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Popular Uprising against Al-Nusra Reported in Northern Homs

13 February 2018 20:28

 

Tens of civilians in a key town in Northern Homs protested against the Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) and called for their expulsion from the region, local sources reported on Tuesday.

The sources said that people in the town of al-Rastan have demonstrated against the Al-Nusra militants and called for their expulsion from their region.

The sources further added that the protest occurred after Al-Nusra executed one of the civilians in the town.

In a relevant development in the province on Sunday that army forces warded off the terrorist groups’ heavy offensive in Northeastern Homs, inflicting major losses on the militants.

The army men repelled a heavy attack of the terrorists near the village of Salim in Northeastern Homs, killing or wounding a number of gunmen.

In the meantime, the army’s artillery units pounded terrorists’ positions in al-Sa’an al-Aswad, Hawsh Hajwa and Talbiseh regions in Northern Homs after the militants violated ceasefire in de-escalation zone and targeted the army positions.

The army’s heavy fire inflicted major losses on the militants.

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