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Armed Forces Inflict Heavy Losses upon Terrorists in Several Provinces

Oct 31, 2012

PROVINCES, (SANA) - In qualitative operations, units of the Armed Forces on Wednesday destroyed dens and cars used by the terrorists to target the citizens in the city and countryside of Aleppo.

An army unit carried out a qualitative operation against terrorists' hideouts near Surbian Restaurant in Bustan al-Basha area in the city.

SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that the army unit inflicted heavy losses upon the terrorists.

The source added that another army unit destroyed a hideout for terrorists near the Eye Hospital near Qadi Askar roundabout and killed a number of terrorists.

The armed forces stormed hideouts of the armed groups in Kfar Hamra and al-Zahra neighborhoods  in Aleppo, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists.

A source in Aleppo told SANA reporter that during the operations, the army units killed a number of terrorist and injured many others.

It added that another army unit destroyed a den for terrorist near the Sport Institute at Bustan al-Basha region in Aleppo.

Units from the army also targeted gatherings of the armed terrorist groups who perpetrate acts of killing and sabotage in Aleppo and its countryside.

An official source in Aleppo told SANA field reporter that the army units targeted gatherings of terrorists in Maarat al-Arteq, destroying a truck that transports weapons  and munitions to the terrorists, in addition to destroying 4 cars loaded with different kinds of weapons.

Another army unit stormed a hideouts for terrorist near Masaken al-Bouhoth on al-Bab highway, destroying pickups, some of them filled with weapons and ammunitions.

A unit of the Armed Forces stormed a terrorists' hideout in Karm al-Jabal in Aleppo city and seized different amounts of weapons.

A unit of the Armed Forces stormed a terrorists' hideout in Karm al-Jabal in Aleppo city and seized different amounts of weapons.

An official source told SANA reporter that the seized weapons included six RPG launchers, five RPGs, seven chargers, 13 Russian machineguns, two pump-action rifles, a mortar, three thermal missiles, four explosive devices, five grenades, 4 binoculars, PKC machinegun and a charger with 500 bullets, in addition to large amounts of ammunition.

The source added that an army unit destroyed 6 cars equipped with various types of machineguns on Aleppo-al-Bab al-Qadim highway.

It said that another unit of the Armed Forces targeted terrorists' dens in Khan al-Assal and Dahret Awad, killing and wounding a large number of terrorists.

Gyroscope Devices Set by Terrorist on House-Roofs in Damascus Countryside Discovered

A unit of the Armed Forces clashed with an armed terrorist group near al-Thanawiyeh roundabout in Harasta, killing a number of its members including terrorist Bassam Alloush, a leader of an armed group called " Capital Shield ".

A source in the province told SANA reporter that another army unit killed terrorists who infiltrated into al-Khazan area and Harasta National Hospital and committed sabotage acts.

The source added that the Armed Forces units discovered a network of gyroscope devices set by terrorist on house-roofs in Zamalka town in Damascus Countryside.

It said that the terrorists used these devices to facilitate their movement between tunnels and neighborhoods to attack citizens in the town.

100-m Long Tunnel Discovered in al-Suleiybeh Neighborhood in Lattakia City

The authorities discovered a 100-m long tunnel in al-Janoudi Street in al-Suleiybeh neighborhood in Lattakia City.

The tunnel was used by terrorists to move freely and hide their weapons.

A source in the province told SANA reporter that the authorities seized various weapons, ammunition, explosive devices and a field hospital inside the tunnel.

Heavy losses Upon Terrorists Attempting to Attack Villages in al-Ghab, Hama Countryside

A unit of the Armed Forces confronted an armed terrorist group which attempted to attack residents of al-Jeed and al-Aaziziyeh in al-Ghab area in the countryside of Hama, inflicting heavy losses upon its members.

An official source told SANA reporter that the terrorists were driving vehicles equipped with machineguns to carry out their attacks against citizens in the two towns.

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Syria: Clash between two armed terrorist groups


25 Terrorists Killed in Clashes following Dispute over Loot Sharing


ALEPPO, Oct 30, 2012 (SANA)

A clash broke out on Tuesday between two armed terrorist groups in Izaz area in the countryside of Aleppo following dispute over sharing the loot and stuff stolen from the locals, which resulted in the killing of a number of terrorists.

An official source told SANA reporter that the clash resulted in the killing of more than 25 terrorists and the injury of others.

H. Said


US uses Turkey as a launching pad for bombing Syria


President Obama, was the 2009 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples".

As a reminder: In 2003 Turkey was being bitterly criticized in the US for 'failing to allow us combat troops to use Turkey as a launching pad to open a second front in northern Iraq'.


US offered Turkey its military technology to hunt down the PKK leaders...


Photo: Victim of an American drone attack in Afghanistan

October 3, 2012

'Iraq urges end to Turkey PKK attacks'

Iraq has called for an end to the presence of Turkish military forces on its land, demanding that Turkey stop its attacks on members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq.

“The cabinet decided to reject the presence of any foreign bases or forces on Iraqi land and to reject the entry of any foreign military forces into Iraqi land,” said Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh in a statement issued on Tuesday. 
Dabbagh reiterated that the Turkish military action against the PKK members on Iraqi land “contradicts the principles of good neighborly relations.” 
The Iraqi cabinet “recommends that parliament cancel or not extend any treaty signed in the past with any foreign state that allows the presence of foreign forces and military bases on Iraqi land or the entry of these forces,” the Iraqi government spokesman stated. 
The remarks were made in response to a request by the Turkish government on Monday from its parliament to renew a mandate, expiring on October 17, that allows Turkish military strikes against the PKK in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq.
The treaty in question was signed by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in 1995, allowing Turkish forces to have presence in the northern regions of Iraq to target the Kurdish group. 
The military presence of Turkish forces and their crossing into Iraq “is a violation of Iraq’s sovereignty and security,” Dabbagh added. 
Some analysts believe that Baghdad’s decision may be a reaction to Turkey’s refusal to extradite fugitive Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, who has been sentenced to death in absentia by an Iraqi court for running terror squads in Iraq. 
Over the past months, Turkish military forces and the PKK have been involved in one of their heaviest clashes since the beginning of the Kurdish group’s armed opposition against Ankara. 
In July, Baghdad warned Ankara against the “violation” of its territory and airspace by Turkish fighter jets and called on its foreign ministry to file a complaint with the UN Security Council over the issue.

Oct 18, 2012

'US envoy reveals secret assistance offer to Turkey in PKK fight'

The US ambassador to Turkey has revealed that Washington secretly offered Ankara to have an “anti-bin Laden” type of joint operation against a number of military leaders of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)...

On Tuesday, Francis Ricciardone revealed to Turkish journalists that the US had offered Turkey its military technology to hunt down the PKK leaders.

However, the Turkish government turned down the offer, saying it would continue battling with the PKK “on the basis of its laws and experiences.”

The PKK has been fighting for an autonomous Kurdish region inside Turkey since the 1980s.

Ankara has carried out several military operations against the PKK in Iraq’s Kurdistan region.

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan also confirmed on October 16 that he had rejected the offer on a rather technical basis.

Erdogan recalled the US operation near the Pakistani capital Islamabad in May 2011 that led to the death of Osama bin Laden.

“Bin Laden was caught in a house,” said the Turkish premier, adding, “But the struggle here is in mountainous geography.”

This is reportedly the second disclosed secret offer of assistance by the US.



October 29, 2012

'Turkish policeman, eight PKK members killed in clashes'

At least nine people, including one policeman, have been killed in clashes between police and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sirnak...

Heavy fighting erupted after PKK members attacked the building of Sirnak provincial government, a police department and a police checkpoint with automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades on Sunday.

Law enforcement agents have cordoned off the area and launched manhunt operations to arrest PKK members involved in the incident.

Meanwhile, Turkish troops backed by jets, launched an offensive against the Kurdish rebels in Sirnak.

Clashes between Turkish troops and PKK fighters have intensified in recent months.

Six Turkish soldiers and three PKK members were killed in overnight clashes along a highway in the remote province of Hakkari bordering Iraq and Iran.

PKK has been fighting for an autonomous Kurdish region inside Turkey since the 1980s. The conflict has left tens of thousands of people dead.



Syria News: US-backed terrorists killed


Terrorists Kill A Doctor in Daraa. Army Dismantles IEDs, Eliminates Terrorists in Several Provinces

Oct 20, 2012

PROVINCES, (SANA) – During their operations to clear Aleppo and its countryside from terrorists, the armed forces on Saturday eliminated a number of terrorists, some of them Saudis and Libyans.

A source at the province told SANA's correspondent that an armed forces unit carried out an operation against a terrorist gathering in Arab Fatouma in Khan al-Assal, killing a number of terrorists including Zeidan Masrati (a Libyan) and Issa al-Fayyad (a Saudi).

The source added that an armed forces unit destroyed a terrorist hideout and four cars used by terrorists for transporting weapons and ammo in Handarat in Aleppo countryside, while four cars, one of which equipped with a machinegun, in Biret al-Bab area.

Another unti destroyed three gatherings of terrorists at the municipal building in Basraton, around the cemetery in al-Atareb, and near Asia factory in Hreitan.

In Aleppo city, the armed forces carried out operations against gatherings of terrorists at Penguin factory in al-Haydariya, near the police department in Hanano, al-Kallaseh, Bab Qansarin, al-Sukkari, al-Tananir Square and Bustan al-Qaser, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists.

A unit of the Armed Forces destroyed 7 machinegun-equipped vehicles near Hantaya Gas Station in Bustan al-Basha in Aleppo, and the terrorists inside them were killed.

Army Storms Terrorist Hideouts, Disables IEDs in Daraa Province

A unit of the Armed Force on Saturday stormed terrorists' hideouts in Jimreen and Busra al-Sham areas in Daraa countryside and seized a large amounts of weapons and munitions.

A source in the province told SANA reporter that the weapons included machineguns, military rifles, RPG rounds munitions and stolen medicine and medical equipment.

The source highlighted that scores of terrorists were killed during the operations, adding that the military engineering units dismantled 20 IEDs with weights of 25-100 kg planted by terrorists in the areas of Busra al-Sham and Jimreen.

Terrorists Kill Doctor, Kidnap Another in Daraa

An armed terrorist group assassinated Dr. Sufyan al-Zoubi while in en route to his work at Daraa National Hospital.

A source in the province said that Dr. al-Zoubi was martyred immediately after he was injured in his neck.

The source added that another terrorist group kidnapped Dr. Ghassan al-Farhan, Head of the Blood Bank in Daraa, from his laboratory in the city.

Terrorist Group Planting IEDs Arrested in Quneitra

Security forces arrested a terrorist group that was planting explosive devices targeting civilians and law-enforcement personnel in Quneitra.

An official source told SANA reporter that the group was responsible for planting a 25-kg IED with the aim of targeting law-enforcement personnel on September 21st, 2012.

M. Nassr/H. Sabbagh



Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian terrorists seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government. Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust Assad.  C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey. The weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The United States is setting up joint military, intelligence and medical working teams with Israel, Turkey and Jordan.