Syria army retakes town of al-Sarkha in Qalamoun

Syria army retakes town of al-Sarkha in Qalamoun
Mon Apr 14, 2014 17:34:42

Syrian army forces have liberated the town of al-Sarkha in the strategic Qalamoun region, killing scores of foreign-backed Takfiri militants operating inside Syria.

Army units retaking the full control of al-Sarkha from foreign-backed Takfiri militants, restored “security and stability” in the town, a Syrian military source told the official SANA news agency on Monday.

The source also said that government forces also took control of the mountains surrounding al-Sarkha and killed a huge number of the militants.

The achievement came as the army forces have been conducting a series of attacks against the militants across the country since mid-March.

Government forces began an operation on Sunday to liberate the surrounding areas of the strategic region.

On Sunday, President Bashar al-Assad said that the war in Syria has shifted strongly in favor of the government forces as they have made continuous gains against the foreign-backed Takfiri militants.

Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since 2011.

According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies - especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey - are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.


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