Syrian army kills 22 militants in Northern Syria

Foreign-backed militants operating in Syria (file photo)

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army continued its mop-up operations in Reef (countryside of) Ariha in Northern Syria on Wednesday, and killed tens of militants.

The army conducted operations in Ma’ar Belit town in the countryside of Ariha and killed 22 armed rebels. Ma’ar Belit is located on Idlib-Saqlin road.

The Syrian army also pounded the positions of the militants in the Western parts of Idlib, and killed 22 armed rebels in the area.

The government forces repelled another group of armed rebels in heavy clashes in reef Ariha and prevented them from taking position in Al-Fanar Restaurant in Al-Arbaeen mountainous region.

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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