Damascus, Feb 28 IANS | 8 months ago

Syrian troops Friday killed 20 armed rebels in a new ambush in the eastern countryside of the capital Damascus, just a couple of days after eliminating more than 175 others in the same area, media reported.

Based on "precise intelligence information", a unit of the Syrian army killed more than 20 "terrorists" and injured many others in the ambush, while the armed rebels were sneaking out on a sub-road between the eastern al-Ghouta countryside and the rugged al-Qalamoun region, north of Damascus, Xinhua reported citing the official SANA news agency.

On Wednesday, the Syrian troops killed more than 175 rebels in al-Ataibeh suburb in Ghouta, the official media said, calling the rebels "radicals from Al Qaeda-inspired Nusra Front and the so-called Islam Brigade".

The rebels, backed by foreign jihadis, have long attempted to launch planned attacks in the eastern Ghouta countryside, in a bid to break the Syrian government's control over the surroundings of the capital.

Opposition fighters are reportedly planning a large-scale offensive against the government-controlled countryside of Damascus with the aim of breaking its siege and halt its progress in central Syria.

The Lebanese al-Manar TV and pro-government Syrian TV outlets said some Western and Arab countries are stepping up support to rebels in Syria, mainly in the southern province of Daraa which borders Jordan.

The recent rebel movements in the countryside of Damascus are believed to be a prelude for a bigger battle, observers say.

(Posted on 28-02-2014)

Share This Page:

Post your comments

Information on States of India:

Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Arunachal Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal


Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |


Alappuzha | Ernakulam | Idukki | Kannur | Kasaragod | Kollam | Kottayam | Kozhikode | Malappuram | Palakkad | Pathanamthitta | Thiruvananthapuram | Thrissur | Wayanad |


Airports of India | Districts of India | India Pilgrim Centers | Tourism Map of India | National Highways in India | India Railway Routes |


Ahmadabad | Bangalore | Chennai | Coimbatore | Delhi | Hyderabad/Secunderabad | Kochi | Kolkata | Mumbai | Pondicherry | Pune | Surat |