Anti - terrorist operations by the Syrian army go on in Dara’a with many militants of Qatari, Jordanian, Saudi, Libyan and Egyptian nationalities killed in latest battles.

According to military sources, the operations were carried out in several areas including al - Balad, al - Jumrok, al - Naserieh, al - Shajara, official SANA news agency reported Thursday.

The sources also said the Syrian forces dismantled 13 explosive devices planted by the militants in Dara’a countryside.

Similar operations were conducted in al - Qariateen town in the western province of Homs, and Syrian soldiers found several rockets with their launching pad, computers, and satellite transmitters.

On Tuesday, Syrian troops killed several militants, including wanted terrorists from the so - called al - Tawhid Brigade, in al - Khalidieh neighborhood of Homs.

On the same day, another Army unit clashed with a number of militants near a sports club in al - Rastan city, killing a number of terrorists, among them militant leader Obeid Hassan Obeid, nicknamed Abi Allaith.

Moreover, a number of militants were killed and injured in al - Hula area when their hideouts were targeted in the villages of al - Hosn and al - Taybieh al - Gharbieh on Tuesday.

Crisis in Syria started in March 2011, when pro - reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.

As the foreign - backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government boosts its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.

Washington has remained indifferent about warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.