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Army forces kill 125 Takfiri militants in western Syria

Iran Press TV

Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:24PM

More than 120 foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants have been killed in Syria's western-central province of Hama as Syrian army troops backed by fighter jets carried out separate mop-up operations against the extremists.

A military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said told Syria's official news agency SANA on Saturday that Syrian military aircraft bombarded militant hideouts in the villages of Atshan, al-Tamanah and Tel Sakik and several other areas, killing at least 50 Daesh terrorists.

Another 75 members of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front militant group were eliminated, and their pick-up trucks with heavy machine guns mounted on them were destroyed as Syrian government troopers launched a barrage of mortar shells and artillery rounds at Um Haratain Village, where the Takfiris had been holed up.

The developments came a day after Syrian soldiers managed to wrest complete control of al-Bahsa Village in the al-Suqaylabiyah district of Hama Province, killing 104 terrorists and destroying seven vehicles equipped with heavy machine guns and medium-caliber long-barreled guns.

Syrian army forces also stormed terrorist positions on the outskirts of the northern city of Aleppo, located 355 kilometers (220 miles) north of the capital, Damascus, killing an unspecified number of Takfiri militants.

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, according to the United Nations (UN).

The world body says 12.2 million people, including more than 5.6 million children, remain in need of humanitarian assistance. The foreign-sponsored militancy has displaced 7.6 million people.

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