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Syrian Troops Kill 20 Rebels Near Damascus
Xinhua news agency reports the SANA news agency as saying Syrian army killed the rebels in an ambush while they were sneaking on a sub-road between the eastern al-Ghouta countryside and the al-Qalamoun region, north of Damascus.
On Wednesday, Syrian troops killed more than 175 rebels in al-Ataibeh suburb in Ghouta.
The rebels were backed by foreign jihadists and have long attempted to launch planned attacks in the eastern Ghouta countryside to break the Syrian government's control over the capital's surroundings.
Opposition fighters are reportedly planning a large-scale offensive against the government-controlled countryside of Damascus to break its siege and halt its progress in central Syria.
Some Western and Arab countries are stepping up support to rebels in Syria in the southern province of Daraa bordering Jordan, the Lebanese al-Manar TV and pro-government Syrian TV outlets said.
Observers say recent rebel movements in the countryside of Damascus are believed to be a prelude for a bigger battle.
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