Latest News Syria: special operations against terrorists
Army confronts terrorists, ambushes others infiltrating from Jordan
Army units carried out a series of special operations against terrorists' gatherings and dens in eastern Ghouta and the southern and southwestern countryside of Damascus, killing and injuring many terrorists and destroying their weapons.
An official source told SANA that army units gained control over several building blocks near the educational satellite TV channel headquarter in Barzeh, having eliminated the terrorists inside them. Sayyah al-Habboul was identified among the dead terrorists.
The engineering units neutralized 4 explosive devices in the area ranging in weight between 15-25 kg rigged for remote detonation, as several terrorists were killed and wounded in al-Qaboun neighborhood, among them the terrorist Ali al-Sayyed.
The source added that clashes erupted to the east of the sports hall in Jobar, resulting in the deaths of several terrorists, among them Ammar Jom'aa and Mohammad al-Kaswani.
Army units also continued mopping-up operations in the buildings along Damascus-Homs road to the east of al-Eiman Mosque and the water establishment in Harasta.
A terrorists' concentration was also destroyed in Alia farms in Douma area, killing and injuring several terrorists, among them Yehia Zaitoun and Khaled Halawa, as other terrorists were killed in al-Rihan and Erbin towns.
In Deir Salman town and the surrounding area in eastern Ghouta, clashes continue between army units and terrorists. Several terrorists were killed, among them Iyad Shahin and Mohammad Hneidi.
In Damascus southern countryside, the source said that a mortar shell and heavy machinegun were destroyed in a string of special operations in Hijjera town, killing a number of terrorists, among them Samer al-Najem and Iyad Turkmani.
Another unit killed a number of terrorists after destroying their vehicles in al-Alali area in Darayya city. A terrorist nicknamed Abu Amin was identified among the dead.
Army units also targeted terrorists' gatherings in Khan El-Sheih and its farms and Beit Jinn in Damascus southwestern countryside.
A unit of the armed forces ambushed an armed terrorist group south of al-Dmair city in Damascus Countryside infiltrated from the Jordanian border.
A military source told SANA that the army killed 3 terrorists and seized the terrorists' weapons and tools.
The source added that the weapons seized included B10 mortar, RPG launchers, 10 automatic rifles, a sniper rifle and big amounts of various ammunition, masks and sophisticated telecommunication devices, in addition to seizing their car.
Armed forces units clashed with a terrorist group which had been committing robberies near Parliament roundabout in Jobar area, eliminating the group's leader Omar Yousef Makki along with several group members including Ammar Ahmad Juma'a, Mohammad Ali Salah, Muwaffaq Rateb al-Dimas, Mohammad Abdelwahab Omaira, and Khaled Mohammad Asali.
Army units repel terrorist attack against Aleppo prison
Army units repelled several attempts by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists to attack Aleppo central prison, killing 9 terrorists who were trying to cross the prison's wall from the northern side.
Numbers of terrorist groups' members were also killed in the area surrounding the prison, al-Zira'a building, MTN tower, al-Madafa hill, the glass factory and to the east of al-Blacka restaurant, destroying vehicles and 57-mm machinegun.
A military source told SANA that army units destroyed weapons and ammunition arriving from Turkey in Daret Azzeh city in Aleppo northwestern countryside, also targeting a huge concentration for terrorists who stationed at Tal Rif'at police station.
In Aleppo southwestern countryside, the source added that the army units killed several terrorists during clashes near Indomie factory and in the farms surrounding Khan El-Assal, also killing 10 terrorists near al-Asfari building in the area.
Clashes continue in al-Rashidin neighborhood in Aleppo city as the army units killed terrorists who tried to infiltrate into the safe areas in Aleppo city, also targeting a gathering for them near Africano restaurant, killing and injuring many.
An army unit eliminated a terrorist group affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra in near Salaheddin Mosque in Salaheddin area, also killing and injuring terrorists during an operation against their den near Zaki Jom'aa Mosque in al-Sukkari neighborhood.
Army eliminates terrorists in Homs
Army units inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists in a series of special operations against their gatherings and dens in Homs city and countryside, destroying equipment and weapons for them.
A military source told SANA that terrorists were killed and others injured in the farms surrounding al-Marwaha village, al-Abbasieh and the farm of the Kuwaiti sheikh Salman in Homs countryside.
The source pointed out that another unit discovered a den for terrorists that they used for manufacturing explosives, as another unit killed terrorists in al-Rastan, Talbiseh, Harbanafseh, Eyoun Hsein and Kissin.
In al-Abbasieh, a number of cars and motorcycles for terrorists were discovered in al-Abbasieh resort, according to the source.
Army units carried out accurate operations against terrorists' dens and gatherings in Jorat al-Shayyah, al-Khaledieh, Bab Hood, Wadi al-Sayeh and Bab Sba'a, killing numbers of terrorists and destroying weapons and equipment for them.
Units of the armed forces continued pursuing the armed terrorist groups in the villages of al-Zara and al-Hosn in Homs, killing and injuring a big number of terrorists and destroying their criminal tools.
A military source told SANA that units of the armed forces targeted terrorists' gatherings in al-Kousur, al-Masabegh and Bab Hud, Bait Swais, al-Mshjjar al-Janoubi towards Talbeiseh ,al-Karabis, al-Hamidiyyeh, al-Warsheh, al-Ghanto, al-Rastan, Eyoun Hussein, Bait Hajjo and al-Ameriyeh, killing and injuring a big number of terrorists.
Another unit of the armed forces confronted an armed terrorist group's attack against a military checkpoint in Homs countryside, killing and injuring a number of its members.
An army unit targeted a terrorists' concentration in Talbiseh in Homs countryside, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.
SANA quoted a source in the province as saying that Azo Mustapha Sweis and Mohammad Ali al-Hussein were identified among the dead terrorists.
The source added that another unit killed and wounded members of an armed terrorist group in al-Rastan city, among them the Saudi Abdullah al-Qasimi, Mohammad al-Takas, Marwan Mansour and Samer Ayyoub.
Another unit killed leader of a terrorist group, nicknamed Abu Islam, along with most of his group's members in the orchards surrounding al-Zara town in Talkalakh countryside, among them Abdul-Razzak al-Amiri.
Another unit destroyed a den with the terrorists and weapons inside it in Bab Hood neighborhood in Homs city, the source said.
Army Targets Terrorists' gatherings in Daraa
Meanwhile, army units targeted armed terrorist groups' gatherings in the area surrounding the National Hospital, Abdel-Aziz Aba Zaid mosque, al-Hammadin neighborhood, al-Sad Road and al-Bahar neighborhood and west of Bilal al-Habashi mosque in Daraa, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.
A military source told SANA that terrorists Abdel-Aziz Mansour abu Tayyep, the leader of the so-called al-Tawhid brigade battalion, nour Ali al-Omari, Maher Mohammad Qutaifan and Ibrahim Isam al-Falouji, were identified among the dead.
Units of the armed forces targeted terrorists' gatherings in Da'el, Nahj, Sahem al-Golan, Tafas, al-Naseriyeh, Tsil, Hit, Nafaa and al-Shajara in Daraa countryside, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their weapons, among them heavy machineguns.
A unit of the armed forces dismantled 25 explosive devices on Nimr-Jassem hospital road.
Army units target terrorists in Idleb countryside
An army unit targeted a terrorists' concentration near the industrial area northeast of Binnesh city in Idleb countryside.
A military source told SANA that the operation left 7 terrorists dead, among them Khaled Abdul-Hamid Smesem, and 8 others were injured.