BEIRUT (Sputnik) – Syrian government forces and their allies have advanced in the area on the border with Jordan, gaining control over five checkpoints previously seized by Jabhat Fatah al Sham terrorist group previously known as al-Nusra Front, a Syrian military source told Sputnik Wednesday.
"The Syrian army has regained control over checkpoints on the border with Jordan," the source said.
The Syrian government forces have been recently conducting several operations to regain control of the country's border areas to prevent terrorists' from getting supplies and reinforcements from the territories of other countries.
Syria has been in the grip of a civil war for over six years. Government forces have been fighting against Syrian opposition groups who strive to overthrow President Bashar Assad, as well as numerous extremist and terrorist groups, such as al-Nusra Front and Daesh.