Syrian army stops militants entering from Turkey

Syrian army stops militants entering from Turkey
Sun Jun 9, 2013 18:28:15

Syrian army has blocked an attempt by an armed terrorist group to infiltrate from Turkey into the Syrian territories through Nabe' al-Mur village in the countryside of Latakia, a military source has said.

According to official SANA news agency most members of the terrorist group were killed and their weapons and ammunition were destroyed.

A heavy machinegun mounted on a vehicle containing large amounts of various types of arms was seen among their equipments.

Meanwhile, Syrian soldiers confronted with a group of terrorists who tried to attack a military point near a cork factory in the countryside of Jisr al-Shughour in Idleb province.

Clashes go on in different parts of the war-torn country as the army tries to restore security to the areas occupied by militants and terrorist groups.

The Syrian army has clinched victories against the militants in recent days, liberating the strategic towns of Qusayr, Qunaytirah and Daba’a in the west.

Qusayr was an important center and supply route for the armed groups.

Damascus says a large number of militants including al-Qaeda-linked Salafists have been killed in the recent battles.

On June 5, the Syrian state TV said Qusayr, which lies near the border with Lebanon, was under full control of the Syrian army following weeks of fighting with militants. Syrian troops were backed by forces from the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah during the Qusayr operation.

Syrian government forces also managed to retake control of several villages near Qusayr on June 7 and pushed the militants out of the central villages of Salhiyeh and Masoudiyeh.

The foreign-sponsored militancy in Syria has taken its toll on the lives of many people, including large numbers of Syrian soldiers and security personnel, since the outbreak of turmoil more than two years ago.

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