The army attacked the terrorists’ hideouts in Zulmaka, Arabin, al-Atibeh, al-Ghasouleh, Harasta, and Hajar al-Aswad in Reef Damascus this morning and killed, at least, 40 armed rebels in those districts.
A total of 8 terrorists were also killed in Maliheh district, and 35 others in Sheifoneyeh in Reef Damascus by the Syrian army.
The heavy clashes between the army and the terrorists in Aqraba, and Nahr Aisheh continued and at least 11 armed rebels were killed and several others wounded.
Terrorists have tried hard in the last several days to make Syrian cities unsafe for citizens, but the army has purged them from most neighborhoods and districts, killed tens of them and arrested many others.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.
Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.
The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.