Video of latest operations in Qusayr's Bweida

Sat Jun 8, 2013 22:04:24

Syrian army has regained full control over all al-Qusayr previously captured areas, following weeks of intense fighting to flush out militants and terrorists, al-Alam reports.

Saturday's operation to clear the Eastern Bweida village from armed groups, the last militant bastion in the area, has restored security in the entire Qusayr region near the border with Lebanon.

According to al-Alam reporter, Roa al-Ali, nearly all foreign backed militants have left their weapons and fled their bastions.

She said militants used swage canals and tunnels dug earlier for running from the fighting scene.

One of the discovered canals was full of heavy arms and rockets which seemed to be ammunition storage.

However, residential areas which were occupied by militants are not quit safe for residents yet. Army soldiers found several mines in at least three buildings in the village and they are still looking into other areas to diffuse them.

Syrian troops established control over the key city of al-Qusayr on Wednesday following weeks of heavy clashes with militants.

Qusayr, which lies 10km from the Lebanese border, was a major supply route for militants who have been conducting a war on Syria since March 2011.

The Syrian Army is now in control of most of the towns and villages near the border with Lebanon.

There have been reports of heavy clashes between government forces and militants in Aleppo, Latakia, Idlib, Deir Ezzor and several Damascus suburbs.

According to Syria's official news agency SANA, Saudi and Yemeni nationals were among those killed in Latakia clashes.

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