DAMASCUS, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- The clashes in Syria continued Tuesday between the government troops and the armed opposition fighters amid reports that the army has received reinforcements in the northern province of Aleppo in a bid to settle the situation there.
The state-run SANA news agency said the government troops targeted Tuesday an armed group on the airport highway at al- Ramouseh Bridge in Aleppo, killing all its members.
In a separate incident also in Aleppo, dozens of "terrorists" were killed or injured near al-Jankiyeh orchard in al-Sheikh Khudr neighborhood when they were trying to aid other gunmen in the area, said SANA.
The state news agency also reported clashes throughout the unrest-hit country and claimed that the Syrian troops killed scores of "terrorists," a term used by the government to brand the rebels.
On the opposition side, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said violent clashes have been taking place for hours in the Sleiman al-Halabi and al-Arqoub neighborhoods near the international airport of Aleppo as well as in a number of hotspots, killing at least 110 Syrians, including 66 unarmed civilians, 19 armed rebels and tens of government soldiers.
It also said the Syrian troops detained Khalil Ma'touk, one of the most prominent lawyers taking human rights cases in Syria, Tuesday morning in the capital Damascus. Ma'touk, who is also an activist, has defended many prisoners, according to the observatory.
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