units on Wednesday continued military operations against Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization and affiliated groups in the Eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside.

SANA's reporter in Ghouta said that army units carried out intensive operations against the terrorists' hideouts in the surroundings of Hosh al-Ashaari village and the al-Mohamadieh, al-Rihan and Mesraba farms, inflicting heavy casualties and losses on the terrorists.

Army engineering units combed Hosh al-Ashaari village and cleared the explosive devices and landmines which terrorists had planted in the village, the reporter said.

Speaking to SANA's correspondent in Ghouta, a field commander said that army units carried out intensive operations against terrorists' hideouts in the vicinity of al-Mohamadieh, regaining control over a distance of 1 km to the west and a width of 500 m to the north.

Army units restored control over the yoghurt factory that was used as a site of the so-called "Ahrar al-Badia Battalion", the commander said, adding that the army seized all the documents that were inside the site.

The commander said that the army foiled an infiltration attempt by 29 terrorist groups into a number of military posts in al-Mohamadieh town, inflicting heavy losses upon terrorists' ranks and equipment while the rest of terrorists fled away towards Aftris village.

Regaining control over a number of the villages and towns in Ghouta contributed to cutting off supply routes and connections between the terrorist groups, as their members were collectively fleeing due to the rapid advance of the army units, the reporter said.

Army units on Tuesday gained full control over al-Mohammadieh town and Housh al-Ashaari village.

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