Syrian army begins combing Tishreen neighborhood in Damascus

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DAMASCUS, May 14 (MNA) – Syrian Arab Army units on Saturday entered Tishreen neighborhood at the eastern outskirts of Damascus city, beginning wide-scale and precise combing operations in the area.

SANA’s correspondent said that army units are now deployed in all parts of Tishreen neighborhood and are now dismantling IEDs and landmines planted by the terrorists in the area.

Hundreds of gunmen and some of their family members exited Tishreen neighborhood and Barzeh area on Monday as per the settlement agreement reached to end all armed manifestations in the area.

On a relevant note, SANA’s correspondent said that combat operations in al-Qaboun neighborhood have ceased completely as of noon on Tuesday after terrorist organizations in the area announced that they accept the settlement and that their remaining members will leave.

The correspondent said that the entirety of al-Qaboun neighborhood is now quiet following violent clashes between Syrian Arab Army units and terrorist organizations that have transformed the neighborhood over more than 4 years to a hotbed and used it to target neighboring areas with shells.

The terrorists surrendered after a few hours from the army establishing control connecting al-Qaboun to Erbin in the Eastern Ghouta area in Damascus Countryside. That tunnel was the last one leading to the Ghouta west of the international highway and terrorists had been relying on it in carrying out operations targeting the army and civilians in the area.

In Deir Ezzor province, army units carried out military operations targeting ISIL gatherings and movement axes in  Deir Ezzor city and its surroundings.

SANA’s correspondent in the province said Saturday that the army units hit ISIL targets in the neighborhoods of al-Sheikh Yassin, al-Hamidiyeh, Kanamat and in the surroundings of the Airport, leaving many terrorists dead and injured and destroying their weapons and ammunition.

Later, a military source said that an army unit eliminated 10 terrorists from ISIL in the surroundings of al-Maqaber (cemeteries) area and al-Orfi neighborhood in Deir Ezzor.

SANA/MNA

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