The Syrian army has destroyed five vehicles transporting weapons for insurgents on the main highway between the capital, Damascus, and the northwestern city of Aleppo. The development on Saturday comes as clashes continue between Syrian security forces and armed groups in the western city of Homs. Several insurgents have been killed in the fighting. The Syrian army has inflicted heavy losses on the insurgents over the past weeks.
President Bashar al-Assad said on Saturday that the success of political action in Syria “is dependent on putting pressure on the countries that finance and train the terrorists, and which bring weapons into Syria, until they stop doing so.”He made the remarks during a meeting with UN-Arab League Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi in Damascus. “The political work continues, in particular by calling for dialogue between Syrians based on the aspirations of all Syrians,” Assad stated. Brahimi, the former UN envoy to Afghanistan and Iraq, replaced Kofi Annan, who stepped down as the UN-Arab League envoy for Syria at the end of August. HSN/JR