Syrian troops capture areas of Israeli-occupied Golan Heights
Newscast Media DAMASCUS—Syrian government forces have captured two
southwestern areas on the edge of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the latest of
the Syrian army’s victories against foreign-backed militants.
A Syrian military official said the army regained control of Rasm al-Hour and Rasm
al-Sad areas, south of the town of Quneitra.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory For Human Rights, which supports the
foreign-backed opposition, confirmed that the government forces were on the
offensive in the region.
It said that the Syrian air force was also taking part in the operation.
“The Syrian army has been reinforcing its positions in Quneitra as part of
efforts to clear the area of foreign-backed militants.”
On Tuesday, Syrian troops regained full control of the village of Sheikh Najjar and the
strategic Ghali Hill near the northwestern city of Aleppo.
A large number of militants, including some foreign nationals, were killed in the
offensive, and a large quantity of weapons, including many heavy machineguns,
rocket launchers and explosive devices were seized.
This came shortly after Syrian army units launched a counter-offensive against
foreign-backed militants operating in the central Hama Province, taking full control of
the Alawite village of Maan.
Source: Press TV