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Army General Command: Recapturing key areas in Homs shatters terrorists’ delusions



The General Command of the Army and Armed Forces issued a statement on Friday, after regaining control over key towns in Homs province.

“After a successful military operation and accurate tactical maneuvers, units of the armed forces managed this morning to tighten control over the towns of al-Hadath, Hawarin and Mhin and the warehouses nearby to the southeast of Homs city,” the statement said.

The statement added that the army units dealt severe blows to the armed terrorist groups who attacked civilians and military checkpoints in the area, killing large numbers of terrorists and mercenaries and destroying hundreds of arm-equipped vehicles.

”With this successful operation that left large numbers of terrorists killed in a well-planned trap, the armed forces have punctured the delusions of terrorists and their masters in taking over vital areas in Homs countryside, and aborted their plans to ease pressure on the remaining terrorist pockets in the area, causing dramatic collapse in the morale of the armed terrorist groups that are faltering under the strikes of the Syrian army.”

The General Command stressed determination to go ahead with eliminating terrorism and striking with an iron fist everyone who seeks to tamper with the security of the homeland.



More terrorists are getting killed under the army’s strikes

Army operations on Friday resulted in the killing of large numbers of terrorists in areas across the country, in addition to the destruction of many cars loaded with weapons and ammunition.

Army eliminates terrorists, destroys their machinegun-equipped vehicles in Damascus Countryside 

The army units carried out a series of operations resulting in the killing of scores of terrorists and elimination of their hideouts and their machinegun-equipped vehicles in Damascus Countryside.

An official source told SANA that 3 terrorists were killed during clashed with an army unit in the area of al-Qaboun, while another unit continued pursuing the terrorist groups in the area of Barzeh neighborhood.

The army destroyed two vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition near Zamalka and killed 3 terrorists in Irbeen town.

In the eastern al-Ghouta, the army units carried out several operations in the areas of Deir Salman, al-Dilbeh and al-Nashabyeh, killing a number of terrorists and destroying a terrorists’ hideout with all its weapons and ammunition. Among the killed terrorists was Saleh Zeino.

Three terrorists were killed in the area of Adra al-Balad. Four terrorists, one of them a sniper, were eliminated in the city of Daraya, while a number of terrorists were killed or injured during clashed with the army in the area of Hijjera.

An army unit pursued terrorists in the city of al-Zabadani, killing many terrorists, among them were Aref Za’roura, Ahmad Hindyeh and Osama al-Masri.

In Damascus’ northern countryside, the army killed 15 terrorists and destroyed two vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition in the area of Deir Atyeh, while an army unit targeted a hideout for terrorists affiliated to Jabhet al-Nusra terrorist organization and killed a number of terrorists, among them was Eyad Darweesh.

The armed forces seized a factory used by terrorists to manufacture explosive devices, hand grenades and mortar shells in the area between Hijjera and al-Hajar al-Aswad.

Huge amount of chemical materials used in making TNT in addition to explosive devices, grenades and mortar launchers were also found in the factory, which is one of the main hideouts for providing terrorists with these weapons.



Army units chase terrorists in Mheen, destroy weapons in several areas in Homs

Units of the armed forces hunted down members of armed terrorist groups in Mheen town in the eastern countryside of Homs, leaving large numbers of them dead and injured, an official source told SANA reporter.

The army units also destroyed several of the terrorists’ dens and big amounts of weapons and ammunition loaded in cars on the outskirts of Mheen town, the source added.

It also mentioned that three cars with all terrorists inside were destroyed in Mheen as a truck loaded with weapons and ammunition was seized in the vicinity of al-Heer al-Gharbi Palace.

Meanwhile, an army unit destroyed a car and a den for leaders of terrorist groups and killed 15 terrorists in Eidoun village in al-Saan area.

Other army units killed and wounded a number of terrorists in the village of ad-Dweir in ad-Dar al-Kabira, north of al-Mahmoud mosque, south of reservoirs, the land of Sheikh Ibrahim in al-Rastan and Khaleej Kissin.

The army units clashed with members of two terrorist groups in the neighborhood of al-Qarabees in Homs and eliminated or injured most of terrorists.

A military source said that the army stormed into a terrorists’ hideout in Um Jame’ area in Talkalakh, killing 5 of the terrorists and seizing weapons and ammunition.

Army units kill terrorists in various areas in Idleb

In Idleb, an army unit carried out a special operation against an armed terrorist group in Saraqeb city, killing all of its members, according to a military source.

The source told SANA reporter that the operation also resulted in the destruction of the terrorist group’s den along with the weapons and ammunition inside, noting that terrorists Salim Wawi, Ghiath Raslan, Ghazi Shbeib, Mousa Mohammad Mousa and Abdul-Sattar al-Kurdi were identified among the dead.

The source added that units of the armed forces killed and wounded numbers of terrorists and destroyed their weapons in the city of Maaret al-Numan and the villages of Ma’shamsheh and al-Za’laneh.

A military source told SANA that the army killed dozens of terrorists in operations carried out in the area of Masibeeen in Idleb countryside.

Terrorists eliminated in Aleppo and its countryside

In Aleppo, a military source told SANA reporter that the army units killed a number of terrorists in the youth housing compound, Bani Zeid, the vicinity of the central prison and al-Kindi hospital, Tel Shoihna, Kafr Da’el, and al-Rashedeen 4, Bab al-Nassr in old Aleppo, Anjarah, Orm al-Kubra, journalists’ society, al-Mansoura and Arbid village .

The source said that other units destroyed vehicles and cars with all terrorists inside east of Deir Hafer, Karm al-Mayser, Karm al-Trad, Rasm Mayaleh, Bisha and al-Bakat in the southern rural area.

According to the source two infiltration attempts by armed terrorist groups were foiled as the groups’ members were killed and wounded.

A military source said that the army fully controlled the town of Tal Hasel and its surrounding after a series of operations in which dozens of terrorists were killed or injured and their weapons and ammunition were destroyed.

The source said that a number of terrorists’ ditches and barricades were destroyed and dozens of explosive devices were dismantled in the town.

Several vehicle-borne explosive devices were also dismantled and two weapons and ammunition warehouse comprising 120 mm mortar launcher, locally-made rockets, machinegun-equipped vehicles and heavy machineguns were seized.

Tens of terrorists, some of them affiliated to the terrorist organization of the (ISIS)”The Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham”, were killed and many terrorists’ hideouts for terrorists affiliated to the terrorist groups of “Liwaa al-Nasr, Liwaa Asoud Jabhet al-Nusra, al-Sakhour Front” were discovered and seized.

Terrorists eliminated in Hama countryside

The army units continued operations in Hama province and succeeded in eliminating all members of an armed terrorist group in Hama northern countryside.

A military source told SANA reporter that the army killed all members of an armed terrorist group in the area between Suran and Tal al-Bazaq in Hama northern countryside.



The army seizes control of 3 towns in Homs and Tel Hasel in Aleppo

The Syrian army is achieving more gains in the framework of stepped up operations in which the army units bring more areas under their control.

Among these areas are Mheen, Hawarin and al-Hadath towns in the eastern countryside of Homs which fell Friday under the army’s control after inflicting heavy lossses upon the terrorists, according to a military source.

Earlier, another military source announced that the army units gained full control over Tel Hasel in Aleppo countryside after having killed a large number of terrorists.

The army units will continue hunting down the escaping terrorists in the surrounding areas of Tel Hasel.


SANA – 16/11/2013

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