Syria medics uncover Latakia massacre

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Hundreds of civilians including women and children were killed by militants in Latakia, Syria.

More than 200 bodies have been delivered to hospitals in the western Syrian province of Latakia following the occupation of several towns and villages by foreign-backed militants, medical sources say.

The medics said on Tuesday that most of the dead bodies belonged civilians including women and children who have been killed in ambushes carried out by terrorists groups around the city of Latakia.

Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has been blamed for massacre of civilians in several villages after they tried to make a base for the terrorist group in west of Syria.

Syrian army extended its operations in Latakia and successfully pushed them back from most of the province in July after terrorists intensified their attacks on the port city.

On Monday, the Syrian army recaptured the villages of Hambousheyah, al-Ballouta and Sheikh Nabhan in the strategic province.

Military officials say they are now getting closer to the Salma village, which is the last bastion of Takfiri extremists in the region.

Latakia was a relatively more secure area since the massive foreign-backed insurgency started in March 2011 in Syria.

The Latakia is still considered as a stable area and most of the clashes are occurring in the surrounding towns and villages.

Syria has been struggling with a foreign-backed insurgency, most supported by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Israel and United States, which started in 2011 after pro-reform protests turned into a massive war by infiltration of foreign extremists.

The United Nations says more than 100,000 people have been killed and a total of 7.8 million displaced due to the foreign-backed militancy in Syria.

Source: Alalam

Syrians rally in support of army in Homs

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Syrians have held a rally in the city of Homs to thank the country’s military for bringing back security to more areas in the region as well as other parts of the country.

Large number of Syrians took to the streets in al-Dahiyeh and al-Ommaliah areas in the city of Homs on Monday, with participation of the city’s governor, Talal Brazi.

The government troops have recently conducted successful cleanup operations across the country, inflicting heavy losses on the militants.

The Syrian army regained full control over three villages in the western province of Latakia on Monday, following heavy fighting with foreign-backed Takfiri militants.

On July 31, the army regained control of the main stronghold of foreign-backed militants in Homs in the Khaldiyeh district after more than one month of fierce fighting.

The Syrian Army’s push against the militants has rattled their sponsors.

Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi said on June 26 that Saudi Arabia is trembling with fear because of the Syrian Army’s recent gains against the militants.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. According to reports, Western powers and their regional allies – especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey – are supporting the Takfiri militants operating inside Syria.

According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed and a total of 7.8 million displaced in Syria due to the violence.

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Syrian Army says has made more gains

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The Syrian Army says it has made more gains against foreign-backed militants during operations in the west of the country, killing a top militant commander.

On Friday, the army said its units regained control of more areas in the Latakia Governorate and killed several militants, including militant commander Walid Oweissi of Libyan nationality, in the operations.

There were also Qatari and Tunisian nationals among the killed militants.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey — are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.

According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed and a total of 7.8 million of others displaced due to the violence.

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