According to state run news outlet SANA, the militants used tanks and heavy vehicles to attack the Syrian Army's positions. The army subsequently repelled the attack and destroyed some of the militants' vehicles.
Earlier in the month, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stated that the war in Syria would end following the victory over terrorism rather than after the adoption of a new constitution.
In late October, the Syrian Constitutional Committee, seeking to settle the conflict and restore order and equally represented by the Syrian government, the opposition, and civil society, had its inaugural meeting in Geneva.
Since 2011, Syria has been mired in an armed conflict between various opposition groups, including terrorist organisations, and the government led by President Bashar al-Assad.
*a terrorist organisation banned in Russia