Syria

Syria seized large cache of weapons from terrorists in Baba Amr

Syrian authorities say large amounts of weapons and ammunitions have been seized in the Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs after the army cleared the area of terrorists groups.

They have also said that a number of tunnels were discovered in Baba Amr, a key stronghold of the terrorist Syrian Free Army.

According to the Syrian army, the terrorist fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad have been killed, arrested or escaped and Baba Amr is now under full government control after almost three weeks of heavy clashes.

Syria says by pushing terrorist away from Baba Amr, it has paved the way for the Red Cross and the Red Crescent to enter the area.

Damascus said the army took control of the Baba Amr district on Thursday after defeating the last pockets of armed gangs in the neighborhood and forcing them to flee the area.

Meanwhile, dozens of Baba Amr residents who had fled the area over the violence are returning to their homes.

The main anti-government group, the Free Syrian Army, however, has claimed to have pulled out of the district in a “tactical” move.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011. The violence has claimed the lives of hundreds, reportedly including over 2,000 security forces.

Damascus blames ‘outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups’ for the unrest, asserting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.

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