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Iran Press TV

Syrian army forces destroy large arms convoy in Idlib

Iran Press TV

Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:23AM GMT

Syrian forces in the northwestern province of Idlib have attacked and destroyed a large convoy of munitions originating from Turkey and destined for the militant groups in Syria, Press TV reports.

On Monday, Syrian troops targeted a car laden with a large amount of weapons and explosive devices on the outskirts of Idlib city, located roughly 295 kilometers (183 miles) north of the capital, Damascus.

The incident came a day after Syrian soldiers killed a large number of foreign-backed militants in the same province.

On Sunday, the army said it had killed and wounded dozens of terrorists in several areas of Idlib Province including Jisr al-Shughour, al-Janoudia, al-Hamama, and al-Yaqoupia, and seized their weapons.

Syrian troops also ambushed militants in al-Mahamil valley in Ein al-Sheb area and killed many armed men affiliated with al-Tawhid Brigade.

The Syrian army continues operations against the militants across the country.

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday that the situation in the country was improving as the army enjoys people's support in the fight against terrorism.

On the same day, the Syrian forces thwarted an attack by a group of gunmen against the Daba'a military airbase near the town of al-Qusayr, which is situated about 35 kilometers (22 miles) south of the western city of Homs.

The Syrian government has repeatedly stated that the chaos, which has gripped the country for more than two years, is being orchestrated from outside, and that the West and its regional allies including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey are supporting the militant groups in Syria.


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