Syrian army repels militants’ attack on Daraa in South

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian troops repelled an attack by Al-Qaeda terrorists on an army battalion in Daraa city in the Southern parts of the country.

The Al-Qaeda terrorists tried to attack the Syrian army’s infantry battalion in Harfoush in the Eastern parts of the Daraa city, but they were pushed back by the Syrian troops.

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more injured in fierce clashes with the Syrian army in Daraa city.

Earlier this week, the Syrian air force pounded the gathering centers of the Al-Qaeda and Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants in Daraa, killing tens of the militants.

The army units bombarded the gathering centers of the militants twice in Daraa and killed more than 60 FSA armed rebels and Al-Nusra Front terrorists.

The Syrian army started its mop-up operations in several major areas of Daraa last week. The army began its operations in Daraa Al-Mahateh and its surrounding areas, including Daraa Al-Balad, Atman and Tafas.

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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