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The Syrian Army has managed to liberate part of Al-Manshia neighborhood in Daraa city from terrorists of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham group.

Photo: RIA Novosti / Mikhail Alayeddin

On Saturday, the Syrian Army managed to knock out terrorists of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) group from part of the territory of Al-Manshia neighborhood in the city of Daraa, the RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing an unnamed informed source at the scene.

According to the news agency’s source, currently, the government forces are conducting intense fighting in Daraa with armed formations of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham. The source also noted that the enemy is suffering significant losses in the manpower.

The city of Daraa, located to the south of Damascus near the border with Jordan, is controlled by the government forces. Illegal formations, mainly belonging to the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorist group, hold a number of settlements, located to the north and west of Daraa, including a border checkpoint.

In February, militants launched a series of attempts to attack positions of the Syrian Army in Daraa city in order to knock out the government forces from there. Terrorists of the Islamic State (IS) group took advantage of the situation and started to attack villages, captured by the al-Nusra Front between Daraa, the Golan Heights and the Jordanian border.

The IS and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorist groups are not subjects to the armistice agreement, which entered into force all over Syria on December 30, 2016.


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