The Syrian Arab Army seized on Thursday full control over Deir Atiyyeh city located in the Strategic region of Qalamoun, north of the Syrian capital, Al-Manar correspondent reported.
"Army units seized full control over the city of Deir Atiyyeh in Damascus countryside after eliminating all terrorists' assembly points," a military source told SANA news agency.
Security source told Agence France Presse that "the army has been able to chase terrorists where they were fortifying inside the city, cleaned the whole area this morning and killed a large number of them," noting that "the operation lasted four days."
"Hunting terrorists will continue in near places," the source added, pointing out that "the bulk of the groups that were inside the city have been eliminated."
Classified sources confirmed to Al-Manar website that "the Syrian army has regained control of the towns of Deir Attiya, Nabek and Rima farms in Qalamoun in Rural Damascus."