An estimated 10,000 armed men equipped with highly-sophisticated weapons, including anti-tank missiles, have reportedly entered Syria to help fuel the unrest in the country, Press TV has learned.
Informed sources in the Qusayr village in Homs say the terrorists crossed into Syria from the Lebanese border and that they have taken positions in the suburbs of the restive city.
Meanwhile, Syrian forces are still tracking armed groups fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad across the country.
Syrian authorities say while the Joret al-Shayyah neighborhood in Homs has been cleared of armed groups and calm has been restored in the area, clashes are still ongoing in al-Hamidiye, al- Khalidiya and Homs’ old neighborhood.
Syrian forces have also discovered the decomposing remains of nine people in the Karam Zaytoon district of Homs, who were killed by armed men.
Syrian forces also managed to retake control of Damascus suburb of Douma, forcing the armed men to flee the region. The Arab country’s authorities say the armed groups are using ”scorched earth policy” and they destroy the area they held before retreating.
Syria has been experiencing a deadly unrest since mid-March 2011. The violence has claimed the lives of many people, including large numbers of security forces.
While the West and the Syrian opposition say the government is responsible for the killings, Damascus blames ”outlaws, saboteurs and armed terrorist gangs” for the unrest, insisting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.
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