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Syrian troops in final steps of Hajar al-Aswad's full libration

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)
Syrian government soldiers drive an armored personal vehicle in al-Hajar al-Aswad, on April 22, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

Syrian government forces are engaged in building to building cleansing operations of remaining terrorists in the northern part of al-Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood.

According to the Syrian official news agency SANA on Sunday, combat tactics aimed at cleansing building blocks, tunnels and trenches, and fortified points of the lingering presence are currently being used in the region located to the south of the capital city Damascus.

The report noted that the Syrian Army is adamant about thwarting terrorists’ attempts to hinder their advances aimed at fully liberating the al-Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood.

On Saturday, Syrian government forces and allied fighters from popular defense groups managed to make further advances on terrorists’ lines south of the capital, tightening the noose around foreign-backed terror groups.  

Syrian army troops and their allies advanced in al-Hajar al-Aswad city, and established control over a number of building blocks on Uroba Street towards al-Wassim Mosque, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported.

The new progress gives government forces the upper hand to impose a complete siege on terrorists in the densely-populated al-Jazira region north of Hajar al-Aswad.

Takfiri militants have lost much of the territory they once held in Syria amid sweeping gains by government forces on the ground over the past few months.

In April, the Syrian military launched a counter-terrorism campaign in southern Damascus. So far, it has managed to retake al-Maziniyeh, al-Qadam, al-Assali and al-Joura neighborhoods and large swaths of al-Hajar al-Aswad.

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Syrian forces further liberated the Eastern Ghouta and Eastern Qalamoun regions near the capital last month.

For years, the areas had served as a launch pad for deadly terror attacks against civilians in Damascus.

Earlier in the day, the Syrian army rejected reports that it observed a brief ceasefire with the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in a southern Damascus neighborhood.


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