The General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces announced Sunday that "after a series of successful operations, units of the Syrian army, in cooperation with the civil defense, restored stability and security to Yabroud City and its surroundings in the northern countryside of Damascus.”
"A large number of mercenary terrorists who have been fortified inside the city and were using it as a passage to transferring weapons and terrorists into the Syrian interior were killed and the armed forces are hunting the defeated terrorist gangs in the area," the General Command said in a statement.
“This achievement, leading to the collapse of the armed terrorist groups comes amid continued victories by the Syrian Arab Army in the Qalamoun area against terrorist gatherings and dens. It also establishes an important link in securing the border areas with Lebanon, cutting off supply roads and tightening grip on the remaining terrorists hotbeds in the Damascus xountryside and boosts security of the international road between the central and southern areas,” it said.
The statement concluded by saying that "the General Command of the Army and Armed Forces stresses that expelling terrorism from the Yabroud area and its surroundings is a fatal blow to the terrorists, as well as their supporters and funders, and reiterates their determination to hunt the remnants of the terrorists and eradicate them, and restore stability and security to the homeland."
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer