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Pro-Assad forces launch offensive after Ghouta victory

IANS  |  Beirut 

forces launched an offensive in the and provinces on Sunday, after proclaiming victory in the district on the outskirts of Damascus, according to (SOHR).

According to a source, the military operation is taking place along the road linking to the neighbouring town of in province, news agency reported.

"#SOHR Shelling by the regime forces target the northern countryside of #and a renewed shelling targets south of #Hama," read the SOHR statement.

Other clashes between government and rebel forces are also taking place in the area of Al Hamirat, Selim, and Quibe al Kurdi, among other locations.

intends to advance along the road between Homs and in order to secure it.

This offensive took place after Syrian armed forces confirmed on Saturday their victory in Eastern Ghouta, the former rebel bastion outside

The launched its operation towards the end of last February.



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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 21:20 IST