DAMASCUS, Syria, Apr 1 (NNN-XINHUA) - As many as 2,200 rebels have been killed, since the Syrian army unleashed a counter offensive in the northern countryside of Hama province, in central Syria, on Mar 23, state news agency, SANA reported, on Friday.
The army regained dozens of towns and villages, lost to the rebels during a massive offensive, the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front unleashed, earlier this month, in tandem with another offensive the rebels unleashed on the eastern rim of the capital, Damascus.
The army foiled the week-long attack on Damascus, but the one in Hama was on a larger scale, and the rebels of the Nusra Front and like-minded groups, succeeded to take several key areas, becoming a few kilometres from Hama city, before the army went on a counter offensive to push back the advancing rebels.
SANA said that, commanders of the Nusra Front were among the killed militants, including Arab "terrorists."-- NNN-XINHUA
Source: NAM News Network