Syrian army clears town in Rif Dimashq: video

Sat Aug 17, 2013 20:52:46

The Syrian army has completely cleared the al-Khamissiya town in East al-Ghouta in Rif Dimashq governorate of foreign-backed militants, al-Alam reports.

The Syrian army forces also clashed with militants in al-Qosour and al-Abbasiya areas in Rif Dimashq, al-Alam correspondent reported on Saturday.

The army forces killed a number of foreign-backed militants in the villages of al-Bariqa and Bir Ajam in Quneitra.

The ringleader of Ahrar al-Sham group and a number of its members were also killed in the Syrian army operation in Aleppo.

The Syrian army also killed a remarkable number of foreign-backed militants in the suburbs of Idlib.

The Syrian army units managed to take control of a large number of villages in the northern countryside of Latakia after they were controlled by foreign-backed militants.

The war in Syria started in March 2011, when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.


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