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Syrian troops liberate 3 mosques from terrorists in east Damascus

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
A Syrian government tank can be seen on the eastern outskirts of Aleppo on March 8, 2017 near the town of al-Khafsah. (Photos by AFP)

Syrian government forces have retaken several mosques from terrorists as part of their operations to purge the country from Takfiri militant groups.

On Tuesday, Syrian forces liberated the mosques of al-Noman, al-Hussein and al-Qassem and their surrounding areas in the al-Qaboun region in eastern Damascus.  


According to reports, the anti-government militants had fortified the mosques and were using them for military purposes.

Syrian troops increased their operations in the region in early March, in an attempt to force the terrorists in the region to surrender.  

Meanwhile, the Syrian air force, with the support of government infantry, managed to thwart a Daesh attack in the country's eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.

Syrian government forces advance on the eastern outskirts of Aleppo on March 8, 2017 near the town of al-Khafsah.

The Daesh terrorists had been attempting to attack an airport in the city from multiple directions when the army intervened inflicting large numbers of casualties on the terrorists and destroying the equipment.

The Syrian government’s anti-terror operations come amid a truce deal being observed throughout the country. Daesh and al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat Fateh al-Sham are not part of the ceasefire agreement.  

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Syria has been fighting different foreign-sponsored militant and terrorist groups since March 2011. UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura estimated last August that more than 400,000 people had been killed in the crisis until then.

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