Syria: Local forces and Popular Defense Forces kill over 100 al-Nusra Front militants in Idlib
Local forces in Syria backed by popular defense forces have killed more than 100 al-Qaeda linked militants during a series of violent clashes in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, a report says.
The Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen satellite channel said in a report on Saturday that the militants were killed after local forces repelled fresh attacks by the al-Nusra Front in the al-Fo’aa and Kefraya villages in Idlib.
This came after militants mounted new attacks by targeting the residential areas of the besieged villages and tried to penetrate a defensive line by using explosive-laden vehicles and rocket launchers.
Sources said a number of militants from Uzbekistan and Chechnya were among those killed in the fierce fighting.