TEHRAN (FNA)- Popular forces succeeded in besieging the armed rebels near the Palestinian al-Yarmouk refugee camp in Reef (outskirts of) Damascus, Syria, on Tuesday.
The clashes are still underway around al-Yarmouk camp in Reef Damascus and the Syrian army is preparing to enter the camp, al-Alam satellite television network reported.
A commander of the Syrian popular forces told al-Alam that they are in control of security around al-Yarmouk camp.
The terrorists have tried hard in the last several weeks to seize control of Reef (outskirts of) Damascus from the army, but to no avail.
Terrorist operations have been on the increase in different parts of Syria ever since a number of armed rebel groups convened in Doha, Qatar, last month and formed a so-called coalition of the opposition. The coalition has provided the US, France and their allies with an alibi to extend their arms and financial backups to the terrorist groups very openly.
Weeks before the Obama administration and other Western nations recognized the new Syrian opposition coalition as “the legitimate representative” of the Syrian people, Syrian rebels were receiving training in the use of light and heavy weapons with the backing of the Jordanian, British and US governments, participants in the training said.
The training took place as far back as October and involved hundreds of rebels, the participants said. In one case, the rebel participant said American intelligence officers observed what was taking place. Another said British officers were helping to organize the training. The training itself was handled by Jordanian military officers, the rebels said, McClatchy reported. Continue reading