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Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:40AM
Syrian troops celebrate clearing a neighborhood in the capital, Damascus, of insurgents. (File photo)

Syrian troops celebrate clearing a neighborhood in the capital, Damascus, of insurgents. (File photo)

Syrian security forces have attacked a group of insurgents who were trying to infiltrate into Syria through the border with Lebanon. The Syrian troops have many times blocked such attempts by the foreign-sponsored insurgents over the past months. The army has also inflicted heavy losses on the terrorists in several towns and cities. On Saturday, the security forces killed a number of insurgents in the town of Rityan, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of the city of Aleppo. In the northwestern port city of Latakia, the forces arrested a group of the insurgents attempting to block main roads on the same day. The anti-Syria Western regimes have been calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, but Russia and China remain opposed to the Western drive to oust Assad. British and German media have recently disclosed that spies from the two European countries are providing the insurgents with intelligence about the movements of Syrian troops. Russia has also rejected the idea of imposing no-fly zones over Syria, which the United States says it is ready to consider. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in a recent interview with Sky News Arabia that creating “no-fly zones and safety zones for military purposes by citing an international crisis… is unacceptable.” HSN/JR
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