Monday, December 30, 2013

Syria: Syrian troops killed 73 rebels in separate clashes

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The Syrian troops on Sunday killed as many as 73 rebels in separate clashes nationwide, the state-media reported, as opposition activists claimed that aerial bombing on rebel-held areas in Aleppo killed 471 people over the past week.

The official SANA news agency said the Syrian troops killed 30 “terrorists” from the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and other jihadist groups during a series of “qualitative” operations in two areas of the rebel-held Douma suburb, east of the capital Damascus.

In the town of Yabrud near Damascus, the troops eliminated gatherings of the Nusra fighters, killing 15 of them and destroying their ammunitions and weaponries.

In the northern province of Aleppo, a total of 28 armed rebels, many of whom foreign and Arab nationals, were killed by the Syrian troops in the towns of Zarzour and al-Nakkarin, according to SANA, which added that one citizen was killed when a mortar shell landed Sunday at the Abbasiyen district of Damascus.

The News:
http://news.xinhuane … 2/30/c_125929851.htm