Syria’s official news agency SANA reported that Syrian army troopers launched clean-up operations in the towns of Babbila and Yalda in addition to Beit Sahem village on Tuesday, and discovered various types of ammunition, including mortar shells, tens of improvised explosive devices and Israeli-made bombs and grenades, in the liberated areas.
An unnamed field commander said Syrian government forces also found a number of anti-personnel mines, rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launchers and their rockets, machineguns, automatic rifles, chemical substances used in making bombs as well as telecommunication devices.
He added that Syrian soldiers, in cooperation with fighters from pro-government popular defense groups, are combing towns and villages on the southern outskirts of the capital Damascus of hidden ordnances, and preparing ground for the return of displaced locals to their homes.
Syrian army cuts off Daesh supply routes in al-Yarmouk basin
Elsewhere in Syria’s southwestern province of Dara’a, government forces regained control over al-Shajara town in al-Yarmouk basin after eliminating the last pockets of Daesh Takfiri terrorists.
SANA reported that many extremists were killed and injured in the process.
The report added that army soldiers discovered weapons caches, bomb-making workshops and underground prisons as they conducted a counter-terrorism operation in the town.
Daesh terrorists had reportedly converted a gym in al-Shajara into a workshop for making explosive devices and mortar shells.
Government troops also found militant field hospitals, where large amounts of Saudi, Jordanian and Kuwaiti medicine were being kept.
Syrian army unit are now advancing towards the villages of Beit Ara, Ma’aryia and al-Qasir, which serve as the last militant redoubts in al-Yarmouk basin.
Syrian army gains full control of Yarmouk basin from Daesh
Meanwhile, Syrian army and its allies have completely liberated Yarmouk basin.
Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Manar television network, which is affiliated to Hezbollah resistance movement, reported that Syrian troopers and fighters from popular defense groups established full control over the area after routing Daesh militants.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the country.
On May 21, the General Command of the Syrian Army and Armed Forces announced in a statement that complete security was restored to Damascus and its countryside after al-Hajar al-Aswad district and al-Yarmouk camp were totally purged of Daesh terrorists.
The development was preceded by flushing the Takfiris out of the towns of Yalda, Babbila and Beit Sahem on the southern outskirts of Damascus.