Syrian Army inflicts heavy losses on foreign-backed militants

Syrian troops in Aleppo (file photo)Press TV

The Syrian Army says it has inflicted heavy losses on foreign-backed militants who are fighting against the government.

Friday saw another day of clashes in different places across the country.

In the flashpoint city of Aleppo, some leaders of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front were killed, and one of the group’s military commanders died in the fighting, the official SANA news agency reported.   

The army said it also killed and wounded many “terrorists” in the fighting in the Damascus suburbs of Jobar, al-Moaddamieh, Darayya, Doumaal-Zabadani, al-Nabik, and al-Hajar al-Aswad and seized their weapons.

Abdul-Rahman Amin, Ahmad Sharshar, Bashir Taffour, Amer Hussein, Muhammad al-Ka’ka, and Ahmad al-Raksha were identified among the dead.

Syrian government forces also launched attacks against militants in the governorates of Homs, Al-Hasakah, and Deir Ezzor, killed a large number of them, and captured many machine guns, sniper rifles, rocket launchers, and anti-tank missiles.

In addition, a unit of the Syrian armed forces ambushed militants affiliated with the al-Nusra Front in the town of Deir Ezzor and killed many of them, including their leader, Samer Antar al-Muhaisen.

The Syria crisis began in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.

The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.

In an interview broadcast on German television on February 20, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that the government did not start the conflict and the militant groups were the ones killing Syrian citizens and destroying the country’s infrastructure.

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4 thoughts on “Syrian Army inflicts heavy losses on foreign-backed militants

    1. hp — My lifetime of reading history has led me to coin the phrase, “history happens in slow motion”. In a thousand years, this 60-year old Zionist enclave that has dominated our headlines for the whole of our lives will appear to be an ill-advised experiment in building a phony nation out of whole cloth that came and went in the blink of an eye, leaving only a footnote. Be patient.

  1. “The Syrian Army says it has inflicted heavy losses on foreign-backed militants who are fighting against the government.”

    “The army said it also killed and wounded many “terrorists” in the fighting in the Damascus suburbs of Jobar, al-Moaddamieh, Darayya, Doumaal-Zabadani, al-Nabik, and al-Hajar al-Aswad and seized their weapons.”

    I’m really hoping this is true, and more than just hearsay or posturing.

  2. NATO’s army has been getting its butt kicked for the last two or three months. Thus, they are upping the hysterical lying. Just watch Assad’s interview a few weeks ago and you can tell that he looks confident.

    The problem is that the powers at the top of the West seem to think they can do anything they want, and they might decide to do something really crazy, such as mini-nukes or sending a test missile from Turkey or Israel.

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