Syria army on verge of victory against militants

Syria army on verge of victory against militants
Wed May 22, 2013 08:06:25

Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi praises his country recent military successes in fighting against the foreign-backed militants, saying “victory is nearing.”

Halqi made the remarks on Tuesday in the capital, Damascus, during a regular cabinet meeting, the official Syrian news agency SANA reported.


The Syrian prime minister stated that the “army's victories” against the terrorists can help the government further facilitate the welfare to Syrian citizens.


Halqi's remarks come at a time when Syrian forces have been making progress in their battle to drive the militants out of the strategic town of Qusayr, located near the Lebanese border.


The army killed scores of militants, and destroyed their weaponry and equipment. Among those killed was the senior commander of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front in Qusayr, identified as Abu Omar.


Meanwhile, the Syrian army killed a number of foreign-backed militants in clashes on the Wa'er farms of Homs on Tuesday.


On Saturday, President Bashar al-Assad said militants from 29 different countries are fighting against the government in Syria.


He stated that foreign intervention is the most important factor aggravating the situation in Syria.


The crisis in Syria began in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of Syrian soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.


The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.

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