AlMasdarNews reports: Not long after the rebels holed up in the Damascene town of Al-Hamah refused diplomacy, the Syrian Armed Forces relaunched military operations around this strategic suburb.
Initially, the Syrian Army captured the Oyoun region of the town and another strategic point overlooking their mobilization centers and defensive lines causing their fortifications to collapse. Unable to halt the Syrian Arab Army’s advances, the 300+ rebels holding the town desperately surrendered to be later transported to another undisclosed jihadist-held location, most probably Idlib.
The residents of Al-Hamah were observed celebrating the government troops’ presence in the town while town elders formally welcomed the military command of the aforementioned region.
This development is the latest in a series of agreements that have consolidated the Syrian government’s grip on the nation’s capital while expanding the safety perimeter around some of the country’s most sensitive and strategic points.