More than 100 militants killed in Idlib clashes

Local forces in Syria backed by popular defense forces have killed more than 100 al-Qaeda linked terrorists during a series of violent clashes in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, a report says.

The Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen satellite channel said in a report on Saturday that the militants were killed after local forces repelled fresh attacks by the al-Nusra Front terrorist group in the al-Fo’aa and Kefraya villages in Idlib.

This came after militants mounted new attacks by targeting the residential areas of the besieged villages and tried to penetrate a defensive line by using explosive-laden vehicles and rocket launchers.

Sources said a number of militants from Uzbekistan and Chechnya were among those killed in the fierce fighting.

Both villages fell under a siege by al-Nusra Front terrorists more than five months ago. Dozens of civilians have been killed and hundreds injured in the villages since then.

The humanitarian bodies in the country have been discussing ways with the International Committee of the Red Cross to save the besieged civilians as terrorists are preventing any kind of aid from entering there.

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