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Syrian army troopers inflict heavy losses on Takfiri militants

26 October 2015 7:46


Syrian government forces have carried out large-scale mop-up operations against foreign-backed Takfiri militants across the conflict-ridden Arab country, delivering stinging blows to them.

A military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Syrian army soldiers backed by fighters from allied popular defense groups launched an offensive on the southwestern outskirts of the capital, Damascus, on Sunday, killing a large number of al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front terrorists, Syria’s official SANA news agency reported.

Syrian troopers also stormed a stronghold of Takfiri Daesh militants in the Khirbet Saada district of the country’s southwestern province of al-Suwayda. Scores of extremists were killed, and a considerable amount of their arms and munitions was destroyed.

Additionally, Syrian army forces raided a position of the so-called Jund al-Aqsa militant group close to the town of al-Latamna in the western-central province of Hama on Sunday, killing an unspecified number of terrorists. A militant commander, identified as Mohammad Rashed but better known by the nom de guerre Abu al-Atir, was among the slain Takfiris.

Elsewhere in the town of Teir Maalah in Syria’s central Homs Province, government troops attacked the positions of foreign-backed militants, killing a large number of terrorists and destroying their ammunition.

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