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Syrian army kills several militants in Homs

Syrian Army soldiers (file photo)

Syrian Army soldiers (file photo)

Syrian government forces have killed several foreign-sponsored militants fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad in the western city of Homs.

Syrian soldiers launched fresh attacks against militants inside and outside the city on Saturday.

The army also discovered a tunnel used by militant, while seizing a large amount of ammunition and weapons. Security forces have retaken control of some areas and buildings including a mosque seized by militants.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the turmoil.

On Friday, Several Syrian civilians were killed in an explosion in the northwestern province of Idlib. There were also reports of a bomb explosion near the northern city of Jisr al-Shughur.

Meanwhile, UN-Arab League Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi held talks with the Syrian president in the capital Damascus on Monday.

During the meeting, the Syrian president said he favored any effort that serves the national interests of Syria and preserves its sovereignty.

The Syrian government says the chaos in the country is being orchestrated from abroad.

There are reports that a very large number of militants in Syria are foreign nationals.

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