A demonstration supporting the government of President Bashar al-Assad. The government has said that the unrest is a product of a western conspiracy., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Syria clears more areas of rebels, fighting continues in Aleppo
Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:51PM GMT
The Syrian Army has cleared more areas of foreign-backed armed gangs, while clashes in the country’s largest city continue, Press TV reports.
The military has sent reinforcements to the outskirts of the flashpoint northwestern city of Aleppo to maintain order and security.
Meanwhile, gunmen in Syrian Army uniforms killed civilians in the Salahuddin neighborhood in the city in an attempt to accuse the Army of masterminding the bloodshed.
Syrian security forces have also inflicted heavy losses on armed terrorists in Damascus as well as in the northwestern city of Idlib and the southwestern city of Dara’a.
Syrian forces have cleared the al-Diyabiah area in the capital of the presence of rebels.
On Thursday, there were also reports of sporadic fighting between Syrian forces and armed groups in and around the capital, with gunmen attacking police stations and Army checkpoints around the city.
Clashes erupted in several areas in the capital, including the Qudsaya and al-Hameh districts as well as the city’s suburb of Daria.
Syria has been the scene of violence by armed groups since March 2011. The violence has claimed the lives of hundreds of people, including many security forces.
Damascus blames “outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups” for the unrest, asserting that it is being orchestrated from abroad. The West and the Syrian opposition accuse the government of killing the protesters.