DAMASCUS/UNITED NATIONS/LIMA, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Bloodshed continued in Syria Tuesday amid reports that the Syrian army has received reinforcements in the largest city of Aleppo and appears to have gained an upper hand in the prolonged clashes.
Government troops carried out "qualitative" operations in al-Qusair town near Homs in central Syria, killing 300 armed men and damaging 11 cars equipped with automatic machine guns, pro-government radio Sham FM reported.
Late in the day, a small blast rattled a military checkpoint in southwest Damascus, causing material damage, pro-government online media reported.
The situation in Aleppo also saw no improvement as a string of clashes that occured during the day turned the place into a flashpoint.
Government troops targeted an armed group on the airport highway at al-Ramouseh Bridge in Aleppo, killing all its members, state-run SANA news agency said.
In a seperate account, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said violent clashes have been taking place for hours in 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.
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