Syrian Army retakes strategic hilltops

Syrian forces have managed to purge strategic hilltops on the northeastern outskirts of the capital, Damascus, of militants as part of what they call ground anti-terror operations under Russian air support.

On Saturday, Syrian army troops established full control over the hilltops overlooking the city of Harasta, located about 25 kilometers (15 miles) northeast of Damascus, as well as those behind Douma, situated about 10 kilometers (six miles) northeast of the capital, Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Mayadeen satellite news network reported.

The development came a day after Syrian armed forces launched a large-scale military offensive against militants in the southern countryside of Aleppo, located 355 kilometers (220 miles) north of Damascus.
Courtesy : Press Tv