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.