The official Syrian Arab News Agency, SANA, reported on Monday that government soldiers managed to fully liberate al-Shajarah town from the clutches of Isis terrorists earlier in the day after intensive clashes.
It added that victorious troops entered the town from multiple directions following the offensive, which inflicted heavy damage and casualties on terrorists.
During the past week, army units established full control on the villages of Saisoun, al-Awwam, Ain Hamata, Abu Raqqa, Abu Kharj, al-Nafa’a and al-Nafa’a dam. Now, they are amid fierce battles with Isis remnants in and around the Abdin village, the report added.
Meanwhile, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a report that the Syrian troops were on the brink of seizing the last pocket of land still under the control of Isis terrorists, adding that advancing government units had seized all but only three militant-held villages.
Additionally on Monday, inhabitants of al-Moseifera town, liberated early this month, celebrated victory over terrorists, hoisting the national flag over the Martyrs Square. The locals expressed their relief over the return of safety and stability to the town after eliminating terrorists from it, renewing support for the reconstruction process.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the country.
On May 21, the General Command of the Syrian Army and Armed Forces announced in a statement that complete security was restored to Damascus and its countryside after al-Hajar al-Aswad district and al-Yarmouk camp were totally purged of Isis terrorists.
The development was preceded by flushing the Takfiris out of the towns of Yalda, Babbila and Beit Sahem on the southern outskirts of Damascus.