Syrian troops advance in rebel-held areas near Damascus

Source:Xinhua Published: 2013-8-27 18:02:59

The Syrian army continued advancing against the western-backed rebels in the countryside of the capital Damascus, mainly in the hotspots of Jobar and Muadaieh, the pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV said.

The Syrian army has made a notable advancement and almost besieged Jobar from all directions to isolate it, the report said.

Meanwhile, a security source told Xinhua that the army troops will keep progressing in Damascus' countryside until eliminating all the rebels' positions.

The military advancement is rolling on amid speculations that the United States would attack Syria for alleged chemical weapons use in the restive country.

Local experts said that one of the main goals behind the expected US attack is to achieve balance in favor of the rebels amid the rapid advancement of the Syrian troops ahead of possible negotiation.

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