TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army reported a successful chain of operations carried out against extremist militant groups across the country as the country awaits an international peace conference aimed at finding a solution to end the ongoing foreign-charged war in Syria.
Syrian army forces launched attacks against militants in the provinces of Damascus, Deir Ezzor, Homs, Aleppo, Idlib, and Daraa on Sunday, the official the state news agency reported.
There are not usually clear data of how many were killed or injured in these operations, yet improvements were reported by the national army side against foreign-backed militants.
The Syrian army has recently conducted successful clean-up operations across the country.
Recent investigations by various media outlets have found that the militants are taking amphetamine stimulants to stay on their feet in exhausting battles against Syrian army forces.
Al-Qaeda linked groups are also said to be using stimulant drugs extensively as they launch many attacks at night and are engaged in gruesome battles.
Syrian Foreign minister has said that militants from 83 countries are fighting in Syria who entered mostly from Turkey borders to the country.
A British defense study showed that about 100,000 militants, fragmented into 1,000 groups, are fighting in Syria against the government and people.
The extracts of the study by defense consultancy IHS Jane’s were published on September 16, 2013.
The crisis in Syria started in March 2011, when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of western and regional states.
More than 130,000 people have been killed and millions displaced in the turmoil.
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