Syrian army makes gains in strategic Qalamoun region
Syrian forces have entered the town of al-Sarkha in the strategic Qalamoun region, retaking the full control of the town from rebels operating inside Syria.
The official SANA news agency quoted a Syrian military source as saying that army units restored “security and stability” in al-Sarkha on Monday.
The source also said that government forces also took control of the mountains surrounding al-Sarkha and killed a huge number of the militants.
The achievement came as the army forces have been conducting a series of attacks against the militants across the country since mid-March.
On Sunday, government forces began an operation to liberate the surrounding areas of the strategic region.
On Sunday, President Bashar al-Assad said that the war in Syria has shifted strongly in favor of the government forces as they have made continuous gains against the foreign-backed Takfiri militants.
According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies - especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey - are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.