Syrian troops foil intrusion bids, kill many militants

Syrian troops foil intrusion bids, kill many militants
Thu Feb 6, 2014 18:40:04

Syrian Army forces have resumed military operations against armed insurgents and terrorist elements around the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, thwarting infiltration attempts by foreign militants and killing scores of them.

Clashes erupted on Thursday between Syrian army units and several terrorist groups in the neighborhoods of al-Orfi, al-Jbeileh, al-Rushdiyeh, al-Ommal, al-Hweiqeh and Nazlet al-Rdeisat in Deir Ezzor, state news agency SANA reports.

The report further cites a provincial source in the Deir Ezzor governorate as saying that the clashes led to the killing of “scores of terrorists,” including Tunisian national, and the destruction of a number of military vehicles and weapons.

The report identifies 12 of the killed insurgents by name.

Elsewhere in the country, an army unit confronted another foreign-backed insurgent group that attempted to intrude into al-Bayader section of Maaloula in the outskirts of Damascus, killing all the militants in the group.
Moreover, the report quotes a military source as saying that members of an armed militant group were also eliminated in al-Zara farms in the Homs countryside.

It added that leader of the “terrorist group” Anas al-Bostany, nicknamed Sheikh Majid, was among those killed in the battle.


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