Syrian govt. forces, allies recapture more areas near Jordan border
Syrian government forces, backed by fighters from allied popular defense groups, have continued their counter-terrorism operations in the country’s southernmost province of Suwayda, and gained more ground in their fight against foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants, Press TV reports.
The media bureau of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement reported on Thursday that Syrian army troops and their allies were now in control of all checkpoints and outpost on the border with Jordan.
Said Saef, spokesman for the Western-backed militant group Martyr Ahmed Abdo Brigade, said the advances came from two sides in the eastern countryside of Suwayda. “They are now on the Jordanian border and back to outposts they had evacuated early in the conflict,” Saef added.
Syrian state-run TV later reported that government troops had captured an area of 1,300 square kilometers in addition to some strategic hills.