During the last few weeks, the Syrian army attained a great progress in the battlefield and regained many areas, Al-Manar TV correspondent reported.
Aided by the Popular Committees, the Syrian army regained the Prophet Mando strategic hill in Homs countryside, and dominated over the military supply lines that lead to Homs and al-Qussayr on the sides of Tel-Kalkh and Al-Qaa.
Moreover, the Syrian army retrieved tens of villages in Qussayr countryside; the most important are Al-Borhania and Sakarja. Some villages east and west Assi River were also recaptured. Consequently, the Syrian Army tightened its control over the entrances of Qussayr city.
In Homs, the Syrian troops were able to impose control over many regions that were considered militants’ strongholds, restore security in Feraaya, strengthen their deployment in Khaledeya and Baba-Amru, and distance themselves from threats of militant groups.
In Damascus countryside, however, the Syrian troops were able to tighten the ring around the gunmen in east Gouta, severely siege Darya, and restore security in Jdaydet Al-Adem.
In North-east of Syria in Idleb, Specifically in Maaret Al-Noaman, the Syrian army was able to lift the siege on Wadi Al-Dayf and Hamedeye military camps; consequently, the route that links Damascus with Aleppo became totally secured.
Also in Aleppo, the Syrian army was able to regain control over the strategic village of Aziza that overlooks several towns south of the city. Aziza lies only 4 km away from the towns of Almarj and Sheikh Saeed that both represent the stronghold of militant groups.
Furthermore, the Syrian army is narrowing the screws around gunmen through advancing in parallel with the areas adjacent to the Turkish borders.
The battlefield results indicate that the situation in Syria tends to improve gradually after “the period of the strategic concerns has ended,” according to the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Syria was hit by a violent unrest since mid-March 2011, where the Syrian government accuses foreign actors of orchestrating the conflict, by supporting the militant opposition groups with arms and money.
Mohammad Qazan contributed to this report