Press TV – Syrian troops battle foreign-backed militants outside Damascus
Syrian Army soldiers have killed dozens of foreign-sponsored militants during mop-up operations on the outskirts of the capital Damascus.
On Thursday, a number of militants were killed during intense clashes with Syrian troops in the town of al-Ziyabiyeh, the official SANA news agency reported.
Two mortar launchers and a heavy machinegun used by a militant group were also destroyed in the operation.
Syrian troops also stormed a terrorist hideout in the city of Douma, located about 10 kilometers (six miles) northeast of Damascus, and shot dead scores of militants.
Press TV – Syrian army attacks militants near Aleppo International Airport
Syrian forces have attacked foreign-backed militants near Aleppo International Airport as the army continues its mop-up operation in the northwestern city, Press TV reports.
The militants were reportedly moving their forces to Aleppo’s northern belt when they were attacked by the Syrian army on Thursday.
The attack comes a day after the army announced it had made significant advances in Aleppo.
Meanwhile, Damascus has rejected reports that the al-Nusra Front terrorists have gained control of parts of the Minnegh military airbase in Aleppo.
english.al-akhbar.com – Rebels shell Damascus airport, one injured
Press TV – Kerry vows US commitment to aid Syria rebels after ‘disastrous’ losses
According to the report, the huge defeat of the foreign-backed insurgents at Qusayr last week “has added urgency to the debate over widening US military support” to the militants as they admit “losing” and unable to win without a “heavy influx of weapons and other help.”
syrianews.cc – More NATO Backed Wahhabi Terrorists To Flood Syria
An anti-Islam Islamist coalition met under the name ‘Nation Scholars Conference’ in Cairo and declared Jihad, Holy war, against Syria today calling for all ‘Muslims’ to drop all their livelihood and head to Syria to fight with ‘Nusra Front’ in all types of Jihad ‘in person, with money and with gears’. The conference comes to try to save the FSA fighters and their Nusra Front branch in Syria from falling.
voltairenet.org, 7 jun – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with CBS on Syria
Syria News 13.6.2013
* Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists perpetrated a massacre against a number of citizens in Hatla village, Deir Ezzor, among them children and women to add to their record of crimes
* Army Operations Kill Many Terrorists, Destroy Heavy Weapons
* Army Units Eliminate Terrorists in Daraa and Lattakia
* UNICEF condemns terrorists’ public execution of 15-year-old boy in Aleppo