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Military operations launched against terrorists in several areas around country
Army units on Saturday carried out operations against terrorists, eliminating armed terrorist groups in several areas around the country.
Large-scale operations in Damascus and its countryside kill many terrorists
Concentrated operations were carried out against terrorist groups’ dens in al-Qalamoun and the eastern Ghouta and other areas in Damascus countryside and city, resulting in the death of large numbers of terrorists.
SANA reporter quoted an official source as saying that units of the armed forces razed terrorist groups’ gatherings and killed many of their members, some of them affiliated to the so-called “Islam Army” in al-Nabek area in the countryside.
Mustafa al-Manjweiq, Fawaz Izz-Eddin, Abdul-Karim Shreidi, Ahmad Tayyareh, Samir Bweidani, Hassan al-Mleis, Qassem Ainiyeh, Mohammad Taleb and Adnan Abdul-Aziz were identified among the dead.
A military source said that an army unit destroyed a rocket launcher in the city of al-Nabek.
The source added that another army unit clashed with members of armed terrorist groups in al-Faj al-Gharbi, al-Faj al-Sharqi and near al-Safir Hotel in Maaloula.
Earlier in the day, the army eliminated scores of terrorists affiliated to the so-called “al-Islam Army” terrorist group in al-Nabek and eliminated all members of an armed terrorist group in the outskirt of Maaloula city.
The source added that an armed terrorist group was wholly eliminated with all its members killed in the surrounding of Maaloula city, including Ahmad Fadl Diab.
A special operation in Rima farms in Yabroud area resulted in the killing most of members of a terrorist group and the destruction of 7 of their that were cars loaded with weapons and ammunition. The group’s leader Jamal Abdul-Aziz was identified among the dead.
The source told SANA reporter that army units carried out a series of operations on various axes in the eastern Ghouta in which they killed a number of terrorists and destroyed several of their cars in Deir Salman town. Terrorist Mamdouh al-Bashbash was among the dead.
Terrorists’ dens were destroyed in the farms of Douma and the towns of al-Mleiheh and al-Qissa. Many terrorists got killed in the operations, including Wassim Othman, Abdullah Yassin al-Shahrour and Bassem Mohammad al-Jurd.
In Harasta city, army units clashed with an armed terrorist group and killed one of its members, Raed Soufan, while other units destroyed terrorists’ gatherings in the towns of Erbin, Zamalka and Joubar.
A number of terrorists were also killed after they had been hunted down by army units in Daraya city and al-Zabadani. Ashraf Qashqash was identified among the dead.
In the city of Damascus, terrorists were killed in various areas in Barzeh neighborhood, including Hossam al-Sheikh Bakri and Mahrous al-Abdallah from the so-called “Al-Sa’eqa Battalion” and Hamzeh Wawiyeh from the so-called “Ahrar Barzeh Group”.
Numbers of terrorists were also killed near al-hassan Mosque in al-Qaboun neighborhood.
Large number of terrorists killed, heavy weaponry destroyed in Lattakia
Units of the armed forces destroyed several terrorists’ gatherings and three of their cars loaded with rockets and explosive devices in the villages of Marj Khoukheh and Saqiet al-Kert in the countryside of Lattakia, a military source said.
The source told SANA that 24 terrorists were killed in the operations, including Ahmad Baerli, Omar al-Hajji, Mohammad al-Naser and Mahmoud al-Darwish.
An explosive devices cache, a 23 mm anti-aircraft gun and 3 heavy machine guns mounted on cars were destroyed in Beit Ewan village, in addition to the killing of numbers of terrorists.
In al-Kbeir village, an army unit destroyed 4 Grad rockets and killed 19 terrorists, including leader of a terrorist group affiliated to the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, who is nicknamed Abo Omar al-Shawi, according to the source.
The source noted that terrorists Sami Halawanji, Ayham al-Daba’, Othman al-Dibes, Muayad al-Khattab abd Omar Eleiko were identified among the dead.
Twenty-two other terrorists were killed and a mortar and a car laden with ammunition were destroyed in al-Rab’eh village, while a number of terrorists’ dens, cars and 2 Grad rockets were destroyed in Zahiyeh village.
An army unit destroyed three vehicles equipped with machineguns and a terrorist hideout in the village of al-Rihaniye, eliminating a number of terrorists, most of them non-Syrians.
Dozens of terrorists killed, infiltration attempts foiled in Aleppo
Army units killed terrorists attempting to infiltrate from al-Sayyed Ali area to neighboring areas, destroying their dens, gatherings, missile launchers and cars loaded with weapons and ammunition in several villages and towns in Aleppo and its countryside.
A military source said that army units eliminated armed terrorist groups in al-Sheikh Saed, Khan Toman, al-Rashidin al-Rabia areas, and destroyed missile launchers used by terrorists to target residents in the neighboring villages to the towns of al-Jdeideh and Erbid where they placed the launchers.
The source added that terrorists’ gatherings were eliminated in the surrounding areas to al-Kindi Hospital, Kafar Hamra, al-Dweihi, al-Mansoura, Andan and Masaken Hanano.
Other army units destroyed cars loaded with weapons and ammunition and terrorists in Arom, the surrounding area of the Central Prison and on Aleppo-Idleb highway.
Army units established control over the town of Tayyara northeast of al-Nairab, eliminating the last gatherings of terrorists in it.
In Aleppo city, an army unit foiled an armed terrorist group’s attempt to infiltrate from al-Sayyed Ali area into safe neighborhoods, killing all of its members.
Terrorists’ gatherings targeted in Homs province
All members of several armed terrorist groups were killed in the neighborhoods of al-Warsheh, al-Safsafeh and Bab Hood in the city of Homs and in al-Qabban area in Talbiseh in the countryside. Terrorists Midhat Rasoul Thabteh amd Mustafa al-Kinn were among the dead. Units of the army destroyed a mortar launcher and different munitions of the terrorists in Homs countryside, inflicting heavy losses upon them.
A military source told SANA that the army eliminated gatherings of terrorists in Kissin in al-Rastan, Jabal al-Shaer and Syriatel hill, destroying a number of cars loaded with weapons to the south of al-Qariyateen village.
In the farms of Abou al-Anz east of Talbiseh, an army unit destroyed a terrorist gathering, in addition to destroying a missile launch platform in al-Mashjar al-Janoubi neighborhood in Talbiseh.
Near the shore of al-Rastan Lake, an army unit clashed with a terrorist group which was attempting to transport weapons and ammo to al-Houleh area, inflicting heavy losses upon them.
An army unit prevented a terrorist group from infiltrating the village of Abu al-Alaya from Salam Sharqi village in Jeb al-Jarrah area, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.
In Homs city, an army unit seized control of a building in Bab Houd neighborhood after eliminating terrorists who were inside it and destroying their equipment.
Armed terrorist groups eliminated in Idleb
The source said that an army unit confronted armed terrorist groups that attempted to infiltrate from Ma’arshemsheh and attack a military checkpoint in Wadi al-Daif in Idelb countryside, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists.
The source pointed out that terrorists’ gatherings were destroyed in villages and towns of Jidar Bakfaloun, Mafraq al-Rweihiyeh, Serjeh and the surrounding areas of al-Arba’in Mounting, where many terrorists were killed and others were injured.
On the other hand, SANA reporter said that two armed terrorist groups clashed in Khan Shaikhoun city, as many terrorists were killed and others were injured, adding that the terrorists Abdo Hibbo, a terrorist group leader, and Mohammad Shueib were among the dead.
Army units killed large numbers of terrorists and injured others in Idleb. Among the dead were Hashed al-Rmeihi from Qatar and Abdul-Rahman al-Dasher from Yemen, in addition to the terrorists Ghassan al-Qammouri, Adnan al-Naem, Faissal al-Jahjah, Mahmoud al-Malla, Maher al-Sayyad and Omar al-Jassem.
An army unit eliminated terrorists and injured others in the villages of Marteen and Oum Jereen, destroying a car equipped with a machinegun.
Another unit repelled a terrorist group that attempted to attack Abu al-Zuhour airport, leaving the terrorists dead or injured. Ammar Khallouf al-Abdullah, Shihadeh Khallouf al-Abdullah and Abdelrazzaq al-Abdullah were identified among the dead.
In Sermin area, the army destroyed a terrorist hideout and ammo deport, eliminating 22 terrorists, injuring others, and destroying 3 armored vehicles and 5 vehicles equipped with machineguns.
An army unit repelled terrorists who attempted to attack army checkpoints in Jisr al-Shughour, leaving the terrorists dead or injured. Among the dead terrorists were Ahmad Mohammad Shaker, Mohammad Rajab, Ala’a Rajab, Mustafa Deeb, Mulham al-Sufi, Omar al-Hindi and three Libyans.
SANA/English Bulletin – 01/12/2013