On Friday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies captured Rajm al-Arnab and Bir Mahroutha southeast of the Sis Mountain and Ard Jalyghim east of the Abu Khashba dam in the southeastern countryside of Damascus.
Moreover, the SAA advanced 4 km from its positions in the Al-Jreen Mountain and reached the strategic Am Azn hill. During its advance, the SAA managed to kill and injure several fighters from the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA).
The Syrian Defense Minister General Fahed Jassim Al-Fureij visited yesterday the SAA troops in the southeastern Damascus countryside, where he met SAA soldiers at their positions and congratulated them on the victories they had achieved.
“Our battle against terrorism is continues and the terrorist project in Syria is collapsing and retreating thanks to the heroic steadfastness and courage of our people standing alongside its army and wise leadership, and the support of sincere friends, especially the Russian Federation, Iran and the Lebanese Resistance,” Al-Fureij said.
From its side, opposition sources claimed that on Friday the FSA managed to capture 10 fighters from Iran and two vehicles in the southeastern Damascus countryside.
They also claimed that FSA managed to repel the SAA attack. However, the Hezbollah media wing in Syria said that the SAA troops are only 12 km away from surrounding the militant-held area south of the al-Seen military airport and secure the entire southeastern Damascus countryside.