Army tightens noose around militants across Syria

Army tightens noose around militants across Syria
Fri Dec 20, 2013 09:39:56

The Syrian army continues to tighten the noose around foreign-backed militants in several areas across the country.

On Thursday, the troops continued their clean-up operations in Adra in the countryside of the capital Damascus, killing a number of the militants.

The Syrian army confiscated a large cache of weapons from the militants during the operations.

In al-Nabek city in Damascus countryside, the Syrian forces destroyed a number of vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition.

In Kissin bay in al-Rastan Lake in Homs province, the army killed dozens of the militants.

Scores of the militants were killed by the army in al-Zarzor, al-Nakarin, Rasm Bakro, Deir Hafer, Manbej, Tal Ref'at, Andan, Haritan, Mayer and Tallet al-Ghali in Aleppo.

Dozens of them were also killed by the forces in similar operations in Baslieh, Saraqib, Kafr Najd, al-Badrieh, al-Rwaiseh and Sarmin in Idlib countryside.

The army killed a large number of the militants in Daraa countryside.

The Syrian government forces carried out similar operations in Hasakah province, killing a number of the militants.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since March 2011. According to reports, Western powers and their regional allies -- especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey -- are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.

According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed and a total of 7.8 million of others displaced due to the violence.

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