(7/2/2015) ~ The Syrian Arab Army continued carrying out counterterrorism operations across the country on Saturday, which have resulted in the death of scores of terrorists, including some from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization.
Army units destroyed two armored vehicles and eliminated many terrorists from the terrorist group known as Islam Army in operations near al-Huda Mosque in Douma area in Damascus Countryside.
Al-Habib al-Shaatani from Tunisia, Basel Jaara from Palestine, Jamil Sabra, Wafiq Sobhiye, and Mohammad al-Naasan were identified among the terrorists killed in that area, while activists from Douma reported that 36 terrorists were killed including Imad Abdelnafe’a, Taisir Raslan, Mohammad Badran, Mehiddin Beraqdar, Omar Hamza, and Abu Abda al-Sheikh.
Other army units clashed with terrorists from Islam Army in Aaliya farms north of Douma, resulting in the death of a number of terrorists and the destruction of a vehicle equipped with a heavy machineguns.
The army also carried out a surprise attack on terrorist concentrations on the road between Erbin and Madira, which resulted in the death of terrorists Mohammad Weld Khashiba from Libya, Majdi al-Derani, Salem Barghouth, Safwan Qasso, and Kassem al-Hariri.
In Jobar, an army unit eliminated many terrorists affiliated with the Islamic Union of Ajnad al-Cham terrorist group in a precision strike on one of their hideouts in the vicinity ofTibeh. Fahed Jeha, Rabe’a Khadrawi, Ibrahim Dahrouj, and Ahmad al-Bahra were mong the terrorists killed in this operation.
In Daraya, three terrorists were killed and around 28 more were injured in army operations that also resulted in destroying a cache of weapons and amo.
In the eastern part of al-Qalamoun area, army units destroyed terrorist hideouts along with the weapons and ammo inside them in al-Batra’a mountains and the surrounding farms in Jeroud area.
Army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, foiled an attack which terrorist launched from different directions against Qarfa town, 26 km north of central Daraa city, a military source told SANA.
It confirmed that the terrorists were forced out beyond the town’s surrounding after tens of them were killed and others were left wounded, with the army seizing the weapons and ammunition left behind.
In Ibta’ town, army units directed intensive hits against terrorist organizations’ gatherings in the east and the surrounding of the tow, leaving many terrorists dead and destroying their weapons and ammunition.
Terrorists’ dens in al-Sahara neighborhood in al-Mseifra town received severe hits, with many of them getting killed.
The military source described as “accurate” the operations which army units carried out against terrorists’ gatherings in the east of Dael town, which borders the towns of Ibta’ and al-Sheikh Miskeen, stressing that the operations left many terrorists dead.
More terrorists were killed and a number of their vehicles were destroyed in Namer village, north-east of Daraa.
An army unit clashed with terrorists in Deir al-Adas town, located near the border with Quneitra, leaving many of them killed.
In al-Lajat area, 75 km north of Daraa city, an army unit carried out a series of “successful” operations that resulted in destroying two vehicles in the east of al-Mismiyeh village, with many terrorists, including those on board the vehicles, getting killed.
North-east of Mzeirib town, which is located near the Jordanian border, the military operations resulted in the killing of many terrorists and destroying their weapons and heavy equipment.
In Daraa al-Balad in the city, units of the army continued operations against terrorists’ positions, killing a number of them in al-Karak neighborhood.
Other army units killed a number of terrorists and destroyed heavy vehicles they had been using along with those manning them in the town of al-Msaifra in Daraa’s eastern countryside, in addition to thwarting a terrorist group’s attempt to attack a military point east of Enkhel town, and eliminating a gathering of terrorists and several of their vehicles in al-Hirak town and west of Atman.
Army units carried out intensive operations against dens of terrorists belonging to Jabhat al-Nusra and the so-called al-Farouq Brigade and Homs Brigade in Um Sharshouh, Tal Abu al-Sanabel, Dahret Kafarnan, al-Ghajar-al-Sheikh Ibrahim road in the countryside of Homs.
A military source told SANA that the operations, which were carried out with the help of the popular defense groups, resulted in killing many terrorists, in addition to destroying equipment, weapons and ammunition which they were using.
A vehicle equipped with a heavy machine gun and a bulldozer, which had been used in setting up fortifications and digging tunnels and trenches, were among the destroyed equipment.
In the eastern countryside of Homs, the army, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, destroyed an armored vehicle equipped with a heavy machine gun and killed many terrorists in the villages of Masaada, Um Sharij, Unq al-Hawa, al-Dweibeh and Abo al-Alaya.
Units of the army and armed forces on Saturday destroyed ISIS hideouts and weapons in al-Jafra and Howaijet Saker villages in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor.
During the last couple of months, ISIS terrorists committed brutal crimes against the people of al-Jafra village, which is located at the right bank of the Euphrates river.
A military source told SANA that an army unit, in cooperation with the popular defense units in the eastern region, dealt direct blows to ISIS gatherings in al-Jafra village, killing scores of them and destroying a number of heavy machineguns-equipped vehicles.
The source added that other army units seized weapons and ammunition of ISIS terrorists who fled due to the army’s blow.
Another army unit destroyed ISIS hideouts, vehicles and weapons, inflicting heavy losses upon them in personnel and equipment in the village of Howaijet Saker.
Army units thwarted an attack launched by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists on Ayoubeh village and killed many of terrorist organizations’ members in the villages of Um Batina and Mas’hara in the countryside of the southern province.
In the surrounding of the main square in Quneitra city, an army unit clashed with terrorists and destroyed the heavy machinegun-equipped vehicles which the latter were using.
Numbers of terrorists were killed in Abu al-Duhour, Kansafra, al-Hubeit, Khan Sheikhoun, al-Yaqoubiyeh and Nahla in the countrysdide of the northern province .
Army units destroyed a cache containing rocket shells and killed a number of terrorists in the villages of al-Farz, Wadi al-Sheikhan and Ghmam in the northern countryside of coastal province.
Units of the army and armed forces destroyed terrorists’ dens in Kafer Zeita, al- Latamineh, al-Sayyad, Eqeirbat, Jana al-Elbawi and al-Hardaneh in the countryside of the central province.
Terrorists also got killed in al-Jabrieh village which is located between Kafrnbouda and Karnaz towns 50 km northwest of Hama city, and in al-Hweijeh village in al-Ghab plain.
Units of the army and armed forces pounded dens and concentrations for ISIS terror organization in Hasaka southern countryside.
SANA reporter said army units destroyed weapons and ammunition for ISIS terrorists in al-Meilbieh and al-Khama’el villages 12 km south of Hasaka.
An army unit also destroyed a vehicle, killing two terrorists and wounding two others in al-Shura village in the southern countryside of Qamishli.
Three leaders within the so-called “Jaysh al-Islam” and “Ajnad al-Sham” terrorist organizations were killed in Joubar neighborhood and Eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside.
Terrorist organizations’ social media pages circulated news of the death of Abo Zaid Qannas (Arabic for sniper), who was identified as the military leader of “Al -Itihad al-Islami” group within Ajnad al-Sham.
The group has been one of the most dangerous terrorist organizations active in Eastern Ghouta that claimed responsibility for shelling attacks on Damascus. It emerged into existence in late 2013 after it had taken in a number of so-called “brigades” and battalions”.
The pages said Abo Zaid Qannas was killed by a gunshot in the area between Hazzeh and Hamourieh towns in Eastern Ghouta.
The terrorist organizations also acknowledged the death of Qutayba Kamel, an explosives expert within Jaysh al-Islam.
Kamel, who is nicknamed Abo Abdo Tafjir (Arabic for bombing), was killed in Joubar, according to the pages.
Abo Khalil Saab, a leader in Jaysh al-Islam, was said to be also killed in Douma city.
Jaysh al-Islam, which operates chiefly in the Damascus neighborhoods of , Douma and Eastern Ghouta, targeted Damascus with scores of rocket shells on Thursday, claiming the lives of a number of civilians, including children and a woman.
Army units responded to the sources of attacks and continued operations to establish control over Joubar and subsequently expel terrorists from Eastern Ghouta.
Units of the Syrian army and armed forces continued to raze dens of terrorist organizations in several areas across the country, amid a recent sweep that has consolidated the army’s military gains.
The Army eliminated scores of terrorists, the majority of them from so-called organization “Islam army” in the villages of Eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside.
SANA field reporter said that Aliya farms, north of Douam, witnessed fierce clashes that resulted in the killing of scores of the so-called “Islam army” terrorists, while other army units were destroying dens of terrorists in center of Douma.
Meanwhile, units of the army carried out a series of strikes against dens and concentrations of terrorists in Joubar, killing a number of them.
Other army units carried out special operations against terrorists in Zamalka and Erbin, killing and injuring several mercenaries.
Units of the army and armed forces targeted dens of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization in the southern countryside of Hasaka, inflicting heavy losses upon them.
SANA reporter in the northeastern province said army hit with artillery ISIS gatherings and dens in al-Badran village, 20 km south of Hasaka city, destroying many of ISIS vehicles and weapons and killing a number of terrorists and injuring others.
Another army unit crushed ISIS gatherings, using various types of weaponry, in Bab al-Kheir village, 20 km south of the city, part of which came under the army’s control on Wednesday. Many ISIS members were killed in the operations.
These operations came one day after the army restored full security to the villages of al-Watwatiyeh, Jammo, Jammo Farm, and the eastern part of Bab al-Kheir village in the south.
Units of the Army and Armed Forces killed members of takfiri terrorist organizations during continued operations against their dens in the eastern and northern countryside of Homs.
A military source said that Army units destroyed terrorists’ dens, killed many of them and injured others in Ez-Eddin and al-Sa’en in Talbeisa area.
In the eastern countryside of Homs central province, the source confirmed that an Army unit eliminated many terrorists, injured others and destroyed their weaponry and ammo in Salam Gharbi, Salam Sharqi, al-Tibeh, al-Doiba and Om al-Rish villages.
The source also said that units of the army and armed forces eliminated scores of terrorists and destroyed their hideouts and vehicles in Talbissa, al-Moadamieh, Jazel and al-Belaas mountain in Homs countryside.
A military source also said Army units killed terrorists in Akrab, Rahhoum, and al-Msherfeh al-Shamaliyeh, destroying several vehicles for them which were heading for Mahin town in Homs countryside.
A military source said that units of the army and armed forces destroyed terrorists’ dens and eliminated dozens of them in Qaminas, Saraqeb, Kafar Lata, Kafar Najed, Sarjeh, Tal Toukan, al-Sheikh Yousef, Skaik, Khan Sheikhoun, al-Taman’a, al-Bara, Mdaya, Sinjar and Jerjnaz in Idleb countryside.
A unit of the army and armed forces destroyed dens for terrorist organizations, killing many of their members in Hallouz, Ein al-Bardeh, Maaret Masrin and al-Hamidieh in Idleb countryside.
Army units killed terrorists and wounded others in Tal Salmo, al-Nayrab, Majdalya, Qastoun, Zeizoun, Kansafra and al-Akrad Mountains in Idleb countryside.
A military source said that units of the army and armed forces destroyed several vehicles with all terrorists inside them in Rasm al-Qahera, al-Qunitrat, Kenti, al-Fasda, Atshan and al-Latamneh in Hama countryside.
an army unit destroyed a vehicle equipped with a heavy machinegun with the terrorists inside it on Atman-Tafas road in Daraa countryside.
Military source said that units of the army and armed forces eliminated a number of terrorists and destroyed several warehouses of rockets and ammunition, three vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns, and two vehicles loaded with weapons and ammo in the villages of al-Hilwa, Bladder, al-Khadraa, al-Sawdaa, Majbal al-Kharafi, Khan al-Joz, al-Zweik, and Saqiyet al-Kart in the northern countryside of Lattakia.
An army unit eliminated members of a terrorist group that tried to infiltrate from the Turkish territories towards al-Furulloq nature reserve in Lattakia northern countryside.
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