This handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency, SANA, on July 29, 2018, shows displaced Syrians returning to their villages in the provin
Damascus, July 31 (RHC)-- Syrian army troops have liberated yet another town in al-Yarmouk basin in the country’s southwestern province of Dara’a, further tightening the noose around the last remnants of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the area.
The official Syrian Arab News Agency, SANA, reported that government soldiers managed to fully liberate the town of al-Shajara from the clutches of Daesh terrorists earlier in the day after intensive clashes. It added that victorious troops entered the town from multiple directions following the offensive, which inflicted heavy damage and casualties on terrorists.
During the past week, army units established full control on the villages of Saisoun, al-Awwam, Ain Hamata, Abu Raqqa, Abu Kharj, al-Nafa’a and al-Nafa’a dam. Now, they are amid fierce battles with Daesh remnants in and around the Abdin village, the report added.
Meanwhile, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a report that the Syrian troops were on the brink of seizing the last pocket of land still under the control of Daesh terrorists, adding that advancing government units had seized all but only three militant-held villages.
Additionally, inhabitants of the town of al-Moseifera, liberated early this month, celebrated victory over terrorists, hoisting the national flag over Martyrs Square. The local residents expressed their relief over the return of safety and stability to the town after eliminating terrorists from it, renewing support for the reconstruction process.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the country.
On May 21, the General Command of the Syrian Army and Armed Forces announced in a statement that complete security was restored to Damascus and its countryside after al-Hajar al-Aswad district and al-Yarmouk camp were totally purged of Daesh terrorists.
The development was preceded by flushing the Takfiris out of the towns of Yalda, Babbila and Beit Sahem on the southern outskirts of Damascus.
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