September 11, 2011
A Syrian military bus carrying soldiers has come under attack from an armed terrorist group in the western city of Homs, the country’s state media has reported.
Gunmen opened fire on the bus near a square in Homs on Saturday, killing the driver and wounding several others, a military source told SANA news agency.
“We were ambushed near al-Fakhoura Roundabout and there was intense gunfire. The driver was martyred and I was shot in the leg,” Warrant Officer Rami Hassan Hassan said.
Syria has been experiencing fatal violence across the country, where demonstrations were held both in opposition to and in support of President Bashar al-Assad since mid-March.
The Syrian opposition, which has been demanding reforms, accuses the Assad government of engaging in the killing of activists.
But Damascus blames the unrest and killings on armed terrorist groups, saying that hundreds of security forces are among the 2,000 victims who have lost their lives in the violence.
Elsewhere, the Syrian army on Saturday seized Molotov cocktails, grenades and handmade explosives from armed terrorist groups in the areas of al-Ramel al-Janoubi and Jablah.