Senior Terrorist Commander Killed in Battle with Syrian Soldiers in Damascus Countryside
TEHRAN (FNA)- A field commander of Jeish al-Islam terrorist group was killed in the Syrian Army troops’ operations in al-Qaboun district in Eastern Ghouta.
The army soldiers, backed up by the country’s fighter jets, continued their anti-terrorism operation near al-Qaboun and in a region between al-Qaboun and Western Harasta, and killed Commander of Brigade 17th of Jeish al-Islam terrorist group, nom de guerre Abu Amar al-Qeis.
A local source said that the army’s artillery and aircraft launched heavy attacks on terrorists’ positions in al-Qaboun simultaneous with the advances of the ground troops.
Relevant reports said on Sunday that the army troops fended off another large-scale offensive of Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) in Eastern Ghouta, killing and wounding a number of terrorists.
The army men warded off the Al-Nusra attack on several positions of the government forces in al-Qaboun, Tishrin and Jobar districts East and North-East of Damascus province.
The Al-Nusra failed to prevail over the army positions, local source said, adding that the army carried out a rapid counterattack on Al-Nusra positions in al-Qaboun district, killing at least 10 terrorists and destroying three armored vehicles.