Syrian government forces have captured the Bir Qassab area in the eastern Damascus desrt, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.

According to the report, the advance was made after a series of firefights with US-backed militants in the area.

Government forces steadly drive US-backed forces from the eastern Damascus desert. According to some experts, the goal of this effort is to isolate US-led coalition troops and their allied militant units in the border area near the US military facilities of At Tanf and Al Zqur.