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Syrian Arab Armed Forces, Hezbollah and Allies Launch Second Phase of Qalamoun Liberation Operation

The Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance fighters launched the second phase of their massive operations to liberate al-Qalamoun strategic region in Damascus countryside on Sunday after making great advances against the Takfiri militants in the first phase.

According to Syrian military officials, the second phase of the al-Qalamoun liberation operation mainly focuses on the Northern parts of the region.

During the first phase, the forces managed to regain control of the Southern and Central parts of the al-Qalamoun region.

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The Syrian forces and Hezbollah regained control of 78 sq/k of Ras al-Mara region

The Syrian forces and Hezbollah regained control of 78 sq/k of Ras al-Mara region which connects the al-Jabbah and Falitah districts, the Northern and Southern parts of Qalamoun. They also regained control of the hills, plains and mountains of the region in the first phase.

Some 275 sq/k of the Syrian lands were purged of the Takfiri militants and another 25 sq/k of areas along the border with Lebanon were also captured by the Syrian army and Hezbollah.

In the second phase, the Syrian-Hezbollah forces plan to lay siege to the hills of Western Qalamoun, including the strategic hill of Moussa, and to advance towards Falitah from various sides.

The Syrian forces and Hezbollah fighters are due to move from the Lebanese border areas towards Falitah to lay siege to the Takfiri militants there.

The Syria-Hezbollah joint forces aim to regain control of Falitah which is connected to the Lebanese Arsal district, where terrorists are stationed.

Cutting off the route between Arsal and Falitah will also cut the route between al-Jarajir and Qareh regions, meaning that the terrorists will be besieged in separated areas and the Martabia strategic passage will come within the range of the artillery fire of the Syrian forces and Hezbollah.

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Syrian Army Kills 5 ISIL Commanders in Eastern Syria

The Syrian army troops killed five senior Daesh mercenary commanders in an attack in Deir Ezzor, Eastern Syria.

The Syrian army killed 5 ISIL commanders in the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur on Sunday. The slain ISIL ringleaders were identified as Saudi, Turkish, Chechen, Jordanian and Iraqi nationals.

The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.

Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.

The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.

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