"In the last week, elite units of the SAA infantry have taken control over the so-called Kuwait building, an office of an electric company and nearby houses," the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said. "Many militants were arrested during the operation."
Watch Sputnik's footage taken during the operation in al Kabun, alternatively spelled as Qaboun.
The source mentioned that the SAA infantry has carried out combat operations above the ground and in tunnels.
The SAA "has been focused on strategically important passageways," he said. "A tunnel between al Kabun and Arbeen was used to bring in military equipment, while a passage between al Kabun and Ghouta was used to deliver weapons and ammunition. The militants needed a tunnel between al Kabun and Barzeh to trade. All of these passageways have been blown up."
The Syrian Arab Army launched a large-scale military operation aimed at liberating al Kabun and Barzeh in February. The two Damascus neighborhoods have been partially controlled by Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham, a terrorist organization formed by al-Nusra Front, the Ansar al-Din Front, Jaysh al-Sunna, Liwa al-Haqq, and the Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement in January 2017.
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