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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Kills 500 Militants Near Turkish Border

13921228000380_PhotoI2The Syrian army killed hundreds of foreign-backed militants in the Northern parts of the war-hit country.
The army units killed 500 terrorists who were trying to enter Syria from neighboring Turkey.
Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian army killed a senior militant commander in the Damascus countryside.
The army units killed head of the Opposition Military Council in Al-Qalamoun region in Damascus countryside on Thursday.
Also, the Syrian army killed a notorious terrorist ringleader in Felita region.
The army killed Ahmad Navaf, commander of Seif Al-Haq battalions, in heavy clashes in Felita region.
Meantime, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned of the dangers of terrorism and extremism backed by the West and some countries in the region.
President al-Assad cautioned, during a meeting Thursday with an Armenian parliamentary delegation, that this extremist ideology poses a threat of fragmenting the region that has been historically characterized by cultural and social diversity, Syrian Arab News Agency reported.
Elsewhere, Turkey’s main opposition party criticized Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his policy on neighboring Syria.
“The world’s most immoral man is currently occupying the Turkish prime minister’s seat. He wants to drag Turkey into a war against Syria,” said Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), in an interview with al-Monitor on Thursday.
Kilicdaroglu also noted that Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is playing good-cop, bad-cop with the foreign-backed militants fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The opposition leader went on to say that the current conflict in Syria is not a threat to Turkey.
Elsewhere, a car bomb blast rocked al-Arman neighborhood in the city of Homs, claiming the life of a civilian and injuring 11 others.
A source in Homs province said that the Thursday bombing took place in the main street in the neighborhood where militants had earlier parked the car.
The source said most of the injured are women and children, adding that the terrorist attack also caused great material damage to a number of houses, cars and shops.

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