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The Army Continues Crackdown on Terrorist Groups
May 03, 2013 – SYRIAN PROVINCES – Units of the armed forces on Thursday carried out qualitative operations against terrorists’ gatherings and hideouts, inflicting heavy losses upon terrorists in several provinces.
A military source told SANA that a unit of the armed forces confronted an armed terrorist group which attacked a military checkpoint in Harasta in Damascus Countryside, killing a number of its members.
Other army units carried out a number of special operations in the surrounding of the Water Establishment, the Court and al-Thanawiya roundabout in Harasta.
The operations resulted in destroying a heavy machinegun and other equipment and killing several terrorists, including Khalil Shiha and Ahmad Mkhalalati.
Another unit of the armed forces killed and injured all members of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group which was perpetrating sabotage and looting acts in Adra area and in Housh al-Fara roundabout.
Meanwhile, an army unit chased down an armed terrorist group in Barzeh and killed a number of its members, among them Moussa Abdul-Wahid and Mahmoud Kharateh were identified, according to an official source.
The source added that units of the armed forces clashed with terrorist groups at al-Manasher roundabout and near the Sports Hall in Joubar, killing large numbers of their members and destroying their weapons and equipment.
A Libyan terrorist called Jaed al-Ajari was identified among the dead, in addition to terrorist Ahmad Qaqish.
Army Units Inflict Heavy Losses upon Terrorists in Damascus Countryside
Units of the Armed Forces carried out several operations against terrorists’ dens and Gatherings in al-Abada, al-Zabadani and Darayaa in Damascus Countryside, killing and injuring a number of terrorists, in addition to destroying a large amount of ammunition.
An official source told SANA that an Army unit destroyed terrorists’ dens and gatherings along with the weapons and ammunition inside them in al-Abada town and killed several terrorists. Among the dead terrorists were Tallal Kiki, Muhammad Kalla’a and Hlal al-Saleh.
The source added that another Army unit clashed with an armed terrorist group in al-Zabadani city and destroyed a mortar, injuring two terrorists.
In Darayaa city, Army units destroyed several terrorist weapons cashes in al-Shyah and al-Allali areas, killing a number of terrorists, including Muhammad al-Bukha’a and Khaled al-Masri.
A military source said that the Army units killed scores of terrorists in Jassem, Daa’el, Taffas, al-Shajara and Sahem al-Goulan villeges in Daraa countryside, destroying their dens and equipment.
15 Shops Turned into Explosive Device Making Workshops Destroyed in Douma
In the same context, a source told SANA reporter that an army unit carried out a special operation in which it destroyed 15 shops in the Industrial Area in Douma turned by the terrorists into workshops to make explosive devices and mortar rounds. Several terrorists were killed in the operation, including Ibrahim Khabieh and Mohammad Dakkar.
Army Units Discover 500Meter Tunnel in Darayaa in Damascus Countryside
Units of the Armed Forces discovered a 500meter tunnel which was used by terrorists to transport weapons and ammunition in Darayaa city.
A source in the province told SANA that the terrorists were using this tunnel to transport weapons and ammunition between Darayaa, Ashrafit Sahnaia and Jdaidit Artouz.
A Citizen Injured in Explosive Device Blast in His Car
A citizen injured in the explosion of an explosive device was attached by terrorists to his car in Bernieh Street in Rukn Eddin in Damascus.
A source in the province told SANA reporter that the explosion caused the injury of the driver of the car who was admitted to the hospital and material damage in the cars parked in the place.
Army Carries out Qualitative Operations against Terrorists in Aleppo
In Aleppo, a unit of the armed forces destroyed, in a qualitative operation against terrorists, a mortar near al-Fadilah shool in Bab al-Hadid.
An official source told SANA reporter in the province that the operation resulted in the killing of a number of terrorists and the injury of others.
The source added that a unit of the armed forces clashed with terrorists on the outskirts of Salah-Eddin neighborhood near Shoroukh oil station, killing and injuring a number of them.
Aother unit of the armed forces killed a number of terrorists during a clash in al-Jebieleh in Aleppo countryside.
An army unit killed and injured members of an armed terrorist group during clashes at al-Ma’amel area in al-Lairamoun in Aleppo.
SANA reporter quoted an official source as saying that large amounts of machineguns and ammunition for terrorists were confiscated during the clashes.
The source added that another army unit destroyed a den for armed terrorist groups to the west of Bani Zeid area in the countryside of Aleppo and eliminated all terrorists inside the den.
Army Units Eliminate Terrorists in Aleppo and its Countryside
Units of the Armed Forces destroyed a number of terrorists’ mortars and anti-aircraft cannon which were used by terrorists in their acts of terrorism against citizens in Aleppo and its countryside, killing and injuring scores of terrorists.
An official source told SANA that an Army unit killed several terrorists in al-Mislmia, in addition to destroying their gatherings and weapons, including anti-aircraft cannon to the North of the town.
The source added that another Army unit killed a number of terrorists in Ein al-Dakna, al-Zeraa’a and Hilaan, destroying their weapons and ammunition, including two anti-aircraft cannons 23mm.
Meanwhile, other Army units eliminated several terrorists, including a sniper to the west of Tallat al-Madafa.
In the same context, another Army unit destroyed a mortar at the entrance of the industrial city in al-Sheikh Najjar, in addition to killing all terrorists near mortars.
In Aleppo city, Army units killed and injured a number of terrorists in al-Hydaria roundabout, destroying their weapons and ammunition.
Army Destroys Two Mortars and Heavy Machineguns in Idleb
In Idleb the army units also inflicted heavy losses upon the armed terrorist groups, killing and injuring a number of their members in al-Janodieh, Mishmishan, Ein al-Asafir in Jisr al-Shughour and al-Nirab, Hmisho farm, Maarat Misrin, Idleb road, Taftanaz, kafr Rouhin, Abu al-Dohour, al-Baragithi and Khashir in Idleb countryside.
The source added that another units of the armed forces destroyed two mortars and heavy machineguns and killed a number of terrorist among them snipers in Abo al-Duhour surroundings.
A 200 kg Roadside Bomb Dismantled on Ariha-Jisr al-Shughour Road, Idleb
Engineering units dismantled a 200 kg roadside planted by an armed terrorist group on Ariha-Jisr al-Shughour highway in the countryside of Idelb.
SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that the road on which the bomb was planted witnesses heavy traffic, noting that the bomb was set to be remotely detonated.
Weapons Seized, Jabhat al-Nusra Terrorists Killed in Daraa Countryside
A unit of the armed forces seized big amounts of weapons and ammunition after raiding a terrorists’ hideout in Kherbet Ghazaleh in Daraa countryside.
Among the seized weapons were a 23-mm anti-aircraft gun and B-90 gun.
An official source told SANA that a number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were killed during the raid, among them Mohammad al-Turkmani, leader of the so-called ”Al-Tawhid Battalions.”
The source added that a car loaded with big amounts of mines and explosive charges exploded in the farms of al-Qinieh village in Daraa northern countryside, killing two terrorists who were inside.
Terrorists Killed, Weapons Seized in Banias Villages
A unit of the armed forces seized two weapons’ warehouses in a raid against terrorists’ dens in al-Bayda village in Banias, Tartous.
An official source told SANA that the seized weapons included machineguns, automatic rifles and RPG charges, a pump-action and up-to-date communication devices and ammos.
The source added that units of the army killed numbers of terrorists in al-Marqab and al-Bayda villages and Ras El-Nabe’ neighborhood in Banias city.
Explosive Device Warehouse Destroyed in Homs
In Homs, a source said that units of the armed forces destroyed an explosive devices warehouse and killed and injured a number of terrorists in al-Khaldieh and al-Rastan.
Workshop for Manufacturing IEDs Seized in Homs
An army unit seized a workshop for manufacturing IEDs near al-Amal Hospital in Wadi al-Sayeh in Homs city.
An official source told SANA that raw materials for manufacturing explosive devices, detonators and high explosive materials were found inside the workshop.
Terrorists Attack Deir Ezzor’s Suspension Bridge with Rocket-Propelled Grenades
Terrorists attacked the suspension Bridge in Deir Ezzor province with rocket-propelled grenades and mortar shells, causing destruction to large parts of it.
An official source told SANA reporter that the suspension bridge, one of the most important historical monuments in the province, was badly damaged by the terrorist attack.
The source added that a unit of the army clashed with an armed terrorist group in Der Ezzor city and eliminated scores of terrorists.
Terrorists Killed in Al-Hasaka Countryside
A unit of the Armed Forces killed and injured several terrorists affiliated to “Jabhat al-Nusra” in al-Drbasia in al-Hasaka countryside.
An official source told SANA that the dead terrorists were affiliated to the so-called “Ahfad al-Rasoul Brigade” who were perpetrating acts of terrorism on al-Drbasia- al-Hasaka road.
Army Units Retake Al-Qaisa Town in Damascus Countryside
Army units regained full control over al-Qaisa town in eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside, a source told SANA.
The source added that units of the armed forces destroyed in a string of qualitative operations terrorists’ hideouts in the town, killing and injuring their members.
Nine days ago, units of the armed forces restored security and stability to al-Eteibeh town to the east of al-Qaisa town.
With the army retaking al-Qaisa, the noose is tightening on the terrorist groups in Ghouta after the army regained control of the line spreading from Damascus airport to the towns of Kafrin, Harran al-Awamid, al-Eteibeh, al-Qaisa, Adea and al-Dmair.
SANA – 3/5/2013