Saturday May 04, 201310:23 PM GMT
Syrian Army gains control of strategic Qusayr Suburban areas
Sat May 4, 2013 10:20PM
Maryam Saleh, Press TV, Beirut
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The Syrian army continues to battle foreign-backed insurgents across the country. It seems that the militants are losing ground to the Syrian national army --- something that could lead to the isolation of the insurgents and even intimidating foreign countries that support the opposition groups.

Only days before a significant meeting between The Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov with his US counterpart John Kerry the Syrian army seems to be gaining ground. Now, The Arab Syrian army is in full control of the countryside in the area of Qusayr after several hours of confrontations ended the presence of foreign-backed insurgents in the Eastern countryside.

Tal Hanash was the major point of confrontation and a significant stronghold for the foreign backed insurgents.

With the Qusayr countryside battle won, Army generals believe it would only be days or even hours before it drives out rebels from inside Qusayr itself.

The destruction of holy religious sites in a former rebel stronghold in the town of, Jousy, is disastrous.

With calm returning to several areas, observers hope that the coming days could see the return of many Syrian refugees.

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