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Scores of terrorists, mostly non-Syrians, killed in different areas
Governorates, Dec 29, 2013 (SANA) – Army units on Sunday destroyed terrorists' dens and gatherings in Douma, in Damascus Countryside, killing scores of them, a military source said.
Some of the killed terrorists, most of whom non-Syrians, belong to the so-called 'Islam Battalion', the military source clarified, adding that the bodies of the terrorists Mahdi al-Oneizi, Salim al-Shummari, Ayed al-Fahd, Boushar Tandar, Abdullah al-Bakkar, Saif al-Darawneh and Oweid al-Meshaal were identified among the killed terrorists.
Army units destroy terrorists' dens in several areas of Damascus Countryside
Units of the armed forces carried out operations against terrorists' dens and gatherings in several areas of Damascus Countryside, killing and injuring scores of terrorists.
A source told SANA that the army units killed all members of an armed terrorist group and destroyed their weapons and ammunition in Adra al-Balad.
Other army units killed 30 terrorists of the so-called "Shuhadaa Douma Brigade" and Jabhat al-Nusar in Douma, including Palestinian Mohammad Awad.
The source added that an army unit killed a number of terrorists and destroyed their weapons in Harasta, while another army unit stormed a terrorist den in Erbin town, killing and injuring all terrorists inside it.
In al-Zabadani city, an army unit destroyed terrorists' dens and killed several terrorists, while another army unit clashed with terrorists in Darayaa city, inflicting heavy losses upon them.
Meanwhile, the army units targeted terrorists' gatherings in Rema Farms in Yabroud area and killed 15 terrorists, in addition to destroying their weapons and ammunition.
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November 6, 2013
Provinces, (SANA) - The army units continued operations against the armed terrorist groups in several areas on Wednesday, killing dozens of terrorists and foiling their infiltration attempts.
Army targets terrorists' gatherings, destroyed heavy weaponry for terrorists in Aleppo
The army targeted terrorists gatherings in the areas of Khan al-Assal, al-Kindi Hospital, Tallat Azzan, al-Marjeh and Bustan al-Qasr.
A military source told SANA reporter that the army also destroyed terrorists' rocket launchers pads, mortar launchers and vehicles loaded with weapons in the areas of al-Jadida, Kweris, Rasm al-Abboud, Aleppo Central Prison, Kifr Da'el and on Khan al-Assal-al-Mansoura and Aleppo-Damascus highways.
The army clashed with terrorists in Aleppo's old city, killing a number of them and destroying their pick-up truck.
The army continued pursuing terrorists near al-Umayyad Mosque, Antakya School, al-Fateh Institute and al-Lairamon.
Army destroys terrorists gatherings in Idleb
The armed forces continued pursuing the armed terrorist groups in Idleb Province and targeted and destroyed many of their gatherings across the province.
A military source said that the army units eliminated terrorists' gatherings in the areas of al-Arba'een Mount, Areha, al-Nahleh, Nahlaya and Bazabour, killing scores of the terrorists and destroying their weaponry and equipment.
Army eliminates terrorists, seizes narcotic pills in Damascus Countryside
A unit of the armed forces on Wednesday eliminated an armed terrorist group that tried to infiltrate from Tal al-Haradin into Kanaker in Damascus Countryside and seized narcotic pills and weapons, a military source said.
The source told SANA that the seized weapons included a machinegun base mounted on a 4WD car, sniper rifles, automatic rifles, BKC machineguns and RPG launchers, in addition to seizing narcotic pills and leaflets for Jabhat al-Nusra.
Units of the army bombarded terrorist gatherings in al-Qaboun neighborhood and towns and villages in Damascus countryside during a series of intensive operations against the terrorist dens.
An official source told SANA reporter that units of the army clashed with terrorists in al-Qaboun and Jobar neighborhoods and killed 10 terrorists.
In Harasta city, the army eliminated many terrorists and eradicated entire terrorist groups along with their weapons and ammunition.
In Douma, an army unit carried out an operation destroying machineguns and various ammunition and killed 11 terrorists.
In Darayya, units of the army clashed with armed terrorist groups killing no less than 15 terrorists and destroyed their weapons and ammunition.
Army foils infiltration attempts, kills dozens of terrorists in Homs
The army units foiled terrorists' attempts to infiltrate the Syrian lands from Lebanon and destroyed terrorists' gatherings and hideouts in many areas in Homs.
A military source told SANA reporter that an army unit and the border guards clashed with terrorists who tried to enter the Syrian lands from the border areas of Joseh and al-Nu'aymat in Talkalakh countryside, killing most of the terrorists and destroying two vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition.
The army achieved significant advance in the area of Maheen and eliminated the members of several terrorist groups.
Terrorists' gatherings in the areas of Maheen, al-Dweir, al-Khaldyeh and Deir Foul in al-Rastan countryside were targeted and destroyed.
An army unit inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists who were making fortifications and barricades in Bab Hud Neighborhood.
Army units eliminate terrorists in Hasaka countryside
An army unit eliminated two gatherings of terrorists in the village of Maghloujeh in the western countryside side of Hasaka province and in Tal Barrak in its northern countryside.
In the village of Tal Eid in Qamishli countryside, the army destroyed terrorist hideout used by terrorists from "Liwa'a al-Tawhid" to plan their criminal acts, along with the weapons and ammo inside it.
The army continues confrontations, killing many terrorists, including non-Syrians
Jun 14, 2013
Units of the armed forces on Friday inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists and foiled several attempts to attack the Central Prison and Minnegh Airport in Aleppo, killing and injuring several terrorists.
An official source told SANA that the army units repelled several attempts of "Jabhat al-Nusra" terrorists to attack the Airport, killing and injuring several terrorists, in addition to destroying their equipment.
The source pointed out that other army units killed 7 terrorists to the west of Minnegh Airport and destroyed a 23mm caliber anti-aircraft cannon and weapons warehouse to the south of the Airport.
Meanwhile, the guards of the Central Prison foiled "Jabhat al-Nusra" terrorists' attempt to sneak into the area surrounding the prison from a cemetery nearby, inflicting heavy losses upon them.
Another army unit killed a number of "Jabhat al-Nusra" terrorists in Oram al-Kubra village, including an armed terrorist group leader Ahmad al-Shami and 10 other non-Syrian terrorists, while another army unit killed and injured several terrorists on Aleppo-Idleb road.
In Aleppo city, the army units carried out operations against terrorists who were stationed in the cultural center in Masaken Hanano area and destroyed a rocket-launcher, mortar and ammunition near the old and new Hanano Police Stations and in the area surrounding Hanano Barracks.
Other army units carried out operations against terrorists who were stationed in al-Maysar school compound, destroying a 23 mm caliber anti-aircraft cannon and killing several terrorists.
In Bustan al-Basha, the army units killed 8 terrorists and destroyed two mortars, while another army unit carried out a special operation in old Aleppo, killing a number of terrorists, in addition to destroying a factory of explosive devices.
Army units destroy terrorists' dens in Damascus Countryside
Units of the armed forces continued operations against the armed terrorist groups in Harasta, Douma and Joubar in Damascus Countryside.
An official source told SANA that the army units killed and injured several terrorists near the court BUILDINGin Harasta city, including Ayoub Hassoun and Muhammad Hassoun.
The source added that another army unit destroyed a terrorists' den in al-Eb farms in Douma area, killing and injuring several terrorists, including Salim Eido and Nouman al-Shalet.
The source pointed out that another army unit clashed with members of an armed terrorist group in Joubar, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.
Rabia Badereddin and Housam al-Aghawani were identified among the dead terrorists.
Army units eliminate terrorists, including leaders, in Damascus Countryside
Units of the armed forces inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists in several towns in Damascus Countryside.
An official source told SANA that an army unit destroyed terrorists' dens in the farms surrounding al-Khamasia and al-Ahmadia towns in the eastern Ghouta, killing Majid Kahal, leader of an armed terrorist group called" Shabab al-Baraa Battalion", and a number of the battalion's members, including Muhammad Zuhir al-Nazaq.
The source added that other army units destroyed a mortar and killed a number of terrorists in Hijjeira town, including non-Syrian terrorists, among them a Jordanian called " al-Sheikh Bader" and terrorist Nidal al-Saidi.
In Yalda town, another army unit killed several terrorists affiliated to the so-called "Ansar al-Souna Battalion", including Tawfiq Shour.
In al-Ziyabiya town, another army unit killed scores of terrorists, including Talal al-Mandil, leader of an armed terrorist group, and a number of his group, including Basil al-Hamdo.
The source pointed out that the army units continued hunting the armed terrorist groups in Daraya city, killing a number of terrorists to the east of al-Sayyeda Sukaina shrine, including snipers.
Terrorists killed in Homs and its countryside
Units of the armed forces targeted several armed terrorist groups which were attempting to attack military checkpoints at Jisr al-Sad in al-Rastan in Homs countryside, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.
A military source told SANA reporter that the army units destroyed a rocket-pad and weapons which were used by terrorists in their acts of terrorism.
Another unit also destroyed an armored vehicle and eliminated terrorists near al-Mahmoud mosque in al-Rastan city.
An Army unit clashed with terrorists in a car on a farm road in Hasya area, eliminating the terrorists and confiscating their weapons.
In a series of operations in Teldo and Burj Qai'ii, an Armed Forces unit destroyed a number of terrorist hideouts, leaving a number of terrorists dead or injured, while other units eliminated terrorists between the areas of al-Furuqlus and Sad Handoura and near Habra village in Jub al-Jarrah area.
In Homs city, the Armed Forces continued to pursue terrorist groups in the Old City, eliminating a number of terrorists who tried to sneak into Wadi al-Sayeh neighborhood from al-Hamidiye neighborhood, in addition to eliminating terrorists in Bab Houd and Jouret al-Shiyah.
Terrorists killed, heavy machineguns destroyed in Deir Ezzor
Army units continued chasing members of the armed terrorist groups in al-Sina'a, al-Matar al-Qadeem and al-Umal neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor and eliminated a number of them and destroyed their vehicles.
An official source told SANA reporter that the source added that another army unit clashed with gunmen group in Hawijet Sakr district killing four of its members and destroying a mortar in their possession.
Another unit foiled a terrorist group's infiltration attempt from the Eastern Hweika to the Western Hweika district and eliminated ten terrorists.
In Deir Ezzor countryside, terrorists' gatherings were devastated as heavy machine guns in their possession were also destroyed in Hawijet al-Mrai'ieh and Mrat.
Army units pursue terrorists in Hama Countryside
Units of the armed forces killed and injured several terrorists affiliated to the so-called "Ababil al-Sahra'a Brigade", including non-Syria terrorists, in addition to destroying their weapons and equipment in al-Khdaira, al-Souha and Hamadi Omar towns southeast of Salamia.
An official source told SANA that the army units destroyed several gatherings of "Jabhat al-Nusra" terrorist group along with the weapons and ammunition inside them, in addition to killing a number of terrorists in Adla town in Hama countryside.
The source pointed out that other army units killed and injured a number of terrorists in al-Kastal al-Wastani and al-Shamali towns, in addition to destroying two rocket-launchers, weapons and ammunition which were used by terrorists in their acts of terrorism.
Non-Syrians terrorists eliminated in Daraa
A military source said that the army unit targeted an armed terrorist group in al- Nazehen camp in Daraa, killing and wounding a number of terrorists.
In a statement to SANA reporter, the source said that terrorist Omran Abdul Rahman al-Aidi, leader of a terrorist group, Mounir Mousa Bajbouj, and Musab Fuad Suleiman al-Qtaifan, in addition to the five non-Syrian terrorists of the so-called al-Mujahedin battalion in Daraa were killed.
The source pointed that the other army units targeted terrorists' dens in al-Sheikh Miskeen, on the road of Abtta', in Sason, al-Shabreq, al-Misteriya and Glenn, killing and wounding a number of terrorists and destroyed an armored vehicle and a car loaded with ammunition.
Jabhat al-Nusra-linked terrorist Mansour al-Beiruti of a Palestinian nationality was identified among the dead.
Army units inflict heavy losses upon terrorists in Idleb
Units of the armed forces destroyed terrorists' dens and gatherings in several areas of Idleb countryside.
A military source told SANA reporter that an army unit targeted terrorists' gatherings in al-Ghassania, al-Taibat, al-Shughr and Mashimshan in Jisr al-Shughour countryside and in Nahla villagein Ariha area, inflicting heavy losses upon teerorists.
Osama Ahmad Rahal and Ra'ad Iyad Hasson were identified among the dead terrorists in Nahla village.
In the areas surrounding Idleb city, another army unit destroyed a number of terrorists' dens and gatherings in Taftanaz, Maar Tamsarin, Tall Dineit, Shalakh, Zardana and Tallet Binnesh, inflicting direct strikes upon them.
In Binnesh city, the army units destroyed terrorists' dens, causing the killing and the injury of several terrorists.
In Sermin city, other army units destroyed a den of the so-called "Ahrar al-Sham Brigade" and "Daoud Brigade" terrorist group, killing 13 terrorists.
A military source told SANA that the army units destroyed terrorists' gatherings in Bait al-Kaiari and al-Buweiti in Abu Duhour area, killing and injuring several terrorists who were perpetrating acts of terrorism in the area.
Army unit eliminates terrorist in Lattakia countryside
An Army unit clashed with terrorist groups in the village of al-Houeh in Slenfeh area in Lattakia countryside, leaving a large number of terrorists dead or injured and destroying a heavy machinegun.
A Belgian Involved in Fighting with Terrorist Groups Killed in Syria
Jun 10, 2013
Italian news agency AKI said a twenty-year-old Belgian youth has been killed in Syria after entering Syrian and joining the armed terrorist groups in it.
The agency quoted local sources as saying that the youth, named Tariq, is a brother of a young man who has just been arrested on his return to Belgium from Syria last week.
There is uncertain information proving that the two brothers are belonging to a newly dismantled extremist cell called "a Sharia for Belgium." According to the agency.
Earlier, Belgian officials exchanged accusations over the phenomena of young Belgians going to fight alongside the armed terrorist groups in Syria.
A number of ministers of the current Belgian government have faced sharp criticism for doing nothing in this regard. Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders criticized the refusal of Belgian Interior and Justice Ministries to provide him with information about the youth who went to or preparing themselves to go to Syria.
The issue of the Europeans who went to fight in Syria under the name of Jihad and finding more effective means for tackling this issue was repeatedly reviewed by the European Ministers but in vain.
It is supposed that 80 to 100 Belgians, mostly extremists and underage, have joined the armed terrorist groups in Syria.
The Army Foils Infiltration Attempt into al-Qseir, Kills Many Terrorists in Other Areas
A unit of the Syrian army foiled on Sunday a terrorists' infiltration attempt from Lebanon into al-Quseir countryside and inflicted direct injuries among the terrorists.
An official source told SANA reporter that a number of terrorists were killed, including three Lebanese terrorists, Nedal Subh, Firas Shalha and Ahmad Kisher, while the rest of terrorists were forced to flee into the Lebanese territories.
In al-Quseir city, a unit of the army destroyed a number of terrorists' dens and concentrations which included arms and ammunition in the northern and western neighborhoods in the city.
Army Destroys Arms and Ammunition Bound for Terrorists in al-Qseir
Units of the armed forces inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists in a series of operation carried out against their hideouts in Homs countryside.
A military source told SANA that a number of terrorists were killed in al-Bouida al-Sharqia in al-Qseir countryside and their weapons and ammunitions were destroyed.
The source added that a unit of the armed forces destroyed 3 trucks with all the weapons and ammunitions inside them, killing all terrorists inside them northwest of al-Dhirij bound for from al-Husinieh farms to al-Qseir.
Another unit of the armed forces killed a number of terrorists in Kherbt Gmrah and Zaher al-Kadib ,south of Tal al-Khish and near al-Mahmoud Mosque in al- Rastan city. The unit also destroyed a rockets launcher.
Units of the armed forces killed a number of terrorists and injured others in several operations in al-Abbasieh resort and al-Kuwiti and al-Nakhil Farms in Palmyra.
Meanwhile, units of the armed forces continued their operations against terrorists, killing a number of them in Aqrab, Burj Ka'ae, al-Dar al-Kabira, al- Ghanto and Talbeiseh in Homs countryside.
Jabhat al-Nusra Terrorists Killed in Damascus Countryside
Meanwhile, units of the armed forces killed and injured many Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists, most of them are non-Syrian, in a series of special operations targeting their gatherings in a number of towns in Damascus Countryside.
An official source told SANA reporter that a number of terrorists affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra were killed in the framework of an operation carried out by an army unit in Hijeira town.
The Tunisian terrorist Habib Motani was identified among the dead, in addition to terrorists Mahmoud al-Rifaei and Khazem Shana'eh.
The source added that a unit of the armed forces pursued a terrorist group from Jabhat al-Nusra in Madaya area and inflicted heavy losses upon its members.
Another army unit, the source said, destroyed a gathering for terrorists in Yelda town and a heavy machinegun they had been using in targeting the residents of the town. Among the killed terrorists were Ziyad al-Hindi and Fahd Tayyareh.
SANA reporter quoted the source as saying that units of the armed forces pursued terrorist groups in the farms surrounding Deir Salman area in Eastern Ghouta and killed a number of their members, including Mohammad al-Khatib and Hossam al-Aqraa.
In the same context, a unit of the armed forces killed a number of terrorists from the so-called 'The Capital's Shield Brigade' along al-Mleiheh town, including Osama Qallaa and Maher al-Shaar.
Another army unit killed leader of the so-called 'The Capital's Shield Brigade', Hisham Shalla, a number of his group's members who were targeting passersby and cars on Damascus-Homs road in Harasta area.
An army unit pursued members of terrorist groups that were targeting the residents and sabotaging infrastructure in the areas of Beit Jin farms and Khan al-Sheikh. Many of the terrorists were killed and injured.
Another army unit destroyed a mortar and den for an armed terrorist group affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra near al-Kuwaiti Building in Yabroud area.
In the farms west of the town of al-Shifouniye in Douma, Army units destroyed a gathering of terrorists, injuring a number of terrorists and killing others including Abu Zuheir al-Mkabtal.
The Army also eliminated terrorist snipers near Haramala tunnel west of Zamalka, while another unit pursued a terrorist group around Beit Sahm, injuring a killing its members including Mohammad al-Salahi.
Mass Rally in Douma Calls for Expulsion of Terrorists from the City and Eastern Ghouta
Hundreds of Douma resident went out in a rally calling for expelling the armed terrorist groups from Douma and all cities and villages of the western Ghouta in Damascus Countryside.
The participants told SANA reporter that hundreds of Douma resident gathered in the Municipality roundabout and challenged the armed terrorist groups, telling them to leave the city and stopping their terrorist acts against citizens and properties.
The participants stressed that the terrorists are to blame of the deteriorating security conditions and the shortage of basic materials in the city.
Army Continues Operations against Terrorists in Aleppo Province
Army units eliminated a number of terrorist groups which had been committing robberies on al-Maslamiye road in Aleppo province.
Army units also destroyed terrorist gatherings near the iron warehouses, the agriculture department, al-Khoulandi gas station, and Tallet al-Madafeh in the areas around Aleppo Central Prison.
Other units clashed with terrorists in Khan al-Asal area and on the Kafrnaha road, killing and injuring a number of them.
In the villages of al-Ziyara, Mennegh and al-Alqamiya in the area around Mennegh airport, Army units eliminated many terrorists in a series of operations targeting terrorist hideouts and vehicles, while another unit clashed with terrorists on the Hayyan road, leaving them dead or injured.
In Aleppo city, Army units continued operations against terrorist hideouts in the areas of Karm al-Mayser, al-Ameriye, Bustan al-Qaser, and near al-Layramoun factories, destroying the hideouts along with the weapons and munitions inside them.
Army Units Restore Security and Stability to Khafer Hamra Farms in Aleppo Countryside
An official source said that Army units restored security and stability to Khafer Hamra farms in Aleppo countryside, establishing full control over the farms.
The source added that the terrorists burnt the farms surrounding this area.
Army Kills Terrorists in Idleb Countryside
An army unit destroyed on Sunday two weapons' caches for terrorists and killed numbers of them, among them non-Syrians, during operations against their gatherings in Idleb countryside.
A military source told SANA that terrorists' dens and heavy machineguns were destroyed near Abu al-Dohour airport in Idleb countryside, eliminating all the terrorists inside.
The source added that an army unit destroyed two weapons' caches in the vicinity of Taftanaz airport, killing numbers of terrorists, among them Hassan al-Mughir, Ahmad al-Matir, the Saudi terrorist Ahmad al-Soufi, the Jordanian Issam Abu Shalaiekh and the Lebanese Hatem al-Bardouni.
Army units also killed and injured terrorists in Bennish, Kmeinas, Saraqeb, Maartmesrin, Hass, Kafrouma and Maarshamshah towns in Idleb countryside.
Army Eliminates Terrorists, Destroys Their Equipment in Lattakia Countryside
Arny units carried out a series of operations targeting terrorist hideouts in the villages of Shurouq and al-Khadra'a in Lattaka countryside, destroying the hideouts along with the terrorists inside them.
Iyad al-Shaherli, Muhanad al-Maasarani, Ammar Bakri, Muayad Shirawi, Mahmoud al-Soufi, Hussein al-Matiri and Mohammad Daghmash were identified among the dead terrorists.
Other units targeted terrorists in the village of Jeb al-Ahmar, destroying their weapons and munitions and leaving a number of them dead or injured.