It has been said that Syrian forces have advanced into the city’s Khalidiya district as well.
The nearby town of Qusayr has also been witnessing fighting between troops and insurgents.
On Saturday, the Syrian army announced that its forces had killed dozens of insurgents, including four Turks, in the northwestern city of Aleppo.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Damascus says ‘outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists’ are the driving factor behind the unrest and deadly violence while the opposition accuses the security forces of being behind the killings.
Western states have been calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down. However, Russia and China are strongly opposed to the Western drive to oust Assad.
The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the armed militants are foreign nationals, mostly from Egypt, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan.