Latest News Syria: Heavy Losses Inflicted upon Terrorists



April 15th, 2013

The Army units, in a series of successful operations, on Monday killed a number of terrorists' groups and destroyed their dens and tools in Jobar, Misraba farms and Harasta.

An official source told SANA reporter that an army unit clashed with a terrorist group in eastern Jobar and killed a number of its members including Abdullah al-Ifterssi and Mahmoud Arbinieh.

The source added that all members of a terrorist group, three of them are of Moroccan nationality, who were looting people near Harmalle tunnel between Jobar and Zamalka were killed.

In the eastern farms of Misraba in Douma area in the Eastern Ghota, an army unit destroyed a terrorists' den with all weapons and terrorists inside it, the source said.

It added that terrorists, Hassan al-Hallaq, the leader of a terrorist group within the so-called Der'e al-Islam brigade, Othman al-Ajoh were identified among the dead.

The source noted that two cars and two motorcycles were destroyed near Daya checkpoint in Harasta. Five terrorists also were killed including Mohammed Abu Zaitoun.

Three Citizens Martyred, Others Wounded as Terrorists Fired Minibus in Damascus Countryside

Terrorists targeted a minibus by opening fire on it in the northern entrance of Damascus, caused the martyrdom and injuring of some citizens.

An official source told SANA that terrorists were opening fire at the bus in front of Harasta city, cause the martyrdom of three citizens and injuring others.

Army Units Eliminate Terrorists in Damascus Countryside

Units of the Armed Forces killed several terrorists while pursuing the armed terrorist groups in Damascus Countryside.

An official source told SANA that an Army unit destroyed terrorists' gathering and killed 9 terrorists and arresting others in Hutytt  al-Trukman Farms in the Eastern Gouta.

The source added that the Army units carried out two special operations against terrorists in al-Abada and al-Otayba towns and destroyed terrorists' dens and gatherings, in addition to destroying a number of cars along with weapons and ammunition inside them.

The source pointed out that the army units killed scores of terrorists, including Mahmud al-Masri and Muhammad Kasem.

In al-Sbeina, an Army unit clashed with an armed terrorist group and destroyed  a mortar, in addition to killing a number of terrorists. Ahmad al-Sari was identified among the killed terrorists.

Jabhat al-Nusra-Linked Terrorists Eliminated in Lattakia Countryside  

Units of our Armed Forces carried out qualitative operations against dens and gatherings of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Lattakia countryside and destroyed a number of their vehicles.

SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that five cars loaded with weapons and ammunition and five motorcycles were destroyed in Al-Rabi'a al-Mrig, Saqiet al-Kar, al-Owainat, Wadi Sheikhan and Khan al-Jouz.

A number of terrorists were killed including Ahmed Salim, the leader of a terrorist group.

The source added that another unit of our armed forces eliminated a number of terrorists in al-Mrig village in Kanssapa including, Mazen Meftahi, of Qatari nationality who was giving fatwas of cutting heads off and two of his assistants nicknamed Abu Laith, of Indonesian nationality and Abu Omar of Philippine nationality.

The source noted that a number of cars loaded with terrorists, weapons and ammunition were also destroyed.

Army Destroys Terrorists' Hideouts in Idleb

Units of the armed forces carried out qualitative operations against terrorists' gatherings in several sites in Idleb countryside, inflicting heavy losses upon terrorists.

An official source in the province told SANA reporter that the army killed and injured a number of terrorists in the villages of al-Shugher, al-Ghassanieh, Bashlamoun, Mashmashan, Ein al-Sawda, al-kastan and al-Qatroun.

The source added that units of the armed forces destroyed armed terrorists' hideouts with all the weapons , ammunitions and criminal tools inside them in the villages of Ta'oum, Kherbit Martin, Ram Hamdan, and Ard al-Douseh and eastern of al-Sheikh Baher village and Kafr Rohin.

Meanwhile, units of the armed forces inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists who were attacking, looting and cutting the roads between Maarat Misrin and Harebnoush villages.

Terrorists Detonate Car Bomb outside Latin Church in Deir Ezzor

The armed terrorist groups detonated a car bomb outside the Latin church in Deir Ezzor city, causing heavy material damage.

An official source told SANA reporter that the terrorists detonated a car bomb in front of the church which caused heavy material damage to the church.

Army Units Kill Terrorists in Deir Ezzor

Units of the Armed Forces clashed with two terrorist groups affiliated to "Jabhat al-Nusra"  who were perpetrating acts of terrorism in al-Ummal and al-Matar al-Kadem neighborhoods, killing most members.

An official source told SANA that among the killed terrorists were Khasem Mahmod al-Gader, affiliated to "Ahfad Muhammad Brigade" and Abdullah Huyja Abdullah.

Army Units Eliminate Terrorists, Destroy 7 Cars Loaded with Weapons in Aleppo

Army units inflicted heavy losses upon the armed terrorist groups in a series of operations against their gatherings in Aleppo.

an official source told SANA reporter that seven cars loaded with weapons and ammunitions were destroyed and 22 terrorists were eliminated near al-Haidaria Square.

The source added that an army unit killed and injured scores of terrorists near Baidin Square.



Fighting colonialism: Algeria supports Syria

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Madlasi: Algeria Will Support Brahimi's Mission to Solve Crisis in Syria Politically

Sep 29, 2012

NEW YORK, (SANA) - Algerian Foreign Minister Murad Madlasi stressed his country's support to the mission of the UN envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, to get to resolving the crisis in Syria politically.

In his speech before the UN General Assembly on Saturday, Madlasi said in the same way Algeria backed the mission of former UN envoy Kofi Annan, it will offer all forms of support to help Brahimi's mission reach a political solution to the crisis in Syria.

Madlasi highlighted that his country supports the UN's commitment to preventing outbreak of conflicts through tireless diplomatic efforts.

H. Said



French troops in Algeria

Between 1954, when the Algerian uprising against French colonial rule broke out, and 1962, when Algeria became an independent republic, some two million French soldiers crossed the Mediterranean to fight against the FLN's (National Liberation Front) guerrillas in an operation that marked a generation. Most of these soldiers were conscripts. In Paris, the developing war in Algeria led to the fall of six prime ministers, the collapse of the IVth republic, the return of General de Gaulle to power at the head of the Vth republic -- a vehicle of his own creation -- and near civil war following an attempted right-wing coup in Algiers.

During the war, atrocities were committed on both sides, and after it, with the general amnesty declared at Evian as part of its negotiated settlement, many of these were officially forgotten. France turned to interior self-modernization, while Algeria began a process of nation-building under the tutelage of the victorious FLN.

More recently, however, there has been a move to disinter the past in the wake of recent, well-publicized revelations in France concerning the extent of human-rights violations, specifically the torture and murder of those suspected of being members or sympathizers of the FLN, by the French army in Algeria and by the authorities in France itself. In recent months both the French president, Jacques Chirac, and the prime minister, Lionel Jospin, have referred to these reports, mostly stressing the need to consider them in their historical context and talking of the need for "national healing" to take place. "Let history do its work," said Chirac, interviewed recently on the television channel TF1. Former generals have also appeared on television admitting that they used torture to interrogate suspects during the Algerian War.

With the official records of the period remaining largely closed, however, and with those committing them never having been held accountable either for their orders or for their acts, other voices have been a lot less diplomatic than have those of the political establishment. 


French troops in Syria

In 1920, an independent Arab kingdom of Syria was established under king Faysal of the Hashemite family. His rule ended after few months, following the clash between Syrian forces and regular French forces at the battle of Maysalun. French troops occupied Syria later that year after the league of Nations put Syrian under the French mandate. With the fall of France in 1940, Syria came under the control of the Vichy Government until the British and Free French occupied the country in July 1941. Continuing pressure from Syrian nationalist groups forced the French to evacuate their troops in April 1946, leaving the country in the hands of a republican government that had been formed during the mandate.



Syria fights colonialism: foreign-backed insurgents killed in Aleppo

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Syria Army kills several insurgents in Aleppo, Idlib

Aug 30, 2012 - Syrian Army forces have killed a number of insurgents in the northwestern cities Aleppo and Idlib as clashes continue between government soldiers and foreign-backed insurgents.

The Syrian Army was closing in on the insurgents on Thursday, one day after Syrian soldiers killed a group of armed men who had kidnapped a number of civilians. 

Syrian government forces were also clearing the area of insurgents in Idlib, where they have managed to retake control of six areas held by the so-called Free Syrian Army.

In the capital, Syrian troops killed and arrested a number of armed men in the Damascus countryside and seized large amounts of arms and ammunitions -- among them Israeli-made weapons. 

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Damascus blames the chaos on outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists funded and instructed by elements outside the country.

There are reports indicating that a large number of the armed militants are foreign nationals.


Photo: An insurgent carry a comrade injured during clashes with Syrian Army forces in the northwestern city of Aleppo.



Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian terrorist gangs seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government. The United States is setting up joint military, intelligence and medical working teams with Israel, Turkey and Jordan.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Britain would step up its support for the armed groups in Syria, providing them with an additional £5 million (US$7.8 million). 



Syria and Egypt: fighting colonialism...


President Gamal Abdel Nasser

Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein (Arabicجمال عبد الناصر حسين‎  15 January 1918 – 28 September 1970) was the second President of Egypt from 1956 until his death. A colonel in the Egyptian army, Nasser led the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 along with Muhammad Naguib, the first president, which overthrew the monarchy of Egypt and Sudan, and heralded a new period of modernization, and socialist reform in Egypt together with a profound advancement of pan-Arab nationalism, including a short-lived union with Syria.

Nasser was keen to see Egypt free of any overtones of colonialism. 

The most obvious source of a foreign power being dominant in Egypt was the British/French control of the Suez Canal. Completed in 1869, the canal was designed by Ferdinand de Lesseps. However the vast bulk of the physical labour required to build this engineering marvel was done by Egyptian nationals. Britain had a 40% holding in the company that ran the canal. However, despite the fact that the canal was on Egyptian ‘soil’, the benefits it brought the people of Egypt were minimal.

Under his leadership, Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal Company and came to play a central role in anti-imperialist efforts in the Arab World and Africa.

To support his beliefs, Nasser did what he could to restore national pride to all Arab nations – not just Egypt.

Many in the general Arab population still view Nasser as a symbol of Arab dignity and freedom.