30-09-2016 04:25 PM Jerusalem Timing

Yabroud in Syrian Army’s Hand, Militants Flee

Yabroud in Syrian Army’s Hand, Militants Flee

Syrian Army entered the Syrian town of Yabroud in Qalamoun early on Sunday as the foreign-backed Takfiri militants fled the area.

Syrian Army entered the Syrian town of Yabroud in Qalamoun early on Sunday as the foreign-backed Takfiri militants fled the area.

Al-Manar correspondent reported that the Syrian army was totally controling Yabroud city, adding there was great collapse within the ranks of the armed groups fighting the government forces.Yabroud

Our correspondent said the Syrian army was combing the city, noting that huge numbers of militants fled Yabroud to Rankous and Flita following the army’s operation.

He reported that the Syrian army’s eye is now on Rankous and Flita, in addition to few Qalamoun farms.

The recapture of Yabroud comes a day after the Syrian army advanced further in Damascus Countryside from the northern and eastern sides, killing dozens of Takfiri terrorists.

Among the Takfiris killed on Saturday was Abu Azzam al-Kuwaiti, deputy leader of the so-called al-Nusra Front in Qalamoun city, who was leading the latest swap deal between his terrorist group and the Syrian government, which ended in liberating Maloula nuns on March 09, 2014.

The Syrian army announced it had "returned security and stability to the town of Yabroud and its surroundings in northern Damascus province."

"This new success... is an important step towards securing the border area with Lebanon, and cutting off the roads and tightening the noose around the remaining terrorist cells in Damascus province," the military said.