(ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, MARCH 20 - Syrian government forces have retaken the areas lost yesterday in Damascus during an anti-regime offensive, according to state news agency SANA, citing the General Staff of the Armed Forces. According to the General Staff, loyalist forces retook control of the "points where terrorists had infiltrated", referring to opposition militants. Members of al-Qaeda also participated in the anti-government offensive on Sunday in the Jobar quarter. Syrian air and ground forces responded with intense airstrikes and shelling in the northeastern area of the city.(ANSAmed).