Syrian government forces have launched several intensive strikes on terrorist-held positions located to the south of the capital Damascus.
Syria’s official SANA news agency reported on Wednesday that the Syrian air force backed by army artillery fire launched a series of attacks in the northern part of al-Hajar al-Aswad region.
The precision strikes are aimed at isolating the terrorists by cutting off their supply routes and ridding the region of their presence.
The report added that Syrian government sniper units and demolition experts are also currently engaged in purging terrorist-held tunnels and structures in the area.
Earlier in the day, four people were killed and 24 other wounded mortar fire launched by terrorists holed up in al-Hajar al-Aswad.
Since February, the Syrian army, backed by Russia, has been engaged in a major push to rid Damascus and the surrounding areas of terrorist groups.
In a significant victory early last month, the Syrian army managed to fully liberate Eastern Ghouta, which had long been controlled by militant groups and served as a launch pad for deadly rocket attacks against residents and civilian infrastructure in the capital.