21-09-2019 01:53 PM Jerusalem Timing

Syrian Army Advances in Aleppo despite Militants’ Massacres

Syrian Army Advances in Aleppo despite Militants’ Massacres

The Syrian army achieved on Friday and Saturday great progress in the Khalidiyya and Jouret Shiah regions of Homs city and in some neighborhoods of Damascus countryside.

Syrian Arab ArmyThe Syrian army achieved on Friday and Saturday great progress in the Khalidiyya and Jouret Shiah regions of Homs city and in some neighborhoods of Damascus countryside, state-run SANA news agency reported.

A Syrian official source told SANA that dozens of improvised explosive devices have been dismantled, and many insurgents either have been killed or have fled away.

In parallel, internet websites posted online many photos of massacres committed by the armed groups active in the country.

The opposing London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the opposition militants in Khan al-Assal of Aleppo western countryside have executed more than fifty Syrian soldiers by shooting them dead.

In Hasaka, SANA said the insurgents committed another massacre by against the village of Maqbara in the rural city, where they executed seven citizens in response to the people's rejection of acts carried out by militants in the region.

Meanwhile, the Syrian army continues chasing militants in Damascus countryside, who are fortified in several neighborhoods, particularly in Barza, Jobar, Adra-the town, Duma and areas of eastern Ghota, inflicting them heavy losses.

In the meantime, Russia renewed calls on international partners and Syrian opposition groups to provide an initial evaluation of the "terrorist crimes" in Syria, urging them to avoid the double-standard policy "which might allow the international terrorism to achieve its goals in Syria."

Tunisian interior ministry also announced on Friday that the security apparatus has banned - since March 2013 till today- 4500 Tunisian from travelling to Turkey to fight the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad forces under the title of "Jihad".

A ministry official said that most of those banned are young people affected by the Salafist ideology, noting that they intended to enter Syria across Turkey, to which they travel from Tunisia or neighboring Libya.

The Syrian army launched a wide-scale military operation in April to put an end to the violent unrest in the country.

Syria was hit by the unrest since mid-March 2011, where the Syrian government accuses foreign actors of orchestrating the conflict by supporting the militant opposition groups with arms and money.