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    Al-Nusra Front Militants Fail to Break Through Gov't Forces in South Syria

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    The Jabhat Fatah al Sham (formerly al-Nusra Front) terrorist group militants, maintaining control over Khan al-Shih town in southern Syria, tried to break through the government forces’ encirclement but their attack was repelled.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — According to Al Watan newspaper's sources, the militants attempted to break through on several fronts, though all the getaways toward the Jordanian border were completely cut off by the Syrian army.

    Militants reportedly suffered significant losses.

    The Syrian government forces continue to close in on Khan al-Shih, one of the terrorists' main strongholds not far from Damascus. The Syrian army came close to this area in early October, however, they failed to liberate it.

    On Tuesday, the Syrian army found in Khan al-Shih a network of underground tunnels, with a total length of 700 meters (0.4 miles). They were used by Jabhat Fatah al Sham for storage and transportation of arms and ammunition for subversive activities in the southwestern outskirts of Damascus.

    Syria's civil war between government forces and a wide range of insurgents, including opposition groups and terrorists, such as Daesh and Jabhat Fatah al Sham, both outlawed in Russia and many other countries, has been raging since March 2011.


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