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Syrian troops regain control of more areas in Aleppo
A foreign-backed insurgent in Syria prepares his anti-aircraft machine gun in Aleppo
A foreign-backed insurgent in Syria prepares his anti-aircraft machine gun in Aleppo's Saif al-Dawla district. (File photo)
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:59PM
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Syrian troops have regained control of more areas in Aleppo from foreign-backed insurgents as security forces killed 180 insurgents and captured 30 others, including 10 snipers, Press TV reports.


The areas were recaptured on Tuesday as part of a major military operation against insurgents fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad in the flashpoint northern city.

The Syrian troops also cleared a Christian neighborhood in Aleppo of insurgents and drove insurgents out of the southern province of Dara’a.

Residents of the al-Jadideh neighborhood celebrated the Syrian Army’s recent victories.

Earlier in the day, the Syrian Army reportedly seized an arms cache in Aleppo’s Seif al-Dowla district.

Meanwhile, the army killed a large number of insurgents in the city’s Bustan al-Basha and Suleiman al-Halabi districts.

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.

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.

A number of hostile Arab and Western countries, particularly Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United States and Britain, are providing insurgents with weapons to fight against the Syrian government forces.

KA/AS
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