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Syrian Army Regains Control over Strategic Regions in Northwestern Syria.

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army continued its mop-up operations in Homs in Northwestern Syria, and regained control of several new strategic regions in the region.

The army took back at least six positions from the armed rebels in Al-Waer region after making major advances in Homs. On Friday, the General Command of the Syrian Army and Armed Forces issued a statement after regaining control over key towns in Homs province. "After a successful military operation and accurate tactical maneuvers, units of the armed forces managed on Friday to tighten control over the towns of al-Hadath, Hawarin and Mhin and the warehouses nearby to the Southeast of Homs city," the statement said. The statement added that the army units dealt severe blows to the terrorist groups who attacked civilians and military checkpoints in the area, killing large numbers of terrorists and mercenaries and destroying hundreds of arm-equipped vehicles. "With this successful operation that left large numbers of terrorists killed in a well-planned trap, the armed forces have punctured the delusions of terrorists and their masters in taking over vital areas in Homs countryside, and aborted their plans to ease pressure on the remaining terrorist pockets in the area, causing dramatic collapse in the morale of the armed terrorist groups that are faltering under the strikes of the Syrian army." The General Command stressed determination to go ahead with eliminating terrorism and striking with an iron fist everyone who seeks to tamper with the security of the homeland. Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against the Syrian police, border guards, statesmen, army and civilians being reported across the country. Thousands of people have been killed since terrorist and armed groups turned protest rallies into armed clashes. The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad. Ee Ee

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Date:Nov 18, 2013
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