Syrian forces ambush insurgent positions, kill over 200

Syrian forces ambush insurgent positions, kill over 200
Thu Aug 7, 2014 23:34:33

Syrian armed forces have conducted operations across the country targeting hiding dens and staging areas of foreign-backed insurgent groups and crushing their infiltration attempts in multiple neighborhoods and eliminating scores of the terror elements.

Government troops killed nearly 200 armed insurgent in an operation targeting hiding dens of the terror elements in the hills overlooking the areas of Wadi Bheiran, Kafr Hour, Bait Saber, Wadi Bal’eh and al-Khalal in the outskirts of Damascus, state news agency SANA reported Thursday, citing a military source.

Several of the insurgents’ vehicles equipped with heavy machine guns were also destroyed during the operation.

Army units also targeted insurgents in Bait Tima, al-Zohour Street and the agricultural establishment in Khan al-Sheih farms in Damascus Countryside, killing and injuring numerous armed elements.

In the same general area, Syrian forces further thwarted attempts by terrorists to infiltrate a military post in the vicinity of Bait Tima town, leaving most of them dead and wounded and destroying their weaponry and ammunition.

In the Quneitra countryside, meanwhile, army units targeted an insurgent staging ground in Ovania village, killing and wounding numerous armed elements and destroying a vehicle.

Government forces further ambushed insurgent fortification in the outskirts of Homs, killing and wounding scores of armed insurgents in Talbiseh, Um Sharshouh, al-Ghajar, Izz-Eddin, Ein Hussein, Rahhoum and Masa’deh and destroyed the weaponry.

In Daraa countryside, Syrian army troops killed and injured more terrorist elements in Haret al-Bajabejeh, surrounding al-Daraj well, al-Sa’eleh water tank in al-Dahiya in Daraa al-Balad, and in Inkhel and near Tal al-Mutawak.

Other army units in the same general area foiled insurgent attempts to infiltrate into al-Jumruk al-Kadim in Daraa al-Balad from al-Katibeh al-Mahjoura, eliminating a number of them and destroying a vehicle carrying several armed elements.

In Aleppo suburbs, meanwhile, Syrian troops stormed a number of insurgent bunkers and staging grounds in several neighborhoods killing a number armed militants and destroying their vehicles.

A number of terrorists were also killed and wounded when their hideouts were targeted by government forces in Bab al-Hadid, al-Salihin, al-Enzarat, Kafar Joum, al-Mansoura, Qadi Askar and al-Sheikh Fares in Aleppo countryside.

Moreover, an army unit killed and wounded a number of terrorists and destroyed their vehicles armed with heavy machineguns while targeting their staging grounds in the towns of al-Sirmanieh, al-Qarqous, al-Sheikh Sindian and Qastal al-Burj in Idleb countryside.

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