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Iran Press TV

Syria army tightens noose around militants

Iran Press TV

Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:36AM GMT

The Syrian army has stepped up its operations against the foreign-backed Takfiri militants operating inside Syria, inflicting heavy losses on them.

On Tuesday, the Syrian troops continued their clean-up operations against the militants in al-Halak and al-Sheikh Lutfi in Aleppo, killing many of them and destroying their weapons, Syria's official news agency SANA reported.

Syrian forces also stormed the militants' hideouts in many areas, including Khan Touman, Erbid, Qadi Askar, and al-Mansoura, in the countryside of Aleppo, killing a large number of them and injuring many others.

Syrian soldiers also clashed with the militants in the town of Jisereen in the countryside of Damascus, killing scores of them. Also, in the Ghouta region, east of the capital, Syrian soldiers targeted the militants' hideouts, killing a number of them.

Elsewhere, in the town of Saraqeb in Idleb Province, Syrian army units clashed with the foreign-backed Takfiri militants, destroying their hideouts and killing all of them.

A number of militants were also killed by Syrian troops in the city of al-Rastan in the countryside of Homs. Syrian soldiers also foiled an infiltration attempt by the militants in the village of Maksar al-Hisan in the eastern countryside of Homs.

The army units also carried out large-scale operations against the foreign-sponsored militants in other parts of the country, inflicting heavy losses on them.

Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since March 2011. According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies - especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey - are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.

IA/HJL



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