'Syrian army chasing foreign terrorists'

'Syrian army chasing foreign terrorists'
Fri Aug 9, 2013 09:17:18

Syrian Defense Minister Fahd al-Freij says the army is chasing foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists who are ‘in service of’ the Israeli regime.

The Syrian army is “chasing mercenary terrorists around the clock across Syria who came from all over the world to implement colonial schemes in service of the Zionist entity [Israel],” said Freji during a visit to a Syrian military base on Thursday.

The Syrian minister also praised the army troops for their courage in “fighting the fiercest type of wars in history” to uproot terrorism in the country.

He also visited the soldiers who were injured in the battle against extremist groups operating in Syria.

On August 5, Freij paid a similar visit to army forces in the former militant stronghold of Khaldiyeh in Syria’s western city of Homs after they liberated the key district in late July, following weeks of heavy clashes with militants.

Over the past weeks, the Syrian army has managed to inflict major losses on anti-Damascus armed groups across Syria.

Syria has been gripped by deadly turmoil since 2011. According to reports, Western powers and their regional allies - especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey - are supporting the militants operating inside the country.

President Bashar al-Assad said on August 5 that Syria will strike terror “with an iron fist.”


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