The Syrian army targeted militants’ concentration centers in Talbisseh, Countryside of Homs, and killed a large number of the terrorists, including the commander of the largest brigade affiliated to the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA).
“There are a large number of armed terrorist groups. On Tuesday, Talbisseh’s most important terrorist and his brother were killed,” a security source said.
He identified the dead commander as Abu Hatem al-Dahik, head of the militant Al-Iman Brigade.
“We will continue to target the terrorists in all their hideouts,” the source told AFP on condition of anonymity.
The conflict in Syria started in March 2011, when sporadic pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of western and regional states.
The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle-East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.
As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.
Washington has remained indifferent to warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.