Syria Troops, Popular Forces Foil Terrorist Attacks in Quneitra

Syria Troops, Popular Forces Foil Terrorist Attacks in Quneitra
Fri Oct 2, 2015 08:10:18

The Syrian army, backed by popular fighters, has foiled attacks by Takfiri militants in the countryside of the province of Quneitra, making it impossible for the terrorists to infiltrate into the southwestern region of Syria.

On Thursday, the terrorists made several attempts to take control of three strategic villages, including Harfa, in the countryside of the province, but their attempts were thwarted by units of the Syrian army, which conducted their operations in cooperation with volunteer fighters.

“We monitor the area day and night. They repeatedly tried to infiltrate. Our sole mission is to repel the terrorists linked directly with Israel,” a Syrian soldier said.

But inside the village of Harfa, which was hit by militants' mortar attacks, the life was normal.

"We will never leave our village” despite the mortar attacks, a resident, injured in such an attack on Harfa, told Press TV correspondent.

The army also destroyed hideouts and vehicles of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front and other Takfiri groups operating in the northern countryside of the province.

A number of terrorists were killed in the operations by the Syrian forces and their allied fighters and some others were injured. The terrorists' weapons depot was also destroyed in the villages of Jubata al-Khashab and Tranjeh.

A unit of the army destroyed three heavy military vehicles belonging to the al-Nusra Front terrorists and killed a number of terrorists in an operation carried out near Tranjeh.

The Syrian army also conducted a number of successful operations in other provinces, including Aleppo, Idlib, Sweida, Dara’a, Hama, and Homs.

Syria’s official news agency, SANA, reported on Tuesday that at least 30 al-Nusra Front militants were killed in a series of mop-up operations by the Syrian army across the country’s embattled northwestern province of Aleppo.

The foreign-sponsored conflict in Syria, which flared in March 2011, has claimed the lives of more than 250,000 people and left over one million injured.

The United Nations says 12.2 million people, including more than 5.6 million children, remain in need of humanitarian assistance in the Arab country. The foreign-sponsored militancy has also displaced some 11 million people - about half the country's pre-war population; Press TV reported.

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