Syrian security forces inspect a truck damaged in an explosion outside a mosque on April 27, 2012. The attacks are a continuation of bombings carried out by opposition forces against the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Syrian troops hammer insurgents across the country
Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:43AM GMT
Fierce clashes have intensified between the Syrian Army and armed groups, on a day in which the insurgents suffered heavy losses.
On Friday, Syrian troops attacked insurgent positions across the country, Press TV reported.
Syrian government troops killed a number of armed men in the suburbs of the cities of Aleppo and Lattakia.
They also destroyed an armed group's base near Aleppo.
Several armed men died in fighting with government troops on the outskirts of Lattakia, which is the main port of Syria.
The Syrian Army also launched attacks on armed groups in Damascus and the nearby cities of Darayya and Duma, killing a number of insurgents.
Syrian security forces also killed many anti-government insurgents in the western governorate of Homs in the cities of Talbiseh and al-Qusayr.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Damascus says outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists are the driving factor behind the unrest and deadly violence, while the opposition accuses the security forces of being behind the killings.
The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the armed militants are foreign nationals, mostly from Egypt, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan.