January 26th, 2016 – Fort Russ News –
– Rusvesna – translated by J. Flores –
Dozens of terrorists were eliminated and wounded as a result of the failed attack on the positions of government troops in the city of Haraszti northeast of Damascus.
Members of the group Jaish Al-Islam, “Army of Islam”, which is funded by Saudi Arabia, began the assault at 5 o’clock in the morning and at first were able to achieve some success, capturing the mosque and 5 more buildings. Following this, the Syrian military regrouped and counterattacked the bandits, destroying enemy forces and returning control of all the lost positions, according to AMN agency.
For this attack by terrorists “Jaish al-Islam” used an extensive network of underground tunnels under the base of abandoned armored vehicles and a military storage area under the Al-Ajami.
The “armed opposition” website admited the death of at least 12 bandits. A few dozen fighters as a result of armed clashes were injured.
At the same time the Syrian Army lost three soldiers in battle , and 5 were wounded.