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Army units Ambush terrorists, confiscate weapons in their possession

Jun 25, 2013 – Homs, (SANA-M. Nassr/ Ghossoun) – The competent authorities on Tuesday ambushed an armed terrorist group near the junction of al-Sukari village in Palmyra countryside in Homs and eliminated a number of terrorists and seized weapons in their possession.

SANA reporter quoted a source in the governorate as saying: ” The competent authorities confiscated three pickup trucks, two of which are equipped with heavy machineguns.

In Talkalkh in Homs countryside and during inspecting Jabal Ghalion district, units of our armed forces killed and wounded a number of terrorists, arrested others and seized various types of weapons.

An official source told SANA reporter that the army killed scores of terrorists in al-Rastan city and destroyed their weaponry and ammunition.

The source added that terrorists Abdul-Aziz Salamah, Mahmoud Habib and Abdul-Haj Hassan were identified among the dead.

The army units also destroyed a terrorists’ hideout in al-Houla area and killed the terrorists hiding in it.

Army eliminates Jabhet al-Nusra terrorists in Hama

The armed forces carried out several special operations against gatherings and hideouts of terrorists affiliated to Jabhet al-Nusra terrorists organization in Hama countryside.

SANA reporter quoted an official source in the province as saying that a number of Jabhet al-Nusra terrorists were killed and other were injured, adding that weapons, including heavy machineguns were destroyed in the areas of al-Thulaija, al-Fitrawi, Rasm al-Tena and al-Jezdanyeh in Hama countryside.

Terrorists assassinate Franciscan monk, sabotage a church in Idleb

The armed terrorist groups on Tuesday assassinated monk Francois Murad of the Franciscan monastery in Jisr al-Shughour countryside in Idleb.

Vatican news agency quoted head of all Franciscans in the Holy Land and Custos of the Holy Land in Jerusalem, Pierbattista Pizzaballa, as saying that father Murad decided to be a hermit and resorted to the monastery few weeks earlier. 

Custos of the Holy Land said that gunmen entered the monastery and looted all of its items before killing monk Murad.

“The world must know that supporting the gunmen by the west help extremists kill the Syrians”, Pizzaballa said, adding that “With such stances, not a single Christian will remain in the East.” 

Army eliminates terrorists’ leaders in Daraa

The armed forces clashed with terrorists who tried to attack military posts in Daraa and killed and injured the majority of the attackers.

A military source told SANA reporter that the army units pursued terrorist groups in the areas of Daraa al-Balad, Bushruq, al-Mizarya, al-Nafe’a, Hait, Sahm al-Golan and Jinnin and killed and injured scores of the terrorists, among them was sniper Mustafa Dabbour.

The army also clashed with terrorists who tried to attack military posts in Daraa countryside and killed large numbers of them.

The army controled the areas of the National Hospital, Abdul-Aziz Mosque and the social insurance building’s area and killed scores of terrorists who were hiding in these areas.

Among the killed terrorists were Ahed Fareed Abu Aoun, leader of a terrorist group affiliated to the so-called “al-Tawhid Brigade” terrorist group, Jaber Abu Shilleh and AymanAhmad al-Mahameed, leaders of two terrorist groups, Nasser Mohammad Abu Zaid, Tamer Marwan al-Dayyat, Mohammad Mahmoud al-Masri and Imad Saleh Fandi.

In Idleb countryside, the armed forces targeted terrorists’ gatherings in the area of Maarat Masareen and killed scores of terrorists, the majority of them were Chechens.