The Syrian troops on Thursday killed some 200 rebels, during the operations against the rebels' gatherings in the countryside of the capital Damascus, Xinhua reported.
The Syrian government forces targeted the rebels' positions at the hills overlooking the towns of Buhairan, Saber, Bala'a and other towns in Damascus' countryside.
Clashes in the countryside of Damascus have been incessant lately as the sound of shelling has become common.
Over 160,000 people have reportedly been killed and millions displaced so far since the Syrian crisis started in March 2011.
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