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Syrian army, allies liberate entire southeastern Damascus countryside

Syrian army forces, supported by allied fighters from popular defense groups, have established control over the southeastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, driving foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorists out of the strategic area.

Syria’s Joint Operations Command announced in a statement on Tuesday that Syrian troops and their allies had liberated 8,000 square kilometers of territory from the clutches of terrorists, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported.

Syrian forces also regained control over all the hilltops on the border with Jordan.

Meanwhile, Russian fighter jets have destroyed a Daesh command center in Syria’s Eastern Province of Dayr al-Zawr and killed dozens of Takfiri terrorists.

Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Tuesday that Russian military aircraft have carried out 182 airstrikes against Daesh terrorists in Syria over the past 24 hours, killing a total of 70 Daesh terrorists in the process.

Konashenkov added that the slain terrorists came from Central Asian countries and Algeria.

Konashenkov further noted that the airstrikes took place near the village of Hatla, located along the Euphrates River and southeast of Dayr al-Zawr.

The Russian Defense Ministry said on October 5 that the Black Sea Fleet’s submarines Veliky Novgorod and Kolpino had delivered two strikes outside the city of Mayadin, located about 44 kilometers southeast of Dayr al-Zawr, using ten Kalibr cruise missiles.

Konashenkov stated that the submarines fired the missiles while submerged.

“Daesh terrorist group in Mayadin suffered significant damage, both in manpower and hardware,” he said.

Konashenkov further noted that Russian air and naval forces will continue to support the Syrian army’s offensive aimed at purging Daesh terrorist group out of Dayr al-Zawr Province.

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