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Militants attack Syrian villages with bombs, rockets: Report

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
In this file photo, a burnt-out car is seen after a powerful car bomb exploded near the headquarters of Syria’s ruling Baath party in the center of the capital, Damascus. (Photo by SANA)

Massive explosions have reportedly ripped through two villages in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib as foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants detonated four cars rigged with explosives and fired 250 rockets at the villages.

On Friday, al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front militants and the members of allied terrorist outfits exploded four car bombs in al-Foua and Kefraya and launched 250 rockets at the villages, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

There were no immediate reports of casualties and the extent of the damage inflicted.

Meanwhile, Syrian army soldiers, backed by fighters from the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement, have taken control of Nabou’ neighborhood in the strategic city of Zabadani, which is situated approximately 45 kilometers (27 miles) northwest of the capital, Damascus, following fierce clashes with Takfiri militants.

Syrian fighter jets also bombarded militant positions in several villages and regions across Latakia Province, killing a large number of terrorists in the airstrike.

Government forces also engaged a group of Daesh extremists near the army air force academy east of Aleppo, located 355 kilometers (220 miles) north of Damascus, killing a number of the terrorists.

Syrian soldiers keep watch in al-Mishrfeh town of the western province of Latakia, March 27, 2014. (Photo by Xinhua)


Additionally, Syrian army units targeted terrorist hideouts and supply lines in the southwestern province of Quneitra, killing a number of the militants and destroying their equipment.

The foreign-sponsored conflict in Syria, which flared in March 2011, has claimed more than 240,000 lives up until now, according to reports.

The United Nations (UN) says the militancy has displaced more than 7.2 million Syrians internally, and compelled over four million others to take refuge in neighboring countries, including Jordan and Lebanon.

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