Armed rebels kill tens of Christian villagers in Homs countryside

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian armed rebels killed tens of civilians and injured dozens more by attacking two Christian-populated villages in Homs countryside on Saturday morning.

A group of extremist armed rebels attacked two villages of Al-Hasn and Marmarita mostly populated by Christian citizens, killed more than 15 villagers and injured many more.

The Syrian army, however, repelled the attacks and pushed back the militants who were trying to capture other villages of Homs countryside in Western Syria.

The army killed tens of armed rebels in heavy clashes near Al-Havas village of Homs countryside.

The conflict in Syria started in March 2011, when sporadic pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of western and regional states.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle-East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.

As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.

Washington has remained indifferent to warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.

By Fars News Agency

 

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