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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Kills Tens of Saudi Terrorists in Aleppo Countryside


The Syrian army killed a large number of terrorists in heavy clashes in Aleppo countryside in the Northern parts of the country.

The army conducted different operations in different parts of the Aleppo countryside and killed at least 30 Saudi Takfiri terrorists after destroying their gathering centers.

Also in the past 24 hours, armed conflicts erupted between Jaysh al-Islam and Jaysh Al-Ummah terrorists in Douma countryside.

Meantime, the Syrian Armed Forces struck major blows at militants in the countryside of Quneitra and Homs, leaving a large number of them dead and injured.

The gathering centers of the foreign-backed militants were raided by the army soldiers in the areas of Bi’r al-Ajam, Jibata al-Khashab and al-Briqa in Quneitra.

The army also inflicted heavy losses upon the militants in Homs countryside, killing scores of them in Ein Hussein, al-Janoubi, Deir Foul Tal, and Abu al-Sanasel.

Elsewhere, Foreign-backed militants sustained major losses as the Syrian Army continued to score more gains against the armed groups in Idlib province.

A military source said that the army soldiers inflicted heavy casualties on the militants in the Northern Province of Idlib, killing a huge number of them in the city of Abu al-Douhor and Talab village.

The army also cleared a factory in Sarja from explosive devices.

Meantime, the hideouts of the militants came under the attack of the Syrian Army in Saraqeb, al-Arba’ain, Mantaf and Ihsem in the countryside of Idlib.

Also, clashes resumed at the Syria-Turkey border, where thousands of Syrian Kurds have been trying to escape from the advance of the ISIL terrorists on their towns.

Turkish authorities briefly closed the border on Sunday, after clashes broke out between security forces and protesters, who had rallied in support of the refugees.

The number of Syrian Kurds who have crossed the border into Turkey over the last several days, escaping from ISIL fighters, has exceeded 130,000, according to the latest estimate by Turkish authorities.

The figure was given by Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus, who believes the number of refugees is likely to grow.

“If ISIL attacks continue in the Kobane region, Turkey may face an intensive influx,” Kurtulmus told reporters in Ankara.

The extremist group launched an offensive on Kurd-populated areas of Northern Syria on Tuesday, forcing thousands of residents to flee their homes. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group has captured at least 64 villages around the border city of Ayn al-Arab, or Kobani in Kurdish, which is home to one of the largest Kurdish communities in Syria.

On Sunday, protesters at the border accused Ankara of helping create the problem of the ISIL in the first place, by backing Syrian rebels against President Assad.

Political Analyst Caleb Maupin also believes Ankara should share responsibility for the current refugee crisis.

“The fact that Turkey has allowed these extremists, which are seeking to destabilize Syria to set up bases in Turkey and go over the border to carry out their attacks in Syria… it’s going to come back to haunt them. If you support these kinds of elements they will eventually turn on you,” Maupin said.

The Turkish border with Syria has been reopened, but only at one point, near the town of Mursitpinar, according to Turkey’s emergencies directorate, the AFAD.

“A single point has been opened for displaced Syrians, so that we can do identity control and give first aid, vaccinating people if necessary,” an AFAD official said, according to AFP.

The UN refugee agency, the UNHCR, warned on Saturday that the total number of refugees might eventually be estimated in the hundreds of thousands.

Meantime, Syria accused the West of lacking the “true will” necessary to confront terrorism in the region, criticizing the US-led coalition that has vowed to crush the ISIL Takfiri group, media reports said.

“The US and western move to form an alliance outside the framework of the UN Security Council to fight the ISIL terrorist group does not reflect a true will to confront terrorism,” Syria’s Parliament Speaker Jihad al-Laham said on Sunday in a speech.

“The same countries that are joining the international coalition are the ones that participated in arming and financing the militant groups in Syria,” he added, referring to the Persian Arab Gulf states, like Saudi Arabia, that have openly expressed their support for the armed rebellion in Syria and have recently joined the international effort to fight against the ISIL..

Al-Laham also denounced the superpowers for rejecting Damascus’ offer for joint cooperation on targeting ISIL positions with airstrikes on Syrian soil.

“Are there any sane persons who could think about fighting terrorism without cooperation with the countries which are exposed to it?” he said.

“Whoever truly wants to fight terrorism must learn from Syria and its army,” the speaker said, adding they should also cooperate with the Syrian government according to a long-term plan.

On Wednesday, the US House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to back Obama’s plan to train and arm vetted members of the “moderate” Syrian opposition, while the president excluded the use of ground troops.

Syria has slammed plans that exclude Damascus, as well as the idea of arming and training the Syrian rebels, claiming that there are no “moderate” rebels fighting in Syria and that the vast majority of them are fighting with an array of radical militant groups.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs and terrorists against both the army and civilians.

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.

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