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Sat Jul 6, 2013 8:29AM
Syrian troops are seen in the city of Homs. (File photo)

Syrian troops are seen in the city of Homs. (File photo)

The Syrian army has conducted successful operations against the foreign-backed Takfiri militants over the past weeks."
Syrian army troops are advancing in the militant-infested parts of the western city of Homs, Syrian state media say. Reports said on Saturday that army soldiers took control of several buildings in the district of Khaldiyeh. Units of army also inflicted heavy losses on the foreign-backed militants in the several parts of the strategic city and killed dozens of them in the operation. The Syrian army forces have also restored security in industrial area of Qaboun near the capital Damascus, killing a number of militants there. Officials say the army forces also seized dozens of Israeli-made rockets inside the militants' hideout during the mop-up operation. The Syrian army has conducted successful operations against the foreign-backed Takfiri militants over the past weeks. The army established control over the strategically important town of Qusayr, near the Lebanese border, in early June. Foreign-sponsored militancy has taken its toll on the lives of many people, including large numbers of Syrian soldiers and security personnel, since March 2011. In an interview with Syrian daily Al-Thawra published on July 4, President Assad said the opposition and their foreign supporters have “exhausted all their tools” in a conspiracy against Syria. DB/HN