TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army continued its military operations in Reef (countryside of) Lattakia in Western Syria on Wednesday and destroyed a strategic base of Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in the area.
The army units attacked the Al-Nusra Front’s gathering centers and positions in Reyhania village in Reef Lattakia destroying their military base.
The Syrian troops also raided and destroyed several concentration points of Al-Nusra terrorists in Marj Khukheh village of Salmi region in Reef Lattakia. More than 20 terrorists were killed during the army operations in Marj Khukheh.
The Syrian army also attacked terrorists’ positions in Al-Qasatel and Marj Al-Zawiya villages and killed 15 militants.
The rebels were targetting the nearby villages with mortar attacks launched from Ma’arasteh and Mayer villages in the vicinity of Nabl and Al-Zahra.
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.
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