Latest News Syria: Damascus

Syrian army forces have regained full control of a strategic town south of the capital Damascus following heavy clashes with foreign-backed militants.

Nov 13, 2013

The state television said on Wednesday that following days of clashes with foreign-backed militants "The army has taken town of Hujeira." 

"The town is totally under the control of the army after three days of fighting. This has tightened the noose on armed terrorist groups," said a senior security official, adding, "It gives a new dimension to securing the southern entrance of Damascus and cutting supply lines to the terrorist groups present south of Damascus." 

On Tuesday, in the flashpoint city of Homs, Syrian troops seized several vehicles equipped with heavy machinegun and killed their drivers. 

Also on Monday, the Syrian troops carried out a military operation against Takfiri militants in the key neighborhood of Barzeh, located north of Damascus, inflicting heavy losses on them. 

On Sunday, Syrian soldiers regained full control of a strategic base, dubbed Base 80, near Aleppo International Airport. 


Photo: President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt. Nasser supported the Palestinian cause and the right to self-determination. In 1956 after the United States had refused to grant aid for building the Aswān Dam, Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal. The nationalization led to the 1956 Arab-Israeli War, in which Great Britain, France, and Israel jointly attacked Egypt.

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