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Army Thwarts Militants’ Attack on Strategic Region in Damascus Countryside

30 December 2013 11:34

13920713000678_PhotoIThe Syrian army foiled an attempt by the armed rebels to capture a military center between Al-Jobar and Al-Qaboun towns in Damascus countryside in Southern Syria.
The army units clashed with the armed groups near Sirounix wall located between Jobar and Al-Qaboun and prevented them from gaining control over a military center in the area.

A large number of militants have been killed and many more injured in the clashes in the Damascus countryside.

Meantime, the Syrian army destroyed a booby-trapped building near Al-Malieh building and Al-Kou district in Douma city, killing tens of the armed rebels who were trapped inside the building.

On Sunday, the Syrian army took full control of a strategic highway in the countryside of Damascus.

The army units took full control and restored security to Sahl Al-Zobdani highway in Northwestern Reef Damascus.

Meantime, the army destroyed the gathering centers of the armed rebels in Mazaya and Al-Zobdani towns, killing scores of militants in heavy clashes in the two regions.

The army’s control over Sahl Al-Zobdani highway is of strategic importance because the militants had opened their way to Al-Zobdani town and its suburban area from Sahl Al-Zobdani highway.

The conflict in Syria started in March 2011, when sporadic pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of western and regional states.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle-East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.

As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.

Washington has remained indifferent to warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.

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