Oct. 2, 2013
The Syrian army says it has killed dozens of foreign-backed militants, including a large number of foreign nationals, and seized their weapons during operations across the country.
The army launched attacks against the militants in the provinces of Damascus, Hama, Daraa, Aleppo, Homs, Idlib and Latakia on Tuesday and killed dozens of them, the official SANA news agency reported.
In addition, the Syrian armed forces captured many machine guns, sniper rifles, rocket launchers, and hand-made rockets.
Several roadside bombs were defused along the Hama-Idlib highway.
The government troops have recently conducted successful clean-up operations across the country, inflicting heavy losses on the militants.
The Syrian army’s push against the militants rattled their sponsors.
Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said on June 26 that Saudi Arabia is trembling with fear because of the Syrian army’s continuous gains against the militants.
In a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Jeddah on June 25, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal insisted that the militants in Syria must be armed with anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapons. Read more…