TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Army regained full control of al-Nabk city in Reef Damascus province after heavy fighting with foreign-backed militants.
Al-Alam correspondent who accompanied Syrian Army troops on Monday reported “Syrian soldiers launching an operation stormed al-Nabk city from three directions. Army troops surrounded the region, killing scores of militants and capturing dozens.”
Some terrorists fled to neighboring Yabrud district and nearby mountains.
“We have taken up positions on the main square of the city and all the entrances of the city are under our control. We have gunned down many militants. The army soldiers have also captured scores of militants. The rest of them fled,” an army officer said.
Several bombs and explosive devices have successfully rendered safe by the army bomb disposal units.
“Armed terrorists have suffered heavy losses in al-Nabk city,” another officer said.
Earlier, Syrian Army had secured a strategic highway linking capital Damascus to Northern Syria paving the way for the shipment of chemical weapons for destruction abroad.
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