The Syrian Army continued to tighten its grip over foreign-backed militants in the countryside of Damascus and Quneitra, leaving a large number of them killed and wounded in fresh operations.
A military source told Syrian Arab news agency that the army targeted militants' gatherings centers in several areas in Damascus Countryside and inflicted heavy casualties upon the militants in Jobar, al-Mahatta, al-Oja, Hosh, al-Abbasiye, and Khan al-Sheih.
The army killed around 30 insurgents in several areas in al-Qalamoun Mount near the Syrian-Lebanese borders.
Non-Syrian rebels including Mut’eb al-Anzi from Saudi Arabia and Hussein Abu Zaid from Egypt were among the dead.
Army targeted rebels' gathering centers in neighborhood in Zabadani city. Terrorists Khaled al-kkweifi, Othman Rahma and Aref Kharita were identified among the dead.
Meantime, the militants were faced with a series of surprise attacks in the towns of Nab’a al-Sakhr, Western al-Samadania, Majdoulia and al-Kina forest to the East of Majdoulia in Quneitra countryside where many of them were killed and wounded.
Army also thwarted an infiltration attempt from al-Kuna dam into the farms of Ain al-Basha and Wadi al-Riqad in Quneitra countryside and claimed the lives of scores of rebels.
Marwan hill, in Mugher al-Meer, South of al-Hamadaniye al-Gharbiye School, was also raided by the army in Quneitra and its countryside.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.
The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.
Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots to topple President Bashar al-Assad, who is well known in the world for his anti-Israeli stances.