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Syrian Army resumed Saturday its national duty in hunting armed terrorist groups, having sweeping operations against terrorists in different areas.

Army units killed terrorists, mostly non-Syrians, from the so-called “Islam Army” and “Al-Baraa Brigade”, and destroyed their weaponry and ammos in a string of operations in Damascus countryside.

Army unit pounded terrorists’ dens to the east of Maysaloun roundabout, in the northeast of the Teaschers’ Tower and near the Schools’ Complex in Jobar, with terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islam Army getting killed and their weapons destroyed.

Moreover, army units carried out operations in al-Shifounieh farms and Tal Kerdi in Douma, killing several non-Syrian terrorists, among them Abdul-Kader al-Rifai, a Jordanian, and the terrorists Jihad Mahrat and Muhannad Barghouth.

In the eastern and northern farms of al-Mliha town, terrorists were killed and others wounded from the so-called “Al-Baraa Brigade”. Misbah Darwish, leader of a terrorist group, was among the dead terrorists. Another group along with its leader, Diaa Ali Taha, from the so-called “Al-Ghouta Shield Brigade” was eliminated.

Meanwhile, army units pummeled terrorists’ dens in Asal al-Ward farms and killed 15 terrorists in the process, destroying their weapons and ammos.

Rankous town, that faced yesterday an attempt to have the situation in it disturbed after an armed terrorist group tried to sneak into the town, regained its former stability, with its locals turning out to welcome the Syrian army.

A military source said that the army units thwarted a terrorist group’s infiltration attempt into secure areas in Salaheddin and al-A’zamiyah in Aleppo, leaving a number of terrorists killed and wounded.

The source said that terrorists tried to infiltrate into safe neighborhoods of Salaheddin and al-A’zamiyah but the army units have thwarted the attempt and killed and wounded many terrorists.

The army has also targeted terrorists in the towns and villages of al-Lairamoun, Anadan, Hreitan, al-Atareb, Handarat, Tal Rifaat and on Ritan-Maier axis in the suburbs of Aleppo and in the neighborhoods of Hanano, al-Haidariyah and Bani Zaid.

The army units also destroyed vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns and mortars.

A military source said that units of the army and armed forces have tightened control over the area surrounding SyriaTel tower in al-Nab’ain area in Kassab, Lattakia countryside.

Many terrorists, mostly non-Syrians, got killed in the operation.

In Daraa, the army units thwarted a terrorist group’s infiltration attempt from al-Bajabjeh towards north technical school in al-Mansheya district in Daraa al-Balad and eliminated a number of terrorists and injured others.

Two infiltration attempts into safe areas in Homs countryside were also thwarted.

The authorities in Palmyra dismantled five explosive devices planted by terrorists on the Baghdad-Homs road. The devices weighed between 12 and 45 kilograms, and some of them were rigged for remote detonation.

Meanwhile, a number of terrorists were killed of a car bomb they were preparing at a market in Deir Ezzor.

A source said the explosion of the car led to the killing and injuring of several terrorists and weapon traders inside a market in Dir Ezzor.

Army units killed and wounded terrorists and destroyed their weapons in several areas in Idleb countryside.

A military source said that army units killed large numbers of terrorists and wounded several others after pounding their handouts in the villages of al-Hamadaniyeen, Nahleh, al-Rouje Plain, Maarazav, al-Arbaiyeen Mountain, Maarbleed and south of al-Bouiti in Idleb countryside.

Vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns were destroyed in the operations.

Army recaptures key points in Kassab

Army units have established full control over al-Nab’ain area and al-Samra crossroads in Kassab in Lattakia northern countryside, said a military source.

Large numbers of terrorists were killed in the operation that saw control re-established in al-Nab’ain area and al-Samra crossroads, one day after control was tightened on key military points in the area.

Battles have been raging in Kassab area in Lattakia northern countryside since terrorists, backed by Turkey’s Prime Minster Recep Tayyip Erdogan, overran the area late last March.

Kassab has a predominately Armenian population which suffered gruesome crimes in the wake of the terrorists’ attack on the town.


Source: SANA military reports – 14 June 2014

SFP – 14/06/2014