Syrian Forces, Hezbollah Continue to Progress Against ISIS in Western Qalamoun


August 20th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– – – translated by Samer Hussein –  

Syrian Army and Hezbollah continue with their advances in Western Qalamoun region of Damascus countryside.

On Sunday, great progress was achieved on three axes, following violent confrontations with ISIS terrorists, resulting in scores of the terrorists being dead or wounded.

According to military sources, Syrian Army and Hezbollah took control of several hills and strategic points on the southern axis, among them Qornah Shoebat Al Qadi, Qornah Mad Mohbis, Qurnet Tam Zumrani, Wawaitat Al Zumrani and Khirbet Qar Ali, while on the eastern axis, control was extended over Al Shuqayyeh roundabout, Sin Miri Al Janoubi, Sin Fikha Hill, the Mosul Pass, and the Fikha crossing, assuring the troops full fire control at Mira crossing.

On northern axis, Hezbollah liberated Shoebat Beit Salim, Hafr Al Jafr, Shoebat Al Zweiytynat Al Gharbia, Qornah Al Zweiytynat, Murtafie Shoebat Al Sahrij, and Murtafie Shoebat Shanshara. 

Meanwhile, Lebanese Army announced that today its forces liberated more than 80 square kilometers of land. 

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