Syrian army advances in key Damascus suburbs

Syrian army advances in key Damascus suburbs
Fri Jul 19, 2013 20:00:46

The Syrian Army says it has inflicted heavy losses on foreign-sponsored militants fighting against the government in areas including Harasta, Barzeh and al-Qabun, Al-Alam reports.

On Friday, the Army destroyed at least several truckloads of arms and ammunition belonging to the militants in Barzah neighborhood of Damascus.

In addition, the Syrian armed forces killed many militants in their clashes in Jobar village on the outskirts of Damascus.

The army units also gained more ground after killing a number of militants and confiscating weapons in the area.

Syrian security forces also attacked the positions of al-Nusra Front in areas around Aleppo's al-Rashedin district, making more gains in al-Sheikh Industrial area.

On July 13, Syrian forces took control of an industrial zone in al-Qaboun that links it with Jobar.

Reports coming out of Syria suggest that government forces are pushing ahead with their mop-up operations against the militants across the country.

The army has recently conducted successful clean-up operations, inflicting heavy losses on Takfiris.

Foreign-sponsored militancy in Syria has taken its toll on the lives of many people, including large numbers of Syrian soldiers and security personnel, since March 2011.


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