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Army Kills Terrorists in Several Provinces, Restores Stability to Most of al-Qseir
May 20, 2013
Army units on Monday continued pursuing the armed terrorist groups in several provinces, inflicting heavy losses upon them.
In Damascus, the army units chased down armed terrorist groups in the northern and western sides in Barzeh neighborhood and the surrounding farms, leaving their members killed or injured including snipers.
An official source told SANA reporter that sniper, Omar al-Azizy, from the terrorist group calling itself "Ahfad al-Rasoul brigade, in addition to the terrorists, Hamdan al-Labbad and Ziad al-Mahayni from Jabhat al-Nusra were eliminated.
The source confirmed that units of our army tightened the ring around the terrorists groups in the neighborhood and inflicted heavy losses upon them.
In Aliyah farms in Douma, Damascus Countryside, the Army eliminated members of a terrorist groups, including Ahmad Sleik and Hamza al-Lakah, in addition to destroying terrorist gatherings along with their weapons and munitions near the mills and construction sites in Adra area.
An Army unit destroyed weapons and munitions in the town of Hejjeira and eliminated terrorists including Marzouq Sendid and Mohammad al-Muajil, while another unit clashed with terrorists west of al-Thanawiye roundabout in the town of Harasta, injuring or killing the terrorists, one of whom was identified as Anas Shella.
In al-Zabadani, an Army unit clahsed with a terrorist group in al-Aara neighborhood, resulting in the death of terrorist Dirar al-Zein, while another unit destroyed a number of vehicles used by terrorists in al-Nabek and eliminated a number of them.
An Army unit clashed with terrorists near al-Manasher roundabout in Jobar, killing a number of them including a sniper nicknamed Abu Anas.
Explosive device stuck to car at Ain al-Kirsh detonated with no Casualties
An explosive device stuck to a private car by terrorists at Ain al-Kirsh in Damascus was detonated; the losses were limited to materials.
A source at the police command told SANA that an explosive device was stuck to a Mazda car was exploded with no casualties.
Army Units Eliminate Terrorists in Daraa and its Countryside
Units of the Armed Forces inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists and killed a number of terrorists' leaders affiliated to "Jabhat al-Nusra" in Daraa.
A military source told SANA that the Army units killed large number of terrorists in Daraa al-Balad, including Khalel Subhhi Aba Zayd, Khaled Ktyfan, Mamoun Mahmoud al-Masaalma, Raaft Aba Zayed, Raged al-Masri and Muhammad al-Massalma who were affiliated to "Jabhat al-Nusra"
The source added that other Army units targeted the armed terrorist groups in Tall al-Mtaouk, Bayt Jeen, Sahem al-Goulan, Hyyt and al-Shajara in Daraa countryside, killing and injuring scores of terrorists, in addition to destroying their equipment.
Stability Restored to Eastern Part of Qseir, Operations Continue in Northern and Southern Areas
Army units restored stability and security to the full eastern area of Qseir city in Homs Countryside after killing big numbers of terrorists and destroying their hideouts. A military source added that army units dismantled a number of explosive devices, planted by terrorists in al-Souk area in the middle of the city.
The source added that army units are continuing hunting the remnants of terrorists in some hideouts in the northern and southern areas of the city.
The Armed Forces also seized an Israeli vehicle which terrorists had been using in the city.
The Army's operations in al-Qseir resulted in heavy losses among terrorists. Among the terrorists who were eliminated are Yousef Hasan Raad and Khaled Khankan, two leaders of terrorist groups, in addition to Mutasim Saab, Hussam Abdelkader, Ahmad Abdelrahman al-Hammour, Mohammad Abbas Harfoush, and Abdelbari al-Ali.
Earlier yesterday, army units restored stability to the Local Stadium area, some parts of the western area, Municipality HQ, the Cultural Center, the Church, al-Baladyeh roundabout and al-Ghytta area.
Tens of terrorists hand themselves in to the authorities, while others were arrested in cooperation with some residents.
Terrorists Killed in Homs and its Countryside
Units of the Armed Forces carried out operations aginst terrorists' dens and gatherings in Homs and its countryside, destroying a tunnel and several terrorists' dens.
An official source told SANA that the Army units destroyed a tunnel along with all terrorists inside it in Jourat al-Shyeh neighborhood in Homs, while another Army unit killed and injured a number of terrorists in the same neighborhood.
The source added that an Army unit destroyed a terrorists' den along with weapons and ammunition inside it in Babhoud neighborhood, while another Army unit repelled terrorists who were perpetrating acts of terrorism in al-Waar neighborhood.
The source pointed out that other Army units carried several operations against terrorists' dens and gatherings in Aqraab, Taldo and Talbisa in Homs countryside, killing scores of terrorists and destroying their equipment.
Meanwhile, other Army units destroyed a warehouse along with weapons and ammunition inside it in al-Rastan, in addition to killing several terrorists, including Khaled Mustafa al-Daaly and Muhammad al-Deek who were leaders of the armed terrorist groups.
Army Units Continue Operations against Terrorists in Aleppo Province
Army units destroyed a number of terrorist hideouts in Hilan, near Somar restaurant, and near al-Saif factory and the glass factory in Aleppo countryside, destroying the weapons inside them which the terrorists had been using in attacks against locals and Aleppo Central Prison.
An Army unit eliminated a number of terrorists near al-Jbaileh school Tallet al-Madafeh, and the agriculture department, in addition to destroying terrorist hideouts and a missile launcher near al-Khulandi gas station.
The Army also left a number of terrorists dead or injured in the areas of Andan, Byanoun and Khan al-Asal.
In Aleppo city, an Army unit clashed with terrorists in al-Haidariye roundabout, Dahret Abd Rabbo, and the factories in al-Layramoun area, killing and injuring a number of them.
Other units eliminated terrorist gatherings along with the terrorists and equipment inside them in the areas of Sheikh Maqsoud, al-Isharat, and Bustan al-Qaser.
Army Foils Terrorists' Attempt to Infiltrate Borders from Jordan
An Army unit and border patrols prevented terrorists from infiltrating the borders from Jordan in al-Makab area south of Daraa city, resulting in the death of 8 terrorists, the injuring of others, and the destruction of their weapons and munitions.
Army units eliminated terrorists in the towns and villages of Nafi'a, al-Shabrak, al-Shajara and Sahm al-Golan in Daraa countryside. Among the dead terrorists were two Tunisians; Lotfi Hasan Sharqawi and Saeed Ali Bouhayani, and a Jordanian called Sultan Fayssal al-Baidani, in addition to terrorists Ahmad Jalal al-Masri, Abd Ali al-Ali, Mahmoud al-Hashish, Samer Ahmad al-Baridi, Hasan al-Taani, Khaled al-Jehmani, Ahmad al-Sobhi Murreri, and Ahmad al-Masri.
Heavy Losses Inflicted upon Terrorists in Idleb
Army units continued its confrontation of armed terrorist groups in Idleb countryside, killing a big number of them and destroying their gatherings.
A military source told SANA that army units targeted terrorists gatherings in Maartamasrin, killed many terrorists and injured others.
The source added that other army units targeted terrorist groups in Sermin and Bennish, inflicting heavy losses upon them.
Army units continued destroying terrorists' gatherings in kherbet al-Joz in Jisr al-Shoghour countryside, Kafar Haya, Jabal al-Arbain, Ram Hamdan, Qaminas, Saraqeb, Tafranaz and the surrounding area of the Youth Camp, inflicting heavy losses upon them.
The source added that the engineering units dismantled seven explosive devices on the road of al-Mastoumeh-Ariha in the area of al-Sheikh Abdullah the weights of which range between 40 to 50 kg planted to target the passersby.
In Ariha area, the Army destroyed a car loaded with anti-armor rockets, RPG rounds, assorted projectiles, munitions and machineguns on the road between Iblin and al-Bara.
The Army also killed and injured a number of terrorists in the villages and towns of al-Shagher, al-Rami and Bannesh and destroyed heavy machineguns the terrorists had been using. Among the terrorists who were killed was Ibrhaim Hassoun, the leader of a group affiliated with Jabhet al-Nusra.
Heavy Losses Inflictesd upon Terrorists in Deir Ezzor
Army units clashed with an armed terrorist group in Nazlat al-Idrisiyat in Deir Ezzor city, killing a number of terrorists and injuring others including Khalil Hadi al-Ali from the so-called "al-Abbas Battalion" terrorist group.
A source in the province told SANA reporter that another army unit destroyed terrorists' gatherings in al-Hamidiyeh and Hweiqa neighborhoods, inflicting heavy losses upon them.
The source added that another unit killed a number of terrorists in al-Morei'eyeh village and destroyed their weapons.
The source pointed out that Yaser al-Samran and Yousef hamid al-Sultan from the so-called "al-Qa'aqa'a Battalion" were identified among the dead.
Army Confiscates Weapons, Munitions and Explosives in Hama
Army units raided a workshop for manufacturing explosive devices in the town of Helfaya in Hama countryside.
Items confiscated in the workshop include rockets, artillery shells, 57 explsoive devices, and amounts of C4.
Other Army units destroyed hideouts for Jabhet al-Nusra terrorists in the caves near Mhardeg dam, and arrested a number of terrorists in the villages of Zour al-Hisa and al-Zalaqiyat.