Syrian army continues gains against rebel forces

Syrian army continues gains against rebel forces
Sat Mar 8, 2014 08:36:54

Syrian army troops have continued their advanced against foreign-backed insurgents in the northwestern area of the country inflicting losses to their forces and military hardware.

Government forces established full control over the southern entrance of the town of al-Zara in the Talkalakh countryside and the eastern hills overlooking the town, the official SANA news agency reported on Friday.

Numerous armed insurgents were killed during an operation by Syrian soldiers aimed at pushing deeper into the town's southern axis.

The army troopers further managed to dismantle several improvised explosive devices planted by the foreign-sponsored rebel elements to hinder the army’s progress.

Syria has been embattled by a foreign-sponsored insurgency and violence since 2011. According to various press accounts, about 130,000 people have been killed in the violence, which has also displaced millions of Syrians.

The reports further indicate that Western powers and their regional allies -- especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey – have been backing and supplying the insurgents operating inside Syria.


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