|Syria kills insurgent leader in Damascus||
Government troops have also killed a number of armed men and confiscated their weapons in the towns of Soran and Tibet al-Imam near the western city of Hama.
Meanwhile, insurgents have killed three Syrian children in al-Shammas district in western city of Homs.
According to informed sources, a large number of armed men have been killed near Aleppo’s main prison.
Syrian troops have cleared more areas in the northern city of Aleppo of foreign-backed insurgents.
Government troops have taken control of Aleppo's Bab al-Hadid and Salaheddin neighborhoods, but heavy clashes are underway in other districts.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Damascus says outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists are the driving factor behind the unrest and deadly violence while the opposition accuses the security forces of being behind the killings.
The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the armed militants are foreign nationals.
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