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Syrian army troopers deal major blows to Takfiri militants

21 October 2015 11:20

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Army forces in Syria have carried out mop-up operations against foreign-backed militants across the conflict-ridden Arab country, inflicting heavy losses on them.

On Tuesday, a total of 20 terrorists were killed during intense clashes with Syrian troops in the Kaferkar Village of the northwestern province of Aleppo, located 355 kilometers (220 miles) north of the capital, Damascus, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported.

An unspecified number of Takfiri extremists were also killed, and their weapons and munitions were destroyed as Syrian soldiers mounted an offensive in the Sheikh Lutfi Village of the same province.

Syrian troopers also raided several terrorist hideouts in other towns and villages of the Aleppo Province, killing a large number of militants and destroying their vehicles.

In addition, the army engaged al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front terrorists in the al-Ameriyah, al-Rashidin and Karm al-Jabal neighborhoods of the city of Aleppo. Scores of militants were killed in the fighting.

The developments came on the same day as Syria’s Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad said Syrian government forces are gearing up for a “decisive battle” to retake Aleppo from the clutches of Takfiri terrorists.

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