Syrian troops have attacked armed anti-government groups near the prime minister’s office in the capital, killing a large number of insurgents.
Many insurgents were also arrested in the military operation in Damascus’ al-Mezzeh district on Wednesday.
Syrian forces also stormed an insurgent hideout in Basateen al-Razi in Damascus, killing and wounding a number of terrorists. Huge amounts of weapons were also discovered inside the hideout.
Government forces also located and destroyed a terrorist command center in Damascus countryside of al-Tal. Several insurgent leaders were killed in the attack.
The Syrian army has also clashed with armed anti-government groups in the restive cities of Homs, Dara’a and Aleppo, inflicting heavy losses on them.
Almost a dozen of vehicles equipped with machine guns were destroyed in Aleppo. According to Syrian sources, the army advanced into Aleppo’s al-Saba’ Bahrat and Bab al-Nasr districts on Wednesday and killed many insurgents.
The army has launched a mop-up operation against insurgents in the northern city of Aleppo since last week and so far, several districts, including insurgents’ stronghold of Salahuddin and Seif al-Dowla, have been cleared of terrorist groups.
A large number of insurgents have also been killed, injured and arrested in Aleppo since the beginning of the operation on August 8.
Syria has been the scene of deadly unrest since mid-March, 2011 and many people, including large numbers of army and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on August 1 that the country is engaged in a ”crucial and heroic” battle that will determine the destiny of the nation.