Syrian government forces have killed at least 50 Takfiri terrorists in an ambush in the suburbs of the capital, Damascus, as they continue to make fresh gains against the foreign-backed militants.
The terrorists were killed as they tried to escape the eastern suburb of Maydaa toward the nearby area of Dumair in Damascus countryside, official news agency SANA reported on Wednesday.
A large number of militants were also killed and injured in clashes with units of the Syrian army near the city of Douma, close to the capital.
Syria’s armed forces inflicted heavy losses on the foreign-sponsored militants in the suburb of Jobar while they stormed the dens and gatherings of the terrorists in the strategic Qalamoun region, leaving scores of militants dead and injured.
On Wednesday, units of the Syrian armed forces managed to push large numbers of the militants out of villages in the northwestern province of Aleppo. The army captured a strategic road leading to areas inside the city of Aleppo.
More than 200,000 people have been killed so far in the conflict in Syria, according to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein.
Western powers and some of their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey — are reportedly supporting the militants operating against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.