Syria militants surrendered to Kurdish fighters

Syria militants surrendered to Kurdish fighters
Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:14:02

Several foreign-backed militants surrendered themselves to Kurdish fighters in al-Raqqa city in north central Syria.

As a result of fierce fighting among the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants, Kurdish Popular Protection Units and terrorists from al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), three brigades of the FSA militants have been forced to put down their weapons and surrender to the Kurds near the Turkish border.

Scores of militant forces were killed late Wednesday during fierce battles in south of the capital Damascus.

The heavy fighting took place in the areas of Husseiniyah, al-Thiabiyeh and Bouydah, as the Syrian army launched a wide-scale operation on the region.

Syria's official news agency SANA said government forces had "secured their control over the town of Husseiniyah and the outskirts of al-Thiabiyeh."

Moreover the militant group of Free Syrian Army (FSA) claimed responsibility for the bombing of one of Syria's two main oil refineries in the central province of Homs.

On Wednesday, the militants bombed the refinery in the central city of Homs, which reportedly left no casualties. The refinery was working only at 10 percent of its capacity when it came under attack. The refinery had a capacity of 5.7 million tons per year before the crisis began in the country.

In another development, commuting is back to normal on a strategic road in Syria that has just been retaken from Takfiri terrorists fighting against the Syrian government. The road links the central city of Hama with the flashpoint city of Aleppo in the north.

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.

As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.


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