Syrian Army progresses against jihadist in Damascus countryside, liberates new town

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September 30, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

The Syrian Army have progressed in eastern Damascus countryside against jihadist forces and has liberated a new town. 

The liberation of Um Adn from US-backed terrorists has now brought the Syrian Army within 9km from reaching Rawdat al-Shih.

If Syrian Army units in Um Adn are able to reach Rawdat al-Shih, militants will become trapped as pro-government forces would have created a besieged pocket.

It remains to be seen whether militants will empty their positions in the west before it becomes besieged or attempt to a counterattack to recapture Um Adn. 

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