DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:20 P.M.) – Dozens of Islamist militants have been killed today in the northeastern neighborhood of al-Qaboun as the Syrian Army troops raided rebel positions in a bid to secure the insurgent-held district.
A military source embedded with the Army troops exclusively told AMN that government forces managed to capture alive the commander of a rebel group after killed all his militiamen.
The troops were also capable of recapturing a number of buildings and tunnels used by the al-Qaeda-affiliated militants.
Two days ago, the Syrian forces conducted a daring behind-the-enemy-line operation, rescuing 34 kidnapped (civilians and military) who have been used to dig tunnels, and capturing the three rebel guards.
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