Syrian army continues mop-up operation in Homs

Syrian army continues mop-up operation in Homs
Fri Jul 5, 2013 16:57:32

The Syrian army has continued its mop-up operation for the sixth day in the neighborhoods of Old Homs including al-Khalidiya area, Al-Alam reports.

The army troops entered al-Khalidiya on Friday and re-captured several besieged neighborhoods and killed dozens of Takfiri militants in the latest series of attacks near western city of Homs.

The Syrian troops, who were involved in fighting with militant groups around Homs city for more than one year, are so determined to continue its massive mop-up operation to release this strategic city totally in near future.

According to witnesses the Syrian army has successfully disconnected the main connection routes among the foreign-backed militant groups in this city and has regained the control of some buildings previously captured by militants.

Reports also indicated on Thursday that the Syrian troops confiscated weapons and communication devices during their operations in the northern and southern countryside of Damascus.

According to official sources, Syrian soldiers further stormed a terrorist hideout in the southern countryside town of Herjjira.

Syrian army units also destroyed a storehouse for making explosive devices and a tunnel used by Takfiri armed groups.

Reports indicated that scores of militants were killed in the northwestern strategic city of Aleppo and its suburbs during clashes with the Syrian soldiers, who managed to destroy three mortar cannons, heavy machineguns and ammunition.

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