DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:40 P.M.) – The battle to re-take a key rebel-controlled suburb along the Damascus-Homs highway heats up with the government troops making new advance.
Today, the Syrian Army’s elite 4th Division managed to control large swathes of Harasta orchards including a complex network of tunnels that stretch out to the proximity of al-Beirouni Hospital and Police Hospital.
A military source confirmed that the tunnels were well-dug and wide enough to fit a military vehicle or a tank in it.
The new advance was propelled by heavy airstrikes conducted by Russian fighter jets. Up to 15 sorties were reported.