Syrian army defeats militants in several areas

Syrian army defeats militants in several areas
Wed Apr 23, 2014 20:29:47

Syrian army units have repelled armed militant groups in several areas of the country, killing and injuring a number of their members and destroying their hideouts, weapons and equipment.

A military source told SANA on Wednesday that units of the armed forces foiled infiltration attempts by armed militant groups into Ghabagib and Khirbet Ghazaleh in Daraa, killing and injuring a number of them.

The source added that the army units inflicted heavy losses upon the militants in the area surrounding Bilal al-Habashi Mosque, the Shoes Factory, surrounding the communication post office, al-Sibeh neighborhood and to the north west of al-Karek neighborhood in Daraa al-Balad, eliminating a number of militants.

Army units targeted the armed militant groups in al-Yadodeh village, Allajat area, to the west of Etman town, Tafas, Salmin, to the north of Tebneh, Nawa, Tsil and the national forest in Daraa countryside. A number of militants were killed and their weapons were destroyed.

In the city of Aleppo, army units foiled armed militant groups’ infiltration attempts into al-Khedr Mosque and Salah Eddin area, eliminating a number of their members.

Other army units targeted militants in the area surrounding the Air Force Academy, Kwairis, Erbid, al-Jadideh, Rasem al-Abboud, Allairamoun and the industrial city, inflicting heavy losses upon them.

Army units also killed and injured members of the armed militant groups surrounding the Central Prison, Kubtan al-Jabal, al-Atareb, al-Rashideen, Anadan, Khan Touman, Azzan, Kafer Naha, al-Ameriyeh, al-Sukkari, al-Ramouseh, al-Sheikh Said, Daret Ezzah and Mayer, destroying a number of the militants’ vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns.

In the city of Homs, army units targeted militants' dens and gatherings in the neighborhoods of Bab Houd, al-Hamidiyeh, Bab al-Draiyeb and al-Qsour in the city, inflicting heavy losses upon them.

Other army units killed and injured scores of militants in al-Daar al-Kabera, al-Ghanto, al-Khaldiyeh, al-Dweir, Burj Qa'ai, Ein Hussein, al-Amriyeh, al-Saan, Om Jreem and Tal al-Qatari in the countryside, in addition to destroying their weapons and ammunition.

Meanwhile, other army units destroyed a militants' den, a warehouse full of weapons and ammunition and a number of vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns in al-Wdaihi village in Homs countryside, killing and injuring many militants.

In the city of Deir al-Zour, army units targeted militants' dens and gatherings, killing and injuring scores of them, in addition to destroying their equipment.

An army unit destroyed a car equipped with a heavy machinegun in Boor Said Street, killing 6 militants inside it.

Another army unit targeted an armed militant group in al-Mra'aiyeh village in the countryside, in addition to destroying two vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns and eliminating all militants inside them. 

In Idlib countryside, army units destroyed a militants' den in the area surrounding Mar'aian town, killing all militants inside it, including ringleaders of militant groups.

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

More than 150,000 people have reportedly been killed and millions displaced so far due to the turmoil in the country.

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