At least 50 Takfiri militants killed in Syria’s Qalamun

At least 50 Takfiri militants killed in Syria’s Qalamun
Sat Aug 2, 2014 16:58:03

Syrian troops have killed at least 50 members of so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front terrorist groups in the strategic region of al-Qalamun near the border with Lebanon.

The clashes raged through the night and into the morning on Saturday in the border region of Qalamun, said the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Syrian forces liberated most of the Qalamun region in April, with many insurgents withdrawing from the strategic area or slipping across the border in Lebanon.

But pockets of insurgents have remained in the mountainous region.

In another incident, a local chief of Nusra Front was killed in an apparent assassination after a bomb exploded in his car.

"Nusra's chief in Idlib (province), Yaacub al-Omar, was killed overnight when a bomb went off in his car near his house in the Khan al-Subul area," the Observatory said.


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