FSA claims shot down Syrian army plane

Syrian troopers are seen on a tank in the town of Qusayr, June 5, 2013.

The so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) claims it has shot down a Syrian military plane near Damascus.

The militant group said the aircraft was shot down in Rif Dimashq Governorate on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the foreign-backed Syrian opposition sources claimed that militants had made inroads in the eastern city of Deir al-Zour, prompting heavy artillery attacks by the Syrian army.

Syria’s armed forces continue operations against Takfiris across the country.

The army said on Sunday that its units had gunned down over a hundred militants, most of them non-Syrians, in the neighborhoods of al-Warsha and al-Hamidieh in the strategic city of Homs, western Syria.

The foreign-sponsored militancy in Syria has taken its toll on the lives of more than 100,000 people and led to the displacement of a total of 7.8 million others, according to figures released by the United Nations.

On October 7, the UN said over four million other Syrians will be forced out of their homes in 2014 due to the escalating conflict in the country. Two million Syrians are also expected to take refuge outside the country, while another 2.25 million are predicted to be internally displaced next year.

By Press TV


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