AMMAN, Sept 30 Seven Syrian soldiers and police
were killed in a military operation against "terrorists" in the
central town of Rastan, the state news agency said on Friday, in
the first official comment on a three-day offensive to
recapture the area from army defectors.
"The units responsible have inflicted big losses on the
armed terrorist groups," the agency said, quoting a military
spokesman. It added that troops and security police "were
continuing to chase members of these terrorist groups to restore
security and stability to Rastan and its citizens".
(Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis, Amman newsroom; Editing by