Syrian military sources rejected the western media reports that foreign-backed militant groups have captured the Northern city of Idlib.
The Reuters news agency on Monday reported that the Al-Nusra Front militants had entered Idlib city and captured a government building in there.
"The news by some western media sources that the terrorist groups had captured Idlib is not true and the Syrian troops have thwarted the attempt by the militants to seize the city," a Syrian military source told FNA on Monday.
The military source noted that Al-Nusra Front-affiliated groups, assisted by Kataeb Jund Al-Aqsa terrorists, tried to capture Idlib by attacking the city from the Northwestern side.
He reiterated that the Syrian army killed three notorious commanders of the Al-Nusra Front in the clashes in Idlib and Idlib countryside.
Idlib has been under the control of the Syrian army for more than a year.
Earlier today, the Syrian Army foiled an infiltration attempt by the al-Nusra Front terrorists into a government building in Idlib, killing and injuring dozens of them.
The army soldiers pushed out the al-Nusra terrorists as they attempted to infiltrate into a building in the Northern areas of Idlib, and managed to claim the lives of scores of them.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs and terrorists against both the army and civilians.
The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle-East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.
As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.