On Friday afternoon in the West Ghouta (collection of farms) of rural Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army’s 68th Brigade – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Qatana – conducted a special military operation to cutoff the Islamists main supply route to the strategic city of Khan Al-Sheih from the latter’s last border-crossing into Lebanon.

This special military operation proved successful for the Syrian Armed Forces, as they successfully cutoff part of the Damascus-Quneitra Highway that connects with a number of seasonal roads, which ultimately leads to the Lebanese border at Jaroud Qarah; this aforementioned border-crossing is shared by the Islamist rebels and the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS).

According to a military source in Damascus City, the section of the Damascus-Quneitra Highway that the Syrian Army cutoff was in between the Damascene town of Sa’sa and Khan Al-Sheih.

Khan Al-Sheih is an imperative town in the Rif Dimashq Governorate that is located to the west of the Syrian capital; it is also the key to the Dara’a Triangle, which is currently one of the most volatile fronts in the Dara’a Governorate.

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