Friday, 2 March 2012

Syrian Army Controls Baba Amro, Militants Withdraw

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Syrian army announced on Thursday it has taken full control of Homs neighborhood of Baba Amro as militants said they were pulling out "tactically".syrian forces

"The Syrian army controls all of Baba Amro. The last pockets of resistance have fallen," a security official in Damascus said.

For their part, militants of the so-called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA)claimed they have pull out to “save civilians”.

Militants have pulled out tactically in order to protect the remaining civilians," FSA chief Colonel Riyadh al-Asaad told Agnce France Press.

The agency also quoted a Damascus-based security source as saying that the Syrian army on Thursday “controlled 90 percent of Baba Amro, while many of the rebels fled towards Lebanon”.
The source added that there some pockets of resistance remained.

State television aired footage filmed in Baba Amro, including interviews with people there.
The footage included shots of what the broadcaster said were fortifications abandoned by the militants.

People who spoke on television said they were angry with the militants and that they were in the neighborhood of Juret al-Arayess, which is outside Baba Amro.
Source: Agencies
01-03-2012 - 17:07 Last updated 01-03-2012 - 17:07 |
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