Wednesday 5 June 2013 - 12:59

Syrian forces regain full control of Qusayr area: Syrian TV

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Syrian forces regain full control of Qusayr area: Syrian TV
On Wednesday, Syria’s state television reported that “our heroic armed forces have returned security and stability to all of the town of Qusayr."
According to the reports, Syrian military forces have dismantled the terrorist network of the militants in the strategic area, which borders Lebanon.
Many of the foreign-backed militants and members of the armed groups were killed or injured during the Syrian army operations to cleanse the region of the terrorists.
Following the successful operations, the militants fled to farms and a village near Qusayr.
Reports indicate that peace and security have now been restored in the region following the defeat of the terrorists.
On Sunday, the government forces drove back a group of militants attempting to infiltrate Syria through the Lebanese border.
Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah fighters entered Qusayr from several directions on May 19 after weeks of clashes with militants.
Qusayr has been an important center and supply route for the foreign-sponsored militants fighting against the Damascus government.
Syria has been gripped by a deadly unrest since March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of government forces, have been killed in the violence.
Damascus says the chaos in the country is being orchestrated from outside, and that the militants are supported by the West and its regional allies including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.
Several international human rights organizations have said that the militants are committing war crimes.
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