Syria army clears Turkish border of militant groups


The Syrian army has continued mop-up operations in several areas to hunt and eliminate terrorists in the war-torn country.

An army unit destroyed the so-called ‘Sharia court’ that belonged to armed terrorist groups in Bab al-Hawa border crossing near Turkey, killing dozens of terrorists in operations against their gatherings and hideouts in several areas.

On Wednesday, army units eliminated a number of terrorists from al-Nusra Front in a series of precise operations targeting their hideouts in the farms of al-Sahel and al-Mashrafeh towns, Rima farms, and near Yabroud in Damascus countryside.

Other units destroyed militants’ hideouts in al-Batra’a quarries east of al-Rihaibe, in Aliya and al-Asha’ari farms in Douma area, and in Khan al-Sheih and its farms, leaving a number of terrorists dead or injured, while more units clashed with foreign backed militant groups in the town of Daraya and killed scores of them.

Members of a terrorist group were left dead or injured and their weapons were destroyed in the town of Erbin, while a number of terrorists from the so-called Islamic Front were killed in a special operation by an army unit which targeted their hideout in Adra workers city.

Army units also clashed with militants in Harasta and Jobar, killing a number of them including terrorist leader Ala’a al-Khatib.

On a relevant development, a number of terrorists were killed when infighting broke between two terrorist groups in Harasta. Among the dead bodies was terrorist leader Mazen al-Saleh.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. According to reports, Western powers and their regional allies – especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey – are supporting the militants operating inside the country.