The Syrian army continued its military operations against Al-Qaeda-linked armed groups in Damascus on Saturday, and killed a wanted terrorist commander in the Muslim country’s capital. The army killed Abu Ammar Al-Qabas, commander of the Al-Qaeda-linked Lashkar Al-Bara terrorist group, in Damascus today. Meantime, the Syrian army conducted a series of military operations against Al-Qaeda terrorists in the Northern and Southern parts of Aleppo province and killed tens of militants. The army destroyed tens of vehicles of armed rebels in Bab Aleppo, Eastern Harit’an and Al-Atareb, and on Al-Moslemiyeh-Hayan and Al-Jadideh-Koiwares roads. The conflict in Syria started in March 2011, when sporadic 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 has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists. Washington has remained indifferent to warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.