A top commander of Jeish al-Islam terrorist group has been killed during Syrian Army’s operations in al-Qaboun district in Eastern Ghouta.

The Syrian army troops, backed by the Arab country’s fighter jets, carried out with their anti-terrorism operation near al-Qaboun, between al-Qaboun and Western Harasta, killing the Commander of Brigade 17th of Jeish al-Islam.

According to a local source, the army’s artillery and aircraft launched heavy attacks on terrorists’ positions in al-Qaboun, and the ground troops simultaneously advanced.

Reports said on Sunday that the Syrian army soldiers fended off another large-scale offensive of Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) in Eastern Ghouta.

The soldiers killed and injured scores of terrorists.

They fended off the Al-Nusra aggression on several positions of the Syrian army forces in al-Qaboun, Tishrin and Jobar districts East and North-East of Damascus province.

Local sources said that the Al-Nusra failed to capture the army positions, adding that the government forces launched a rapid counterattack on Al-Nusra positions in al-Qaboun district. The counterattack killed at least 10 terrorists and destroyed three armored vehicles.

Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011, the government has been fighting terrorist groups such as ISIS and Al-Nusra, among many others, who intend to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.