Syrian armed forces clash with armed groups in a number of areas across the country 0606123
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Defense News - Syria
|Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 09:19 AM|
|Syrian armed forces clash with armed groups in a number of areas across the country.|
Syrian army troops clashed on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, with armed rebels in a number of areas across the country, a day after a rebels' military coalition renounced commitment to the UN- brokered peace plan. Four "terrorists" were killed in clashes on Tuesday with government troops in al-Qusair area in central Homs province, state-run SANA news agency reported, adding that the armed groups carried out assaults on law-enforcement forces' checkpoints and ignited the clashes.
Syrian army T-72 main battle tank that was destroyed during clashes between rebels and Syrian government forces, at the northern town of Ariha, in Idlib province, Syria, Monday, June 4, 2012.
Meanwhile, the authorities in central Hama city clashed with armed groups in two neighborhoods, rounding up a number of them and confiscating their arms that included assorted weaponries and explosives.
In northern Idlib province, Syrian troops dismantled three explosive devices planted by armed men on al-Mastouma road, SANA reported, adding that three state-servants were set free with the help of the government troops after being kidnapped by armed groups.
Also in Idlib, Syrian troops clashed with armed groups in the mountainous area of Jabal al-Zawyia, killing and injuring unspecified number of them, SANA said.
It added that the armed groups used RPG shells and automatic machine guns, in a sign that the armed rebels in Syria are getting more resourceful.
Meanwhile, a group of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Tuesday attacked a mountainous area near the coastal city of Latakia, setting ablaze a branch of the ruling al-Baath party and three army tanks.
Armed rebels have managed to take control of al-Hafeh area near Latakia at an early time on Tuesday, local source told Xinhua by phone, adding that they set ablaze a branch of the Baath party and another governmental institution.