Syrian government forces, supported by allied fighters from popular defense groups, have managed to make further territorial advances on terrorists’ lines in the country’s southwestern provinces of Dara’a and Quneitra as they are tightening the noose around foreign-backed terrorist groups in those areas.
A military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Syria’s official news agency SANA that Syrian troops and their allies had established control over Eastern Ahmar and Western Ahmar hilltops in addition to the villages of Rasm al-Qutaish, Rasm al-Zawyia, Ain Ziwan, Ain al-Abd, Kudna and al-Asbah.
The source added that a large number of Takfiri militants were killed and their weapons and munitions confiscated during the clean-up operations. Dozens of militants also fled to nearby areas for their lives.
The development came only a day after Syrian government forces and fighters from popular defense groups liberated nearly two dozen towns and villages in Dara’a and Quneitra provinces.