Pan Arab Unity will stop American colonialism


Magnum Photo: SYRIA. Damascus. Union between Syria and Egypt. Portrait of President of Egypt Gamal Abdel NASSER. 1958.

Gamal Abdel Nasser led the 1952 Egyptian revolution that overthrew the corrupt and ineffective monarchy of King Farouk. Nasser was born into a working-class family in Asyut province. His father was a postal clerk. Nasser graduated from the Royal Military Academy in Cairo and served in the Sudan. He fought in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War at Falluja, where Egyptian forces held out against Israel until the war's end. After the 1948 war, Nasser and other junior officers blamed King Farouk for the war's substandard weaponry and lack of military strategy.

Nasser was one of the founders of the secret Free Officers group that was determined to oust Farouk and set Egypt on a different path. Although the older and better-known Brigadier-General Muhammad Naguib was put forward to the public as the head of the officers' group, Nasser was in fact the acknowledged leader. He was known for carefully listening to all viewpoints and then making decisions. On July 22, 1952, the Free Officers overthrew the monarchy in a practically bloodless coup d'état. A Revolutionary Command Council (RCC) was established with Naguib as its head. Nasser and Naguib clashed over whether to keep a parliamentary system or to establish a one-party state with populist support, a course Nasser favored. The majority of the officers favored Nasser, and a single party, the Liberation Rally, was established in 1953. After a failed assassination attempt on Nasser in 1954, the Muslim Brotherhood, with whom Naguib had close ties, was banned, and Naguib was removed from power. A new constitution was implemented in 1956 and Nasser was elected president by a huge majority of Egyptian voters. He was twice reelected to the position. A highly charismatic figure and a brilliant speaker in colloquial Arabic, Nasser was extremely popular with the majority of Egyptians and among average Arabs everywhere.

Not an ideologue, Nasser was a pragmatic political leader who sought to develop Egypt economically and socially. He moved toward socialism and the Soviet Union after his requests for military aid had been rebuffed by the United States. His regime jailed members of both the Egyptian Communist Party and the Muslim Brotherhood on the right.

After attending the Bandung Conference in 1955, Nasser joined with Jawaharlal Nehru of India and Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia in championing positive neutralism, in which Third World nations would not forge solid alliances with either the United States or the Soviet Union in the cold war but would instead act in their own best interests. Neither of the superpowers liked this approach, but the United States was particularly hostile to it. Steering a neutral course, Nasser opposed the Western-led CENTO/Baghdad Pact and opposed Arab regimes such as the Hashemite monarchies in Iraq and Jordan and the conservative, extremely pro-Western Saudi Arabian monarchy.

Nasser also spoke of Egypt belonging to three circles: the Arab, African, and Islamic worlds. Under Nasser, Egypt became a center for African and Arab political leaders and students. Although he was personally a devout Muslim, Nasser was committed to secular government and persecuted Islamists, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood, which sought to establish a state based on Muslim religious law and practice.

Like all Arab leaders, Nasser supported the Palestinian cause and their right to self-determination. He permitted some fedayeen (self-sacrificers) guerrilla attacks from the Egyptian-administered Gaza Strip in Israel, but he also recognized the superiority of Israel's military. Consequently he initially sought, through back channels, to negotiate settlements to the conflict with Israel. Israel insisted on face-to-face negotiations, and the attempts all failed.

In 1956 after the United States had refused to grant aid for building the Aswān Dam, Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal. The nationalization led to the 1956 Arab-Israeli War, in which Great Britain, France, and Israel jointly attacked Egypt. The war was a military loss for Egypt but a political victory after which Nasser became indisputably the most popular man in the entire Arab world.

Conservative pro-Western monarchies: Jordan and Saudi Arabia

During the so-called Arab cold war Nasser's influence dominated the liberal, progressive, and socialist governments in Syria and elsewhere, versus the conservative pro-Western monarchies, including Jordan and Saudi Arabia. In 1957, relations with King Saud from Saudi Arabia became antagonistic as the latter began to fear that Nasser's increasing popularity in Saudi Arabia was a genuine threat to the royal family's survival. Despite opposition from the governments of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Lebanon, Nasser maintained his prestige among their citizens and those of other Arab countries. With the formation of the United Arab Republic of Egypt and Syria in 1958, Nasser perhaps reached the peak of his popularity.

Following the devastating military losses in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, Nasser accepted responsibility and resigned. Massive and generally spontaneous public demonstrations calling for his return led him to resume the Egyptian presidency, but he never regained the unquestioning support throughout the Arab world that he had previously enjoyed.

In 1970 Nasser was called upon to mediate a truce between the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and King Hussein of Jordan in the bloody war between the two. Shortly thereafter he suffered a massive heart attack, in part brought on by the tensions of the negotiation, and died in late September. Although Nasser was mistrusted and opposed in most of the West and Israel, millions of mourning Egyptians joined his funeral cortege. The legacy of Nasserism, secular pan-Arab nationalism, and state-directed socialism, spread throughout most of the Arab world during Nasser's lifetime, but declined and, except in Lebanon, largely diminished after his death.



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Latest News Syria: Homs, Aleppo...

Army continues operations against terrorists' gatherings around country

Dec 23, 2013, Provinces (SANA) – Large-scale and precise military operations were carried out on Monday against terrorists, killing dozens of them and destroying their weapons in several areas around the country.

Precise operations against terrorists in Aleppo

A military source told SANA that armed terrorist groups were killed in the area surrounding Aleppo Central Prison, the Industrial City of al-Sheikh Najar, the villages of Mare'a, Mayer, al-Zarzour and Baideen.

In the meantime, other army units destroyed in precise operations a number of cars loaded with weapons and ammunition to the west of al-Bab city, al-Mansoura, Hailan, Castello, Erbid, al-Jdeideh and Khan al-Asal.

The source added that army units killed dozens of terrorists and injured others in Hanano residential compound, and the neighborhoods of al-Haydariyeh, al-Jandoul, Karm al-Jazmati, Bustan al-Qaser, al-Sheikh Said and Bani Zaid in Aleppo city.

Terrorists eliminated in Homs province

Eight terrorists were eliminated in Homs, among them a terrorist nicknamed Abu Kinan, in a military operation against the terrorists’ hideouts in al-Ghasbiyeh village, while another army unit destroyed terrorists’ gatherings with all the weapons and ammunition near the Industrial school in al-Rastan, Abu Hawadid village and al-Ken mount.

Army units destroyed terrorists’ cars loaded with weapons and ammunition in the village of Kisin, killing all the terrorists inside them.

Terrorists were killed and injured in a military operation against terrorists’ hideouts near Shamsi Bacha Mosque in al-Kusour neighborhood in Homs city.

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War on Syria: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, U.S.

The British Times published an article in January 2012 that said Saudi Arabia and Qatar joined in a covert deal to fund weapons acquisitions by the Syrian opposition to topple the regime of Bashar Assad. A secret accord between the governments of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Syrian opposition was reached after the Arab League of Nations foreign ministers Cairo meeting in January 2012. A representative of the Syria opposition told the British newspaper that Saudi Arabia offered any assistance. He added Turkey also took an active part in supporting the opposition by delivering arms across the Syria-Turkey border. 

Mehmet Ali Ediboglu, a deputy from the province of Hatay, said to a United Arab Emirates outlet the National there were great quantities of Turkey-made fire arms in Syria. Ediboglu was part of the Turkish Republican People's Party team coming to Syria in September 2011. The Syrian officials showed the delegation truckloads of weapons unloaded in deserted buffer zone between Syrian and Turkish checkpoints. According to the Turkish deputy’s interview the weapons were delivered by the Muslim Brothers.

Pro-Israeli Debka internet-outlet close to the Israeli Intelligence Mossad reported as far back as August 2011 that NATO delivered shoulder-fired air defense systems, anti-tank weapons, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns to the opposition forces across the territory of Turkey. “Syrian rebels have been receiving training inside Turkey” Debka reported. NATO and the USA organized a campaign to recruit thousands of Muslim volunteers from different countries to boost the might of Syrian “rebels”. The Turkish army provided them with training and safe passage across the Turkey-Syrian border. 

Syria now views Saudi Arabia as its number one enemy and accuses it of trying to destroy the country by arming jihadists and other rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad.





January 27, 2012 - Gulf States to arm Syrian opposition?

In 2012 Qatar bought 200 “Leopard 2″ battle tanks and the German government responded positively to the Saudis request to buy up to 270 of the Leopard 2 tanks. In a new request, the sheikhs petitioned the German government for its approval of the purchase of a few hundred “Boxer” armed transport vehicles.

June 25, 2013 – Saudi Arabia: ‘Syrian rebels must be armed’

November 7, 2013 – Syria: Saudi Arabia to spend millions to train new rebel force

December 12, 2013 – Why Is Saudi Arabia Buying 15,000 U.S. Anti-Tank Missiles for a War It Will Never Fight?

December 18, 2013 – Ambassador: Saudi Ready to Act ‘With or Without’ West

December 21, 2013 - U.S. blocking Iranian role in Syrian peace talks next month - Thirty countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Kuwait, have been invited to participate in the opening session of the peace conference... http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.564633

Photo: Picture of a U.S. military base in Qatar, thousands of warplanes. A part of it is used to bombard Afghanistan.


Latest News: Syria's Permanent Representative to the UN

Al-Jaafari: Mandela's glorious deeds will have victory

Dec 19, 2013

New York, (SANA) – Syria's Permanent Representative to the UN, Bashar al-Jaafari, stressed that former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, was "a man of many peoples,  as he influenced every person in the world', adding that his glorious deeds will have victory.

In a statement he delivered on behalf of the Asian Pacific Group, being its chair for this month, during a session held at the UN to honor Nelson Mandela, al-Jaafari said,  "Mandela constituted a national and global phenomenon that influenced all of us whose free spirit and bravery have crossed all borders and touched the life of many peoples.'

Al-Jaafari called for forgetting hostilities and bitterness and embracing human amity and constructive work, adding "let us follow the path of Mandela who said  "As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison."



Latest News Syria: Greek Orthodox Archbishop

Archbishop Hanna stresses need to solver crisis in Syria peacefully

Dec 14, 2013

Occupied Jerusalem, (SANA) – Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Sebastia, Atallah Hanna, reiterated the need to solve the crisis in Syria through peaceful means away from extremism as to ensure the unity of the country.

Meeting a German church delegation, archbishop Hanna said “We support any effort exerted for peace in Syria and stopping the bloodshed. We support solving the crisis in peaceful way that ensures the unity of the country, away from violence and extremism.”

He hoped that the members of the delegation will spare no effort for the release of the abducted bishops and the Maaloula nuns, stressing that those who are committing such acts do not represent any religion as all religions renounce terrorism and killing.

M. Nassr/ M. Ismael

Peace Talks...


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Latest News Syria: prosecution of armed groups

December 7, 2013

The Syrian Arab army on Saturday resumed its national duty in hunting the armed terrorist groups in different Syrian cities.

Army achieves new progress in Idleb

A military source told SANA that the army units have achieved new progress near Abu al-Dohour Airport in Idleb countryside.

The source said that large numbers of terrorists were killed in the areas of Um Jreen, al-Hamidyeh, Maarat-masareen, Baya'at al-Sukhna, Abu Jora, Baya'at al-Dandash and al-Ja'kyeh in Idleb countryside.

An army unit killed 4 terrorists and injured others and destroyed a number of vehicles equipped with machineguns on Idleb-al-Mastouma road.

In Harem city, a number of terrorists were killed after clashed erupted between two terrorist groups. Terrorists Ahmad al-Shaker and Mohammad Samir Aliko were identified among the dead.

The source said that an army unit eliminated the members of an armed terrorist group, adding that the terrorists were planting explosive devices on al-Mastouma-al-Qarmed Factroy road.

Two explosive devices weighing about 45 kg were dismantled on the same road, the source said.

Jabhet al-Nusra terrorists killed in Lattakia

The army units eliminated members of armed terrorist groups, many of them of the Tunisian and Pakistani nationalities, in Lattakia countryside.

A military source told SANA that the army eliminated the members of an armed terrorist group in the town of Kanasba and destroyed three vehicles, one of which was loaded with rockets. Among the killed terrorists were Mohammad al-Tallal, Abdo al-Ashra, Abdul-Majeed al-Fadli and Majed al-Majbour.

A number of terrorists were also killed in the town of al-GHaneema, a warehouse containing rockets, mines, explosive devices and three vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns was destroyed in the same area. Terrorists Abu Ibrahim al-Lazikani, Abu Anas al-Jiblawi and Abdullah al-Haffar were identified among the dead.

In the towns of al-Mazyan and al-Bashoura, the army destroyed an ammunition and mines warehouse along with 11 vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition and killed scores of terrorists, among them were Abu Khaled al-Saraqibi, Abu Mohammad al-Jezrawi, Suleiman al-Khaled, in addition to the Tunisian terrorists Abu Turab and Abu Salem, of the leaders of Jabhet al-Nusra in Lattakia northern countryside.

Meanwhile, the army units destroyed a terrorists' hideout in the town of al-Hour and eliminated a number of terrorists, among them was the Pakistani terrorist Hased Abdul-Rasoul, one of the leaders of "al-Muhajireen Battalion" which is affiliated to Jabhet al-Nusra.

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Latest News Syria: the abduction of the nuns

December 6, 2013

Moscow, (SANA)- Russian President's Special Representative for the Middle East, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said the abduction of the nuns of St. Thecla Convent in Maaloula town in Damascus Countryside is a criminal act that necessitates unifying the efforts to impose the severest penalty on the perpetrators and their supporters.

In an interview with SANA reporter on the sidelines of an annual meeting of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, held by Moscow branch of the Society on Thursday, Bogdanov said his country directly condemned "the crime which the extremists committed" in attacking St. Thecla convent and kidnapping the nuns and Mother Belagia.

"We consider this as a totally unacceptable criminal act that must not only be condemned, as we rather believe that its perpetrators and their supporters must receive the severest punishment," he added.

"We are waiting for quick and effective measures to release the abductees hoping for understanding by all of our partners to unify our efforts so as to reach their immediate release," said Bogdanov.

He voiced Russia's support for all the spectra of the Syrian people with all the "sects and representatives of other religions".

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Jihad Syria: Turkey, Saudi-Arabia and US

'Signs are increasing that Ankara is gradually, albeit somewhat reluctantly, giving up its support for the radical Islamist group known as Jabhat al-Nusra, which it once promoted as the most effective force in Syria againts Bashar al-Assa.'


Syria: Turkish authorities continue to facilitate flow of terrorists and arms to Syria

December 6, 2013

Damascus, (SANA) 

Foreign and Expatriates Ministry denounced as 'reprehensible' the ongoing Turkish authorities' involvement in supporting the armed terrorist groups in Syria.

In two identical letters addressed to the UN Secretary-General and President of the United Nations Security Council, the ministry said the Turkish government continues, according to confirmed and documented reports, to offer training and logistical support to the armed terrorist groups.

The Turkish authorities are still providing terrorists with safe havens and facilitating the flow of terrorists and arms into Syria which, the letters said ''constitutes a flagrant violation of the international legitimacy resolutions, including the UNSC resolution No. 1373.''

The ministry cited several border crossings that the Turkish authorities are facilitating the passage of terrorists and arms through, including Bab al-Hawa, al-Fawz, Ein al-Bayda, Kherbet al-Jouz, al-Rihanieh, Ghazaleh, Tal al-Dahab and Atma.

The ministry said that the terrorist attacks stopped at nothing, targeting hospitals, educational institutions, worshiping places and diplomatic missions' headquarters, not sparing even children in their schools and school buses.

The Foreign Ministry urged the international community to assume its responsibilities and undertake prompt measures according to the powers vested in it to combat terrorism targeting the Syrian people and state.

M. Ismael


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War on Syria: Israel

Military document:

... 'Syria does have long-range chemical weapons and shows a continuing interest in biological ans nuclear weapons. Its biological capabilities - if any - are unknown, but are most likely to be limited. Syria does, however, have a long history of interest in nuclear technnology, some of which seems to have been driven by the desire to at least lay the groundwork  for creating a nuclear weapons option. It also seems to have obtained North Korean aid in building a reactor facility similar to the one that North Korea used to obtain weapons-grade plutonium. Syria did not, however, co-locate facilities that could be tied to either creating reactor fuel or processing the rods from a reactor into weapons-grade material. Israel destroyed this reactor facility during an aid raid in 2007, and this means the Syrian threat now seems to consist only of chemical weapons...'

US & Israel masterminds behind Syria proxy war:

The American-Saoudi Arabian 'Civil War' in Syria

June 20, 2013 - 'Syrian Rebels: We've Received Heavy Weapons from Saudis': 
The first delivery of heavy weapons has arrived on Syria’s front lines following President Barack Obama’s decision to put Western military might behind the official opposition, rebels told the British Daily Telegraph. More have now arrived, confirming reports that the White House has lifted an unofficial embargo on its Gulf allies sending heavy weapons to the rebels. “We now have supplies from Saudi Arabia,” a rebel source said. “We have been told more weapons are on their way, even higher-end missiles.” European Union foreign ministers agreed at the end of May to lift an arms embargo in order to supply weapons to Syrian rebels, but British Foreign Secretary William Hague said at the time that "no immediate decision" would be made on sending arms to the rebels.  "Terrorists will return to Europe with fighting experience and extremist ideologies," President Assad told the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

November 7, 2013- Saudi Arabia to spend millions to train new rebel force - Syrian, Arab and western sources say the intensifying Saudi effort is focused on Jaysh al-Islam (the Army of Islam or JAI), created in late September by a union of 43 Syrian groups. Diplomats and experts warned that there are serious doubts about its prospects as well as fears of "blowback" by extremists returning from Syria. The Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, is also pressing the US to drop its objections to supplying anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles to the JAI. Jordan is being urged to allow its territory to be used as a supply route into neighbouring Syria. (The Guardian)

November 10, 2013 - 'The CIA is Leading Massive Arms Deliveries to Rebels in Syria, Saudi Arabia is Training Terrorists':


Latest News Syria: Military operations against terrorists

December 3, 2013

Provinces, (SANA) – The Armed Forces on Monday intensified their operations against terrorists' gatherings in many areas around the country, killing dozens and eliminating terrorists groups completely.

Army eliminates terrorists in Daraa

A unit of the armed forces killed 3 terrorists, one of them a sniper, during pursuing armed terrorist groups who attempted to sneak into al-Manshiyeh neighborhood in Daraa city.

Army units restore security and stability to several villages in al-Quneitra countryside

Units of the armed forces, with the support of the national defense, restored security and stability to al-Smadiyeh al-Sharqieh, Rasm al-Baghal, Rasm al-Khould, Rsm al-Sholi and Mamtneh villages in al-Qunetira countryside after destroying the last terrorists' gatherings there.

An official source told SANA that the army units gained control over the villages and destroyed large amounts of weapons and ammunition, while other army units continued hunting terrorists in Um Batina village, killing and injuring scores of them.

Army units eliminate many of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Deir Ezzor countryside

Units of the armed forces eliminated many of Jabhat al-Nusra and " Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham" terrorists in Deir Ezzor countryside.

An official source told SANA that an army unit destroyed two cars equipped with heavy machineguns and killed 11 terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra and " Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham" in Kabajib area on Deir Ezzor-Homs, including Mkhlif Saleh Suleiman al-Ali, Nasir Mohammad al-Taif and Ismael Ahmad al-Abrahimi.

The source added that another army unit killed all member of an armed terrorist group on Deir Ezzor-al-Mayaden road, including Azaz Aboud al-Matar.

Army destroys terrorists' den in Hasaka countryside

A unit of the armed forces carried out operation against a terrorists' den in Jelak area in Qamishli countryside, killing and injuring most of the terrorists inside it.

Army units destroy terrorists' equipment in Aleppo

Units of the armed forces destroyed terrorists' rocket launch-pads, mortars and cars along with the weapons and ammunition inside them in Aleppo countryside.

A military source told SANA that an army unit clashed with terrorists who were attempting to sneak into al-Sayyed Ali neighborhood.

The source added that the army units destroyed rocket launch -pads, mortars and weapons loaded with cars in al-Kastilo and Deir Hafer.

The source pointed out that the army unit killed large number of terrorists in the Old Aleppo, al-Mansoura, Hadadin and Handarat.

Scores of terrorists were eliminated in Idleb countryside

Units of the armed forces carried out operations against terrorists' dens and gatherings in Tranbeh and Sarmen towns, in addition to destroying 3 cars loaded with weapons in Taftanaz and Saraqib.

The source added that the army units eliminated many terrorists in Doeir al-Akrad, Salmo, al-Shoeiha and al-Mjas towns and villages.

Army units eliminate terrorists in destroy their hideouts in Damascus Countryside

An army unit eliminated an armed terrorist group, killing 53 terrorists in Bustan al-Basha and near al-Salam Mosque in Barzeh neighborhood in Damascus, while another army operation in the same area resulted in the death of a number of terrorists including group leader Ammar Askar, Salah al-Aswad and Noureddin Awad.

Tawfiq Salah, a terrorist group leader, Ahmad Amrini from Palestine, and the terrorists Abdul-Rahman Zaza, Anas al-Jairoudi, Suleiman Salehani and Mones Harhour were identified among the dead.

Army units eliminated all members of armed terrorist group including Tarek Karimeh by the Damascus-Homs highway near al-Nabek in Damascus Countryside, in addition to eliminating terrorists in Deir Attieh farms, among them Mohammad Rizq.

Army unit destroyed a terrorist gathering in the industrial city in Yabroud, while other units clashed with terrorists in Maaloula and eliminated a number of them.

In the Easter Ghouta, army units carried out a series of oepraitons which resulted in the elimination of terrorist leader Ziyad Najjar along with terrorists Samer Hussein Naaman and Yasser Rahim in Douma, in addition to destroying terrorist hideouts along with the weapons and ammo inside them and eliminating terrorists Mohiddin Jiara and Louay Adnan Abdelbaki in Deir Salman and Marj al-Sultan.

An army unit carried out an operation in the farms around al-Otaibah which resulted in the death of terrorists including Mahmoud al-Bashish, the injuring of others and the destruction of their weapons and ammo.

In Harasta, an army unit clashed with a terrorist group and left their members dead or injured, including Ramadan Bashir al-Arbiniye.

In Erbin, a number of terrorists, some of them of Arab nationalities, were killed and others were injured when a car exploded while they were rigging it with explosives.

Army units clashed with terrorist groups in several areas in Daraya, resulting in the death of three terrorists.

A car loaded with ammo was destroyed and terrorist including a group leader called Bilal al-Awwa were killed in Jobar area.

Army eliminates terrorists, destroys their hideouts in Homs

An army unit eliminated a number of terrorist leaders in an operation targeting a hideout near Mustafa Basha Mosque in Bab Houd neighborhood in Homs city.

The operation resulted in the death of all terrorists inside the hideout including two Lebanese named Abu Yakoub al-Khaldi and Mohammad Yousef al-Khalidi, in addition to Obaidah al-Naqq, Ali al-Assi, Mohammad Ahmad Tayyara, Mohammad al-Nakdali, Samih Oyoun al-Soud, Jamaleddin Alo, Badr Turkmani, Mustafa Jeniyat, and Mahmoud al-Humam.

The operation also resulted in destroying the terrorists' equipment which included communications devices, monitors and surveillance cameras.

Units of the armed forces also destroyed terrorists' hideouts in the area surrounding the national hospital in al-Karabis neighborhood and near Khadija al-Kobra school in al-Qusour neighborhood, killing and injuring all terrorists inside them.

Entire armed terrorist groups were eliminated in the villages of Talas and Tal Dao in al-Hula, al-Dar al-Kabira, south of al-Ghasbiyeh cemetery and the area surrounding al-Khaldiyeh village.

Terrorist hideouts were also destroyed near the municipal stadium and Khalij Kisin in al-Rastan.

Units of the army eliminated scores of terrorists and destroyed their weapons in Homs countryside.

An official source told SANA reporter that units of the army eliminated terrorist gatherings and vehicles in al-Rastan and its countryside.

The source added that another unit destroyed a car loaded with various weapons and ammunition in al-Rastan countryside. 

Meanwhile, an army unit gained control over al-Mshirfa al-Janobiyeh in Jub al-Jarah to the east of Homs after destroying the last terrorists' gathering in it.  

Security restored to towns in Quneitra province

The Syrian Army, assisted by national defense, restored security and stability to the towns of al-Samdaniye al-Sharqiye, Rasm al-Bghal, Rasm al-Khawaled, Rasm al-Shuli and Mumtana in Quneitra province after eliminating the last remnants of terrorists in them.

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