Syrian army retakes beautiful historic town

Syrian army retakes beautiful historic town
Thu Sep 5, 2013 21:57:04

The Syrian army soldiers have recaptured one of the most beautiful and historic towns near capital, named Ma'loula, from the militant occupiers, al-Alam reports.

According to our reporter, the army brought the town under full control on Thursday.

The town is located 56 km to the northeast of capital Damascus, and is built into the rugged mountainside, at an altitude of more than 1500 meters.

Syria is bracing against a possible US attack which Washington has been threatening to conduct anytime soon.

Tensions rose high in the region after US said it was planning to attack Syria over conflicting reports of a chemical attack which they blamed it on the Syrian government based on anti-Syria militants’ claims.

Damascus has categorically denied using chemicals and has said it had evidence that showed the foreign-backed militants conducted the attack to open the way for their Western supporters to enter the war.

Washington, which has been supporting the anti-Syria militants both politically and militarily, had said before that using chemicals is its redline and it would only enter directly in the war if the Syrian army used chemical weapons.

Reports of the alleged attack emerged on August 21, after militants posted videos and photos of dead bodies, foamed in their mouths, and claimed the army conducted the attack on people in Ghouta, near capital.

Ghouta is a militant-held area and the army soldiers have been denied access to it for months.

However Syrian government helped a visiting team of UN inspectors last week to visit and investigate several sites which they had evidence were targeted by chemical weapons by militants.

The UN inspectors which left Damascus on August 31st said the result of their report could take three weeks to come out.



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