Syrian army continues to clamp down on militants

Syrian army continues to clamp down on militants
Wed Aug 27, 2014 19:25:34

Units of the Syrian armed forces have killed many militants and destroyed their equipment and heavy weaponry during operations that targeted their gatherings and dens in several areas across the country.

Army units targeted gatherings of militants in various areas in the city and countryside of Homs, leaving many of the militants dead and wounded during the operations, a military source told the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reporter on Wednesday.

The operations were carried out in al-Waar in Homs city and in the areas of Um Sharshouh in Talbiseh, al-Rastan, and in the villages of Mas’deh, Rasm al-Taweel and al-Msheirfa in the eastern countryside of Homs and in al-Josiyeh in al-Qseir countryside.

Other army units, the source added, repelled militants who attempted to infiltrate from the village of Ein Hussein towards al-Misherfeh and some military posts in al-Sa’n area in the direction of Talbiseh, killing a number of them and injuring others.

A military source told SANA that army units killed militants in Arshaf, al-Husamiyeh, Blat, al-Sakhour, Sbab, Tal al-Sh’eir, al-Mansoura, Kafar Hamra, Hayyan, al-Manasher, Bani Zaid and al-Ashrafia in Aleppo and its countryside. A number of the militants’ vehicles were destroyed in the operations.

The source added that another army unit targeted a gathering of militants in the surrounding of the Air Force Academy, leaving numbers of them dead and wounded.

Three vehicles equipped with heavy machine guns and three armored vehicles which the militants were using were also destroyed.

In Damascus Countryside (Rif Dimashq), a unit of the armed forces targeted a gathering of militants at an agricultural facility east of al-Salam highway in the countryside of Damascus, according to a military source.

A number of the militants were killed and others were injured in the operation, the source told SANA reporter.

Army units targeted gatherings of militant organizations and the hideouts of some of their leaders east of the towns of Dael and al-N’eimeh and on Jadal-al-Siyah intersection and al-Jizeh town in Daraa countryside, killing a number of militants and injuring others, in addition to destroying two vehicles which they were using, according to a military source.

SANA reporter quoted the source as saying that militants were also killed and others were wounded during operations that targeted their gatherings to the north of Tal al-Za’tar, in al-Yadoudeh town and east of al-Bak’a checkpoint in the countryside.

Many militants were also killed and their vehicles and equipment were destroyed during operations that targeted the militants’ gatherings and hideouts in al-Bitar farm, Atman, al-Harra and to the east of Aqraba on the road of Kafar Nasej.

An army unit destroyed a number of cars which militants were driving towards Khrab al-Shahm town.

In Daraa al-Balad in the city, an army unit killed a number of militants and destroyed a heavy machine gun which they were using in al-Arba’een neighborhood, in al-Ordun street, near the Syriatel telecommunications company’s building and to the west of al-Jumruk al-Qadim area.

In Quneitra province, army units targeted a convoy of cars which militants were driving from Bait Saber towards al-Najjar farm. The operation resulted in the destruction of a number of the cars and the killing of militants who were aboard them.

Army units also targeted and destroyed militants’ cars while passing towards Um Batina village and on the axis of al-Rweihna- Um al-Fattam.

In Rasm al-Khawaled and Ein al-Darb villages, units of the armed forces killed a number of militants, while two cars which militants were using were destroyed in the villages of Rasm Ali al-Abdullah and Bir Ajam.

Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since March 2011. According to the UN, over 190,000 people have been killed and millions displaced due to the violence fueled by the Western-backed militants.

The West and its regional allies, including Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, are giving financial and military support to the militants.

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