zondag 29 juli 2012

Armed Forces Clear Neighborhoods in Aleppo and Damascus Countryside from Terrorist Groups

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Jul 29, 2012

PROVINCES,(SANA)- The armed forces on Sunday cleared Saladin neighborhood in Aleppo city from armed terrorist group. An official source told SANA that the armed forces inflicted very heavy losses on the terrorists, some of them non-Syrians of Arab and foreign nationalities, adding that fleeing terrorists are being pursued and that their hideouts are being raided, with the terrorists being arrested or eliminated.
Earlier, the source said that some gangs' leaders were killed, pointing out that Ahmad al-Janoudi, Mohammad Abdul-Salam Salloum, Ali al-Hussein abu Hussein and Mohammad al-Saed were identified among the dead.
The source said that the armed forces killed or wounded the terrorists in Bab al-Hadid area and arrested a number of them, adding that a Chevrolet pickup equipeed with a DShK machinegun was seized in Bustan al-Zahra area. In al-Barkoum area, the authorities inflicted heavy losses upon a terrorist group that had attempted to sabotage factories in the area and terrorize their owners.
The authorities continued chasing down an armed terrorist group at al-Sakhour roundabout in the city of Aleppo, leaving nine of its members dead or injured.

Syrian Armed Forces Clear al-Sbeineh from the Armed Terrorist Groups

Syrian Armed forces pcleared al-Sbeineh area in Damascus countryside from the defeated armed terrorist groups which terrified the citizens, spread chaos, burned private and public properties and sabotaged the infrastructure.
 The families in al-Sbeineh thanked the sacrifices of the Syrian armed forces for their response to their calls to get rid of the armed groups which forced them to flee their homes and looted their properties.
Armed Forces Liberate Two Abductees in Damascus Countryside
In al-Shefoniye in Damascus Countryside, the Syrian Arab Army forces managed to liberate two employees who were abducted by terrorists.
Colonel Nabil Kurdaghli said in a speech to the Syrian TV that while he was going from the hospital last Thursday to buy some bread, an armed terrorist group abducted him, taking him to unknown place.  

"The terrorists beat and tortured me, but when they knew that I was a doctor.. they stopped beating me in order to make use of my expertise in treating the injured terrorists," Doctor Kudaghli said.

For his part, Policeman Amer al-Ali said that while going to my work in al-Shefoniya, an armed terrorist group stormed the municipality building, abducted me and took me to unknown place.

"After one hour, we arrived at a farm… the terrorists beat and tortured me, leading to the braking of a number of my ribs and a full paralysis in my right hand," he added.
Border Guards Foil Terrorists' Infiltration Attempt from Lebanon
The border guards on Saturday foiled an infiltration attempt by terrorist groups which tried to cross to Talkalakh area in Syria from Lebanon.
A source at the Province said that the terrorist groups tried, several times, to infiltrate to Syria from the areas of al-Matehouma and Shihera.
The source added that the authorities foiled the attempts and forced terrorists to flee back to Lebanon.
Infiltration Attempt from Turkey Foiled, Suffer Heavy Losses among Terrorists in Idleb

Border guards on Sunday foiled an infiltration attempt of an armed terrorist group from the Turkish territories to Syria near -Ein al-Beida site in Jisr al-Shughor in Idleb Province.
An official source in the province told SANA reporter that members of border guards arrested a number of terrorists, while the others escaped back to the Turkish territories.
Authorities also hunted an armed terrorist group in Bileen, Bailoun and Kfar Rouma villages in the province causing them heavy losses.
The source pointed out that the authorities destroyed the cars of the terrorists which were equipped with machine guns and confiscated their weapons.
The authorities also clashed with terrorists in farms surrounding Idleb city and in Qourin village, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists, confiscating their weapon and destroying their cars which are armed with machine guns.

Heavy Losses Caused to Terrorists During Clashes in Daraa
 Authorities arrested several members of the armed terrorist groups in Mukhayam al-Naziheen neighborhood in Daraa and caused them heavy losses.
An official source in the province told SANA reporter that a field hospital was found during the pursuit process.
In Busra al-Sham, the authorities clashed with an armed terrorist group, killing all its members.

Authorities Raid Terrorist Hideout in Sheikh Miskin, Daraa Countryside
The authorities raided a terrorist hideout in the town of Sheikh Miskin in Daraa countryside, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists, many of which threw down their guns and surrendered to the authorities.
Several innocent civilians who had been abducted by the terrorists were liberated during this operation.
In Daraa al-Balad, Mousa Ahmad al-Masalmeh, the leader of a terrorist group, was killed.

Terrorists Suffer Heavy Losses in Talbiseh, Homs Countryside
The authorities set an ambush in Talbiseh area in Homs countryside for an armed terrorist group which had been carrying out acts of murder and vandalism, setting roadblocks, and opening fire on passing cars.
A source at the province told SANA that scores of terrorists were either killed or injured during the clash.

Authorities Chase Terrorists in Deir Ezzor
Authorities on Saturday chased armed terrorist groups in al-Aradi neighborhood in Deir Ezzor City and the countryside of al-Mayadeen inflicting heavy losses upon their members.
SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that terrorists Mohammad al-Badr, Mohammad Eleiwi and Wahab al-Khaleifeh were identified among the deed in al-Aradi neighborhood.
English Bulletin

zaterdag 28 juli 2012

Authorities Eliminate Terrorists in Aleppo, Damascus, Daraa, Deir Ezzor and Homs, Liberate Two Italian Experts Abducted by Terrorists

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Authorities Eliminate Terrorists in Aleppo, Damascus, Daraa, Deir Ezzor and Homs, Liberate Two Italian Experts Abducted by Terrorists

Jul 28, 2012

PROVINCES, (SANA)- The authorities on Friday clashed with armed terrorist groups that were moving from Daret Azzeh area in Aleppo countryside towards the city of Aleppo and inflicted heavy losses upon their members.

SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that the terrorist groups were set up by the authorities who had already been informed by the residents of the groups' movement.

Five pick up vehicles equipped with machineguns, one of which included explosive devices, were destroyed by the authorities killing and injuring the terrorists inside them.

Armed Forces Clear al-Hajar al-Aswad Area from Terrorists, Confiscate Weapons in al-Qtaifeh, Daraya and Jdaidet Yabous

The Syrian armed forces cleared al-Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood in Damascus from armed terrorist groups and restored security to it, raiding hideouts in the neighborhood with the aid of locals and pursuing fleeing terrorists in surrounding fields, managing to kill a large number of them.

The locals said that the army saved them the constant attacks of the terrorist groups which had been stealing, vandalizing, burning and abducting civilians and using them as human shields.

In al-Qtaifeh area in Damascus Countryside, the authorities seized a Volkswagen car being transported on a lorry under the pretense of taking it to the town of Harasta for repairs, while in fact it was used to transport weapons including automatic rifles, RPG launchers, a DShK machinegun, sniper rifles, and large amounts of ammo and cameras.

Also in Damascus Countryside, the armed forces raided a terrorist hideout in Daraya area, arresting the terrorists found there and confiscating weapons including a DShK machinegun, a mortal launcher with rounds, automatic rifles, and assorted ammunition.

In Damascus Countryside, the authorities at Jdaidet Yabous border crossing point with Lebanon seized a car, a Kia, which came from Lebanon and contained 56 rifles of German, Russian and Belgian made hidden in secret compartments.

Armed Forces Liberate Two Italian Experts Working at Deir Ali Electric Power Station Who Were Abducted by Terrorists

As part of their work to clear some areas of terrorists in Damascus Countryside, the Syrian Armed Forces managed to liberate two Italian experts who had been abducted by an armed terrorist group earlier.

A source at the Electricity Ministry said that the army managed to free the two abducted Italian experts who were working in Deir Ali electric power station.

The two Italian Experts asserted following their liberation by the Syrian Arab Army that a 15-member armed terrorist group had kidnapped and mistreated them and that our armed forces liberated them from the terrorist group.

Authorities Recover Items Stolen from al-Yarubiya Border Crossing Point

In Hasaka province, the authorities recovered most of the items stolen by terrorists from private properties and public buildings, including items stolen from the border crossing point with Iraq in al-Yarubiya.

The stolen items include computers, TVs, office equipment, and weapons belonging to the security staff of the crossing point.

During this operation, the authorities arrested dozens of terrorists and confiscated their weapons.

8 Explosive Devices Dismantled near Mosque in al-Hajar al-Aswad, Damascus Countryside

In Damascus Countryside, an official source told SANA reporter that the military engineering units dismantled 8 explosive devices, 20 kg each, planted by an armed terrorist group near al-Rahman Mosque in al-Hajar al-Aswad area.

Four Terrorist Killed in Clashes in Daraa

In Daraa, the authorities clashed with an armed terrorist group that tried to launch attacks after prayers went out of al-Hassan Mosque in the city of Daraa.

A source in the province told SANA reporter that four terrorists were killed in the clashes.

Terrorist Killed or Injured in Deir Ezzor

In Deir Ezzor province, the security authorities chased down an armed terrorist group in the city of al-Mayadin killing and injuring its members.

The authorities also clashed with another terrorist group in Ali Beik al-Kabir Street in the city of Deir Ezzor inflicting heavy losses among its members.

Authorities Raid Terrorists' Dens, Repel Attack in Homs Countryside

In Homs, the authorities late Thursday and early Friday raided dens for armed terrorist groups in al-Qseir area in the countryside of the province, causing heavy losses among the terrorists' ranks.

SANA reporter cited a source in the province as saying that the authorities stormed the terrorists' dens in the city of al-Qseir and the villages of al-Nahriyeh and Abu Houri in its countryside, killing and wounding many terrorists.

In the same context, the authorities repelled an armed terrorist group attacking the law enforcement personnel near al-Jadiriyeh town in the countryside of Homs, killing a terrorist and wounding others.

Two Explosive Devices, Equipped with Iron Pieces, Dismantled in Hama City

In Hama, the military engineering units in the city dismantled two explosive devices, 50 kg each, planted by armed terrorist groups in two areas.

A source in the province told SANA reporter that one of the explosive charges was planted near al-Nahra roundabout, while the other was placed to the opposite of Hama Traffic Department.

The source said that the two explosive devices were equipped with nails and sharp iron pieces and were rigged to be detonated by remote control.

H. Said / H. Sabbagh/ Al-Ibrahim

Syrian Kurds will defend Syria against Turkish Aggression

DAMASCUS, (SANA) – The National Initiative of Syrian Kurds strongly denounces the statements of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his threats of infiltrating the borders in northern Syria under the pretext of pursuing Kurdish activists affiliated with the Kurdistan Labor Party.

In a statement issued on Friday, the Initiative warned the Turkish government of any tampering with Syrian sovereignty or any military or security breach of border areas.

The statement affirmed that Turkey has been blatantly aggressive against Syria's people, state and leadership since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, attempting to recreate the Benghazi model and adopting it in some border areas under the pretext of creating safe havens, buffer areas and humanitarian passages,

The Initiative stressed that Turkey has been providing all forms of logistic support – including weapons, headquarters and equipment – to the armed terrorist group and the external non-patriotic opposition, all under the instructions of Israel, the US and the west, adding that Turkey was also involved in sabotage and the destabilization of security and stability in Syria alongside Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

"Kurds, as an essential component of the great Syrian people, will defend Syria's northern side, turning these areas into a graveyard for the Turanian Turkish army… we will teach the neo-Slejuk-Turanian Erdogan and his criminal gangs and fascist army – which have been carrying out genocide and massacres against more than 25 million Kurds – a lesson they will never forget, and we will make the ground shake beneath his invading hordes before they sully a single grain of Syria's sacred soil," the statement concluded.

Kurdish Popular Committees: Syria Will Become a Graveyard for Any Invader... the Threats of the Ottoman Erdogan are Irresponsible

Kurdish popular committees in Syria said that Syrian lands will become a graveyard for any invader that considers attacking Syria, and that the entire Syrian people with all its components will stand in the face of such an aggression no matter the price.

In a statement issued on Friday, the committees said that the threats issued by the Ottoman Recep Tayyip Erdogan – who dreams of spreading Ottoman influence across the region with the aid of the Arab Gulf, Israel and the US – are irresponsible, and that he will be defeated like all his ancestors before him who committed massacres against Syrians.

The committees called upon rational and honest Turks to put a stop to Erdogan who has become a danger to Turkey's security and neighboring countries and exposed himself as a pawn in the hand of Israel who carries out US-western colonialist agendas.

The statement concluded by pointing out that the repercussions of any aggression will spread to the entire region, including Al Saud and Al Thani who will not be protected by the colonialist military bases in their countries.

H. Sabbagh

vrijdag 27 juli 2012

Big defeats for Mercenary Groups in Aleppo, Deir Ezzor, Hama and Daraa

original at: http://www.syriaonline.sy/?f=Details&catid=12&pageid=3097

Deir Ezzor - Syria (before the armed gangs started their attempt to ruin te country) 

Units from the armed forces on Thursday clashed with armed terrorist groups in Salah Eddin and al-Sukari neighborhoods in Aleppo. An official source told SANA reporter that the clash resulted in killing and wounding a large number of terrorists.

The source added that terrorists Mohammad Saleh Afir and Mazen Aqrae were identified among the dead.
Syrian Armed forces carry out qualitative operations in al-Yarmouk and al-Hajar al-Aswad, kill terrorists and wound scores

The Syrian Army units today pursued the defeated terrorists in al-Yarmouk neighborhood in Damascus.
The Army forces carried out a qualitative and courageous operation as the terrorists were spreading inside the populated areas and taking civilians as human shields. The competent authorities pursued the terrorists in al-Yarmouk and al-Hajar al-Aswad popular neighborhoods, killing a big number of mercenaries who destroyed private and public properties, terrified citizens and broke off roads.

In al-Kiswa, Damascus countryside, an army unit stormed a den used by an armed terrorist group in one of the farms. The Unit clashed with the terrorists who were hiding inside the den, killing and injuring several terrorists, confiscating their weapons which included a number of rifles and explosive devices.

Three citizens martyred in a train derail by an act of terrorists
In al-Raka, an armed terrorist group removed the beams of a railway that links between al-Raka and Aleppo, leading to the derail of a train with three civilians martyred and several others wounded

5 Terrorists Killed, 10 Others Wounded in Deir Ezzor

Authorities in Deir Ezzor clashed with terrorists in al-Bukamal city, killed 5 terrorists and wounded 10 others, in addition to destroying a pick-up truck equipped with a machinegun and another car carrying weapons and ammunition. A source in the province said that two terrorists were killed in an explosive device blast as they were planting it near Omar Bin al-Khattab Mosque in the city.

Authorities Clash with Terrorists in Hama, Storm Terrorist Hideout, Seize Large Amount of Weapons

Authorities clashed with a number of terrorists who were trying to kidnap a family from al-Elaiyat town in Hama countryside. A source in the province told SANA reporter that the terrorists suffered heavy losses, adding that the body of the terrorist Safwan Abu Eisheh was identified.

On Wednesday, the authorities, in cooperation with the locals, stormed a hideout of an armed terrorist group in the same town, arresting its members and seizing large amounts of weapons.

A source in the province said that the seized weapons included 41 automatic guns, 9 sniper rifles, 17 RPGs and 3 RPG launchers, 6 pump-action rifles, 84 bullet chargers , hand-made rocket, 43 bags, 50 gas masks, large amount of grenades, 12 wireless transmitters and 2 Inmarsat satellite transmitters, in addition to seizing a field hospital with stolen medical equipment.

Authorities kill terrorists in Idleb, Daraa countryside
The competent authorities clashed today with armed terrorist groups in Idleb countryside, inflicting heavy losses among terrorists. An official source in Idleb told SANA reporter that among the killed known were Tarek Aboud al-Sayyid, Mohammad Fawaz al-Khateeb and Adnan al-Khateeb.

In Daraa countryside, the authorities, in cooperation with the families pursued an armed terrorist group and clashed with it. Among the terrorists killed were Abdul-Rahman al-Nadaf and Mohammad Biki.

Authorities Confront Terrorist Attack in Daraa
In Daraa, authorities confronted an attack by an armed terrorist group against law-enforcement forces which resulted in killing terrorist Audi Kaed al-Fawwaz, a leader of one of the armed terrorist groups, and wounding others. Authorities in Bosra al-Sham clashed with terrorists, killing an Arab terrorist and wounding others.

dinsdag 24 juli 2012

Both Sana.sy and Syriaonline.sy under Cyber Attack

On the evening of July 24, 2012, not only the Main Syrian News Agency Sana.sy was once again unreachable, but now another website that brings Syrian news from the perspective of the government was also under cyber attack and thus unreachable: syriaonline.sy

This is modern day war fare: knocking out the TV stations and their accompanying websites, in order to prevent the people in the world to get an antidote against the Arab-Western Propaganda campaign against the government of Syria.

Luckily these website do reappear occasionally making it possible to copy some of their articles to other blogs, like this one.

Israel sets fire to various areas of Golan-heights, Syria and uses it to dump nuclear, chemical and industrial waste

DAMASCUS, (SANA)_The Ministry of State for Environment Affairs called upon the world public opinion and upon concerned environment organizations to confront the aggressive practices of the Israeli occupation authorities in the occupied Syrian Golan, which aim to deplete its resources.

In a statement on Monday, the Ministry said that the Israeli occupation is deliberately causing fire in Ein El-Tineh, al-Shita, al-Hamidieh, Bir Ajam, Breika, Kodneh and al-Rafeed, adding that the fire burned thousands of acres of oak trees and plenty of rare plant species.

The statement indicated that the Israeli occupation has uprooted thousands of apple and cherry trees in Golan for Israeli military purposes, displaced Syrian citizens, buried nuclear, chemical and industrial materials in the land and deprived the Syrian citizens of their right in investing their lands and properties.

The ministry underlined the importance of putting pressure on the Israeli occupation authorities to abide by the Golan-relevant resolutions and refrain from exploiting its natural resources or any measures that could harm the environment.

M. Ismael


read more about how Israel intends to demolish 8 Palestinian villages in the Occupied West Bank because they need the area for their army - http://iraansnieuws.blogspot.nl/2012/07/israel-sloopt-8-palestijnse-dorpen.html

maandag 23 juli 2012

Foreign Ministry: Chemical and Biological Weapons Are Secured and Would Only Be Used in the Case of External Aggression

Jul 23, 2012

DAMASCUS, (SANA)- Foreign and Expatriates Ministry on Monday stressed Syria's stance that any chemical or biological weapons will never ever be used during the crisis in Syria notwithstanding the developments inside the country.

A statement by the Ministry, read by spokesman Dr. Jihad Makdissi in a press conference, said that such weapons stocks are secured and directly monitored by the Syrian Armed Forces and would only be used in the case of external aggression on the country.

The Ministry made clear that it has followed with concern the proceedings of the political and media campaign directed against Syria, stressing that this campaign aims at justifying any possible military intervention on Syria under the false claim that Damascus is using weapons of mass destruction and preparing the international public opinion for such an intervention.

"The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry has previously declared the content and details of this stance to countries which expressed concern that unconventional weapons would reach a third part," the statement added.

The Ministry, at the same time, warned of "another matter of concern" regarding the possibility of supplying the terrorist groups in Syria with arms from abroad in light of "the increasing bankruptcy".

It said the aim of such possibility is "to hit the political system in Syria through using tactical bombs or mines containing biological substances that would explode somewhere in a village and then accusing the Syrian forces of doing that."

The statement reiterated the Ministry's stress that this systematic political and media campaign will not at all avail to help Syria overcome its crisis.

The Ministry admonished those countries claiming concern for Syria and the Syrians "to spare their efforts and negative media campaigns to persuading those who they back, host, fund and arm to abide by a political solution to the crisis" according to the plan of the international envoy Kofi Annan.

H. Said

British Forces training Militants to fight in Syria

The British newspaper Sunday Express revealed that former soldiers from the SAS of the British Special Forces are training Syrian terrorist groups "in Iraq in military tactics, weapons handling and communications systems".

According to a British Army source, the newspaper said in an article published on Sunday that " More than 300 have passed through a base just inside the Iraq border, while a command course is run in Saudi Arabia."

The article added that "Groups of 50 rebels at a time are being trained by two private security firms employing former Special Forces personnel."

"Our role is purely instructional teaching tactics, techniques and procedures," the newspaper quoted a former SAS member as saying.

"If we can teach them how to take cover, to shoot and avoid being spotted by snipers it will hopefully help," he added.

also see: http://www.firstpost.com/topic/place/syria-british-special-forces-are-training-terrorists-in-syria-video-CihiBzV_H4U-15-1.html. I have to admit that I haven't been able to find any such article on the website of the Sunday Express. Perhaps I have overlooked it.

on July 24, 2012 Press TV covered this topic as well, claiming that Daily Mail also wrote about English troops training Syrian Militias - http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/07/24/252536/british-army-trains-syria-militants/

Jordanians and Egyptians killed fighting for the Armed Gangs in Syria

Jul 23, 2012

DAMASCUS, (SANA) – The Syrian TV showed footage of bodies of terrorists from Egypt and Jordan who were killed by the Syrian armed forces when it was clearing al-Qaboun neighborhood in Damascus from armed terrorist groups.

The terrorists are Abdullah al-Desuqi Musa'ad Bassal and Yasser Abdelrazzaq Kamel Ibrahim from Egypt, Fares Faleh al-Ghazi, Usama Abdelqader Ahmad al-Zahabi, and Ahmmad Abullah al-Zahabi from Jordan.

Earlier, the Syrian TV showed footage of other terrorists who came from Tunisia and Libya, with Turkey and other neighboring countries providing facilitations to allow these murderers to enter Syria and kill its people.

The Times newspaper had reported that the so-called "rebels" in Syria are no more than mercenaries who are funded and given weapons from external sides.

H. Sabbagh
To read more about the presence of many foreigners amongst the FSA (Fuck Syria Army) see (1)


zondag 22 juli 2012

Armed Gangs suffer big losses in Aleppo, Damascus and Hama (July 22, 2012)


PROVINCES, (SANA) – The authorities in Damascus have chased down the terrorists in Barzeh al-Balad and the surrounding orchards, killing and injuring a large number of them including Tamam Saab and Ahd al-Maghribi.

A source in the province told SANA reporter that tens of the terrorists turned themselves in and others were arrested. The source added that a number of the terrorists' cars that are equipped with machineguns were destroyed and large amount of weapons, including RPG shells and various types of ammunition, were seized.

Authorities Inflict Heavy Losses upon Terrorists in Aleppo, Contrary to Misleading News
Authorities on Sunday clashed with armed terrorist groups in Qebtan al-Jabal, to the north of Aleppo , and destroyed three pick-up trucks equipped with machineguns causing heavy losses among the terrorists.

A source in the province told SANA reporter that terrorists Mahmoud al-Ashqar, leader of a terrorist group, and Omar al-Ahmad were among the dead.

The source added that the authorities also confronted an armed terrorist group in Hayyan area, to the north of Aleppo, killing five terrorists, two of whom are non-Syrians, in addition to seizing 4 guns, an American sniper rifle inside their car. In the same context, the authorities set up several ambushes for armed terrorist groups in Hritan town, killing dozens and wounding others.

Information Source: Armed Forces in Aleppo Are Killing Terrorists, Contrary to Misleading News by Some ChannelsAn information source on Sunday warned that some satellite channels are broadcasting false news on the situation in Aleppo city and the movement of the armed terrorist groups in it. The source said that false news is aimed at misleading the public opinion, in a similar attempt to what has been reported about the situation in Damascus over the past few days.

It said that the armed forces and authorities in Aleppo have been chasing down the terrorist groups since early morning, stressing that a large number of terrorists have been killed, while others turned themselves in and the rest fled back to the Turkish borders. The information source said all the media attempts of the terrorists will not avail in reviving their efforts and conspiracies in their last hours.

Authorities Raid Terrorists' Dens in Hama, Kill and Arrest Many of Them

In Hama province, the authorities raided on Sunday terrorists' dens in al-Baath neighborhood in the city inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists and arresting many others.  A source in the province told SANA reporter that a number of terrorists were forced to hand themselves and their weapons over to the authorities during the clashes.

The source added that the authorities seized various types of weapons inside the dens including machineguns, Nato sniper rifles, RPG launchers and shells, in addition to a large amount of ammunition and wireless communication devices.

R. Raslan/ Ghossoun / H. Said

Rumors about air bombardments on Damascus are baseless: no use of helicopters

Information Source: News Broadcast by Some Satellite Channels on Aerial Bombardment of Some Places in Damascus Baseless

Jul 22, 2012

DAMASCUS, (SANA) – An information source on Sunday refuted as baseless the news broadcast by some satellite channels on aerial bombardment of some areas in Damascus.

The source stressed normal life in Damascus, adding that the authorities, in cooperation with locals, are chasing vanquished terrorists in certain streets.

R. Raslan/ Ghossoun

Although Reuters talks about helicopters, correspondents in Damascus from RT weren't able to confirm this. Would this indeed be another attempt to discredit the Syrian Forces?

Take a look at this movie below: these are the kind of people that are supported by the western civilized countries (video taken from Syrian Documents, July 21, 2012) - the ultimate symbol of true democracy and sensible negotiation. It reminds me more of the dark ages.

zaterdag 21 juli 2012

Wild bunch of Various Nationalities hold the Bab al-Hawa border between Turkey and Syria

some opec-members at a meeting in 2007 - perhaps the Bab al-Hawa border looks
a bit like this now with all these saudi, UAE militants fighting against the Syrian people

A group of around 150 militants from Arab, Islamic and African countries are being stationed as of Saturday at Bab al-Hawa border crossing point between Syria and Turkey which was closed off by Syria since June 2011, in full sight of the Turkish authorities.

According to a photographer from Agence France Presse (AFP), around 150 militants from Algeria, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, France, Chechnya, Tunisia and some African countries are stationed on the crossing point.

He reported that a number of the militants said that they belong to Taliban, while others said they're members of Al Qaeda's branches in Maghreb countries, adding that the militants are armed with AK-47 rifles, RPG launchers, and handmade mines.

It should be noted that the Syrian Arab Army killed terrorists of various Arab nationalities during their clearing of al-Midan and al-Qaboun neighborhood.

In June, New York Times reported that CIA agents stationed in Turkey are supersizing the delivery of weapons to the Syrian opposition, while many terrorists admitted in televised confessions to smuggling weapons from Turkey to the armed terrorist groups in Syria.

UPDATE JULY 28, 2012: Syrian Forces have taken back control the Border Crossing which is nearest to Aleppo, at Bab Al-Hawa. It cannot be a coincidence that troops took over the border crossing and a while later a large offensive by militia was started in Aleppo. For more see (2, 3)

Life back to Normal in al-Midan, Damascus in five days, according to Governor

Governor of Damascus, D. Bashr al-Sabban, stressed that normal life will be back to al-Midan neighborhood in five days maximum by the time maintenance works will have been completed.

In a statement to journalists following a tour in the mentioned neighborhood, Dr. al-Sabban said that the governorate has employed all its capabilities and workshops, along with those of the helping national institutions, to finish their work in the specified time to ensure the return of the residents to al-Midan to practice daily activities as normal.

The governor announced that the work has begun to provide supply baskets of the main food materials to the inhabitants who have already started coming back to al-Midan neighborhood.

He noted that the governorate's priority right now is to restore electricity to the neighborhood and secure food materials to ensure a strong return of residents which has so far reached 15 percent.

The governor applauded the sacrifices of the army and law enforcement forces, applauding the qualitative operations which they carried out while clearing al-Midan neighborhood of the armed terrorist groups and which helped eliminate material damage.

He expressed thanks to the residents who had left the neighborhood to help get the situation tackled quickly, calling on them to return to their homes safe and sound.

The governor reviewed during his tour the material damage caused to the public and private properties in the neighborhood and met a number of the residents who returned back and started cleaning and rearranging their properties.

original at:  http://www.syriaonline.sy/?f=Details&catid=12&pageid=3038. Sana.sy is still off-line at the time of this writing.

Syrian people warned against ‘fake TV channel’

At a time when Syria's newssite Sana.sy is again unreachable, as is Thierry Meyssan's Voltairenet.org,  we must do everything within our might to present information that is not biased by western-gulf-arab media. Fortunately there is still the Iranian Press TV and Russia's RT that can still be reached. Here's a copy of an article from July 21, 2012 warning the Syrian people of a fake TV-channel. The original of this story can be found at: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/07/21/251984/syrians-warned-against-fake-tv-channel/

also watch Thierry Meyssan's video from the evenening of July 19, 2012 (unfortunately only available in French). More about these impending fake TV broadcasts at: http://iraansnieuws.blogspot.nl/2012/06/navo-bereidt-grootscheepse.html.


The Syrian Information Ministry has cautioned the nation against a “fake” satellite channel which carries the logo of the country’s national TV but has actually been set up to broadcast anti-government reports.

At the moment a fake channel is broadcasting Syrian national songs as well as its national anthem to lay the ground for broadcasting the programs that their nature is clear, the ministry said in a statement.

It issued the warning after armed terrorists kidnapped Mohammed Saeed, a broadcaster of the Syrian television, in Jdeidet Artouz area of the capital Damascus.

The ministry also warned that it is possible that the Syrian national TV is taken off air any moment and replaced by the fake channel.

Syrian officials had previously warned about an intensifying media campaign and spread of rumors against the Damascus government.

Syrian Satellite channel Dunya TV, which has played a key role in disclosing different plots against Syria, has been taken off air from Arab satellites of Arabsat and Nilesat.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011, with demonstrations being held both against and in support of President Bashar al-Assad's government.

The Syrian government says outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists are the driving factor behind the unrest and deadly violence while the opposition accuses the security forces of being behind the killings.

Damascus also says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country and the security forces have been given clear instructions not to harm civilians.



From: http://www.syriaonline.sy/?f=Details&catid=12&pageid=3029, another Syrian News Site that has not been downed:

Information Ministry: A Fake Channel is Using Syrian Satellite Channel Logo and May
Replace Genuine Channel

DAMASCUS, (SANA) – The Information Ministry announced that there is a satellite channel using the logo of the Syrian Satellite Channel and broadcasting nationalistic songs in preparation for springing a media ambush which has been uncovered before. This channel may appear on the same frequency as the genuine channel if it is cut off at any time.

The Ministry affirmed that the continuation of the genuine Syrian channels is linked to the presence of its well-known programs and presenters, and that the aforementioned channel and any similar channel is not related to the Syrian national media and constitutes blatant media piracy.

vrijdag 20 juli 2012

Gatilov Criticizes US Hypocrite Attitude towards Crisis in Syria

Jul 20, 2012 - original at:  http://www.sana.sy/eng/22/2012/07/20/432512.htm

MOSCOW, (SANA)- Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Gennady Gatilov, said that the US has adopted "a hypocrite attitude" towards the Syrian file in its refrain from exerting pressure on the opposition to start dialogue with the government in Syria.

In a statement posted on his page on the net, Gatilov added that the Americans have done nothing towards urging the opposition to hold dialogue with the Syrian government, in comment on random accusations made by the U.S. Permanent Representative to the Security Council Susan Rice out of anger over the Russia-China veto against the Western draft resolution on Syria.

Gatilov: Russia to Vote for a Pakistan-Proposed Draft UN Security Council Resolution on Extending Observer MissionEarlier, Gatilove announced in a statement to the Russian Interfax news agency his country's support to a draft resolution proposed by Pakistan at UN Security Council on extending the observer mission in Syria for 45 days.  Gatilov said that Russia will support the draft resolution which is to be put to the vote on Friday as it has participated in preparing it along with the Pakistani partners. The draft provides for extending the mandate of the UN observer mission 45 additional days after it expires on Saturday.

Russian Foreign Ministry: Russia' Stance on Crisis in Syria Has Not Changed for a Moment
Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday called on the Western countries to do something to persuade the armed opposition in Syria to step onto the path of a political solution instead of making crude insinuations about the firm Russian stance. In a press conference published on Russia Today website, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, warned of the consequences of the US plans to surpass the Security Council and interfere in Syria's internal affairs.

He stressed that Russia has no backed for a moment throughout the course of the crisis in Syriafrom searching for a political settlement.  The Russian spokesman strongly criticized the statements of some European officials who considered that the recent terrorist attack in Damascus stresses the necessity of further pressuring the Syrian leadership because it has made the situation reach that far.

He rejected the Western accusations against Russia, saying that the attempts of some Western countries to make Moscow seem responsible for the situation in Syria as "absolutely unacceptable".

Lukashevich warned that the US's announcement of its intention to work outside the Security Council and interfere in Syria's internal affairs constitutes "a very very alarming signal".

"If such declarations and such plans are elements of actual policy, I think that is a very, very alarming signal to all of us about how the international community plans to respond to international conflict situations," said Lukashevich.

He added that the task of all external players, particularly the Security Council members, is to use all their capabilities and work within the resolutions previously agreed on, specially resolutions 2042 and 2043, and what was agreed on at the Geneva meeting.

Lukashevich Rejects US Threats against Russia over Veto on Syria
In another context, Lukashevich stressed Russia's rejection of US threats of taking revenge over the Russian veto against the Western draft resolution on the crisis in Syria.  He criticized measures taken by the U.S. Congress to prevent the Pentagon from cooperation with the Russian Aporns Exports company in a bid to take revenge on Russia because of its veto at the Security Council, dismissing the threats of imposing sanctions on Russia as unacceptable. He stressed that taking revenge on it because of the veto or its principled stance on peaceful settlement to the crisis in Syria and placing the responsibility for escalation on it will not avail.

H. Said

Syrian Armed Forces Clean al-Midan in Damascus, Seize Weapons, Restore Security to the Region

DAMASCUS, (SANA) – The Syrian armed forces cleaned al-Midan region in Damascus from vanquished mercenary terrorists.

SANA reporter quoted a security source today as saying that the armed forces cleaned al-Midan and restored security and tranquility to region. The source added that the authorities seized large amounts of weapons including Dushka machineguns, explosive belts and devices, military uniforms, RPG launchers, ammunition and communication devices.

Flash-bang Explosion in Tunnel at Umayyad Square Causing Material Damage Only
A flash grenade exploded inside a tunnel at the Umayyad Square in Damascus causing minor material damage. No injuries were reported in the explosion and the traffic moment was back to normal.

Authorities Repel Terrorists Attacking Police School in Aleppo
In Aleppo province, the authorities repelled an attack by a group of terrorists on the Police School in Khan al-Asal area. The authorities clashed with the terrorists and killed most of them.

Syrian Army Units Kill Terrorists in Deir Ezzor, Destroy Their Cars
Syrian army units on Thursday night clashed with terrorists in al-Bukamal City in Deir Ezzor killing and wounding dozens of them while others surrendered. A source in the province told SANA reporter that terrorists Ibrahim al-Debs, the leader of an armed group, Ayman al-Obadi and Thaer al-Qadam were identified among the dead. The source added that the clash resulted in destroying a mortar, a pick-up truck equipped with machinegun and two cars.

R. Raslan/ H. Said/ al-Ibrahim

News on President al-Assad Agreeing to Leave Power and on Mrs. al-Assad Arriving in Moscow Denied

Jul 20, 2012

DAMASCUS/ MOSCOW, (SANA)- Russia's Ambassador to France, Alexander Orlov categorically denied what was ascribed to him on President Bashar al-Assad agreeing to leave power in an interview with Radio France Internationale.

The Russian Ambassador's denial came in an interview with the French BFM TV.

Ministry of Information dismissed as "completely untrue" what some TV channels ascribed to Russia' Ambassador in Paris Alexander Orlov on President Bashar al-Assad agreeing to what they said leaving power in an "orderly way".

The Ministry said in a statement on Friday that the interview Orlov gave to Radio France Internationale had been recorded and posted on the net, but it was distorted, stressing that the Russian Ambassador did not say what it was attributed to him.

Lukashevich: News on Mrs. Al-Assad Arriving in Russia Mere Rumors

The Russian Foreign Ministry dismissed news on Mrs. Asmaa al-Assad arriving in Moscow as mere rumors and unfair media attempts to mislead the public opinion.

"I don't want to comment on any rumors," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, said on Friday.  He added that the issue of Russia offering President al-Assad asylum is not worth commenting on, recalling that this issue was previously commented on by Russia' Foreign Minister.

"This is not worthy of any kind of reaction , especially that you saw yesterday President Bashar al-Assad on TV with the new defense minister," said Lukashevich.


also see RT-report at: http://www.rt.com/news/syria-rumors-foreign-ministry-denial-708/

woensdag 18 juli 2012

Responsibility for Bloodshed in Syria lies with Countries supplying weapons and money to Armed Gangs

DAMASCUS, (SANA)- Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi stressed that the terrorist explosion which targeted the National Security headquarters in Damascus expresses Syria's enemies' feeling of weakness and frustration at the strength and firmness of the Syrian Arab Army and at the terrorists' failure to undermine the Army's unity.

"The responsibility for this terrorist crime committed by Syria's enemies lies with all the countries which sent money and weapons to Syria," said al-Zoubi in an interview with the Syrian TV.

He added that these countries are responsible for every drop of blood spilled on the Syrian ground.

The minister said that what happened today is "the last chapter of the U.S.-Western-Israeli conspiracy against Syria", stressing that the morals of the Syrian people and Army are high and at their best and that Syria's enemies are mistaken in their assessment of the strength of the people, army and the country.

He dismissed what the satellite channels that are involved in shedding the Syrian blood have reported on explosions taking place in Damascus as "completely untrue", stressing that Syria will not let these channels which went too far in the media war on the Syrian people get away with their crime of instigation against Syria and that they will be sued.

Al-Zoubi underscored the Syrian Armed Forces' full preparedness and determination to uproot terrorism in Syria.

H. Said

dinsdag 17 juli 2012

Authorities clash with Armed Groups in Damascus quarters al-Midan and Naher Aisha

Original at sana.sy (when it is not hacked): http://www.sana.sy/eng/337/2012/07/17/431998.htm

Jul 17, 2012

DAMASCUS/ALEPPO,(SANA) - An armed terrorist group Tuesday at dawn attacked al-Qaboun third electricity converter station, causing big financial loss and breaking down three converters.

An official source at Ministry of Electricity said that an armed terrorist group attacked the station with mortar and RPG shells, leaving material damages estimated at SYP 300 million due to the harm caused to three converters and maintenance levers, in addition to the burning of the station.

The source pointed out that maintenance workshops restored the voltage and replaced the damaged parts to re-operate the station in two days. The authorities are hunting the terrorist group in the neighboring area to the station, the sources pointed out.

Authorities Confront Terrorist Group in Naher Aisha, Chase Down Another Group in Outskirts of al-Midan

The authorities confronted an armed terrorist group that was opening fire and attempting to block roads in Naher Aisha area in Damascus. An official source told SANA that the authorities managed to deal with the terrorists and cleared the roads in the area.

The source added that the authorities continue to chase down an armed terrorist group in the outskirts of al-Midan neighborhood in Damascus, inflicting heavy losses in the terrorists' ranks.

In al-Maysat neighborhood, the authorities chased a group of three terrorist who opened fire on an ambulance, injuring the ambulance driver and the accompanying medic. An official source told SANA that two of the terrorists have been arrested and that the authorities are still searching for the third.

Authorities Clash with Armed Terrorist Groups Destroying 14 Vehicles, Causing heavy Losses
Authorities on Monday clashed with armed terrorist groups riding in ten vehicles and attacking residents and law enforcement members in Bethraton and Bayanon in Aleppo.

An official source told SANA reporter that the clash caused heavy losses among the terrorists and destroyed the ten cars with the terrorists inside. The source added that the authorities also clashed with armed terrorist groups in Aazaz area in the Province, adding that they were blocking roads, stealing and attacking citizens.

The authorities destroyed four cars supplied with machine guns and caused heavy losses among the terrorists. The bodies of the terrorists Mohammad Fawzi Hafez, Ghazi Mohammad al-Ezzo, Ismail Hamandoush, Omar Qadour al-Sayyed Ali and Mohammad Akkash were identified, according to the source.

R. Milhem / al-Ibrahim / H. Sabbagh

maandag 16 juli 2012

Libyan talking about Libyans and other Foreigners fighting in Syria

TUNIS, (SANA)_ A Libyan citizen, Hazim M., announced that he worked and collaborated with scores of armed terrorist groups in Syria, with training on explosive devices manufacturing and exploding.

Hazim M., specialized in explosive devices in the so-called Tripoli Brigade, added in an interview with 'Libya Now' News Agency, that he entered to Syria from Turkey illegally and started working with the armed groups in preparing and planting explosive devices targeting Syria Army personnel.

"I worked also in the Syrian City of Hama with the so-called 'Amar Bin Yasser' battalion and was surprised to know that all members of the said battalion belong to Arab and Africa nationalities,'' said Hazim M.

Hazim M. described blasted the ongoing killings and destruction by the armed terrorist groups, which consist of gangs and killers, Calling on Libyan and Arab fighters not to enter to Syria because the ongoing there is never a popular revolt.


zondag 15 juli 2012

Makdessi: what happened in al-Treimseh was a military operation between the army and gunmen who terrorized civilians

Original at: http://www.champress.net/index.php?q=en/Article/view/4109

DAMASCUS_ Spokesman for the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry Dr. Jihad Makdessi on Sunday described as 'hasty' the letter of the UN Envoy Kofi Annan over the reality of the events in al-Treimseh Town in Hama countryside.

In a press conference held in Damascus, Makdessi said that armed terrorist groups overran the town and terrorized its people, adding that the terrorists launched attacks against the law-enforcement personnel from this town.

He stressed that the Syrian army has not used any heavy weapons in the area and used only personnel carriers and light weapons, adding that clashes between the law-enforcement personnel and the terrorists lasted only for few hours.

Makdessi added that only five buildings were damaged as the terrorists were positioned in these buildings, highlighting that what happened in al-Treimseh was not a massacre but a military operation took place between the army and armed terrorist groups that don't believe in dialogue or political solution.

He said those who were killed in al-Treimseh are from the terrorists whose number reached 37 and two civilians. " Whoever takes up arms against the state will be in a confrontation with the Syrian Arab Army and we welcome those who want the dialogue," Makdessi added.
The Foriegn Ministry Spokesman said: " We had documented more than 10000 violations of Annan's plan by the armed groups...

SANA Website Attacked to Prevent it from Conveying Truth of Events in Syria

source: http://www.sana.sy/eng/21/2012/07/14/431380.htm

Jul 14, 2012

DAMASCUS, (SANA) – The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) website on Saturday was attacked by foreign sides which try to prevent the Syrian national media from conveying the truth of events and unmasking the conspiracy hatched against Syria.

After the failure of several attempts to hack the website and publish fabricated news on it, foreign sides targeted the website with a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack).

In the same context, anonymous sides stole SANA logo from the website and designed an advertisement in English and Arabic that includes provocative calls and distributed it through email.

On June 27th, an armed terrorist group attacked al-Ikhbariya Satellite TV Channel headquarters, destroyed it and stole its equipment before blowing it up.

SANA website is a multi-lingual website. It publishes news and articles in seven languages: English, French, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Turkish and Arabic.


Also see more about this attack on the Syrian News website at: http://nocheinparteibuch.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/sana-syndication-sana-website-attacked-to-prevent-it-from-conveying-truth-of-events-in-syria/

Other Syrian News Sites are:

Read more about the way free speech is attacked in Syria at: http://iraansnieuws.blogspot.nl/2012/06/vernietiging-syrisch-tv-station-en-het.html

It reminds me of the way the Iranian website Press TV was attacked back in february 2012 (http://iraansnieuws.blogspot.nl/2012/02/amerikaans-israelische-hackers-proberen.html)

Update July 16, 2012: After having been unreachable in the weekend of 14-15 July, the site was back on-line in the afternoon of July 16, 2012, with this tweet from @SANA_English

but the website was down again in the evening of July 16, CET.

Syria: Three Terrorists from al-Treimseh Confess to Taking Part in Murder, Terrorism and Abduction

original at: http://www.sana.sy/eng/337/2012/07/15/431458.htm

Jul 15, 2012

HAMA, (SANA) – Two terrorists from the town of al-Treimseh in Hama countryside confessed to taking part in a series of murders and acts of terrorism before the army entered the town, while a third terrorist admitted to participating in abducting citizens to demand ransom and killing them afterwards.

In confessions broadcast by the Syrian TV on Saturday, terrorist Yousef Abdullah al-Mahmoud said that he was recruited by force along with his brother into the armed group led by Saleh al-Saba'awi.

Al-Mahmoud said that he and his brother accompanied al-Saba'awi and six other men attacked two houses, with him breaking one of the houses' doors and shooting at the roof, noting that he stayed outside with his brother upon al-Saba'awi's orders while the rest entered the house and shot everyone inside, saying that he only saw a man and a woman but that there were more people inside.

He went on to say that they broke into the second house, with him staying outside like the first time and firing at the house, and the rest of the group entered the house and killed anyone inside.

In turn, terrorist Ahmad Abdullah al-Mahmoud, the aforementioned brother, corroborated his brother Yousef's story, adding that al-Saba'awi told them that the houses contained army personnel, when in truth there were only civilian men and women who were shot dead by the terrorists.

For his part, terrorist Zaher al-Tayeh said that he took part in the abduction of a man from al-Safsafiye village along with two others, hijacking the man's car and then interrogating him in an olive field before slitting his throat with a knife.

Al-Tayeh also confessed to abducting two others; one from al-Safsafiye and the other from the village of Khneizir, saying that they demanded a ransom of SYP 400,000 for the first one and 200,000 for the second, but their demands weren't met so one of the abductors, a man killed Hussein Dabbas, slit the victims' throats as al-Tayeh watched.

H. Sabbagh

Syria: Suicide Terrorist blows up his booby trapped car in Mharda, killing and wounding several civilians and a policeman

source:  http://www.sana.sy/eng/337/2012/07/15/431312.htm

Jul 15, 2012

PROVINCES, (SANA) – A suicide terrorist blew up his booby-trapped car in Mharada city in Hama, causing the death of three civilians and a law-enforcement personnel.

A source at the Province told SANA that the explosion claimed the lives of three civilians; Najah Shahhoud (70 years old), Amal Nammo (Pharmacist) and the child Moneef al-Daher, while others were injured.

The source added that Warrant Officer Ibrahim al-Qasem was also martyred at the explosion and five others were wounded.

Engineering Units Dismantle 3 Explosive Devices Planted in Twaina Bridge in Hama
Military engineering units on Saturday dismantled three explosive devices which were planted by an armed terrorist group in a bridge in al-Twaina village in al-Ghab area in Hama Province.
SANA reporter was informed that each device, cylinders stuffed with explosives, weighs 25 kg, adding that they were planted to destroy the bridge.

Authorities Foil Infiltration Attempt from Lebanon
Authorities on Friday foiled an infiltration attempt made by an armed terrorist group which tried to enter the Syrian lands near Harmoush crossing in Talkalakh in Homs Countryside.
SANA reporter quoted a source at the Province as saying that the authorities killed and wounded several terrorists, while the others fled back to Lebanon.

A Car Laden with Various Types of Weapons Seized near Talkalakh City
The authorities on Saturday seized a car laden with an amount of various types of weapons near Talkalakh city. The weapons, which were hidden under an amount of grocery, included an M-16 rifle, two Swiss-made sniper rifles, a BKC machinegun, two RPG launchers, a Russian rifle and a number of chargers and magazines.

The Authorities Repel Terrorists' Attack on Law Enforcement Forces in al-Qseir, Homs
In the countryside of al-Qseir in Homs, the authorities early Saturday morning repelled an attack by an armed terrorist group on the law enforcement forces in al-Hamidiyeh village.
SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that the authorities clashed with the terrorist group causing heavy losses among its members and destroying a 4WD car equipped with a DShK machinegun.
The source stressed that no casualties were reported among the authorities members.

In a relevant context, the military engineering units dismantled two explosive devices planted by an armed terrorist group in al-Qseir area, adding that the weight of each device was 60 kg and were set to be remotely detonated.

Security Members Repel Terrorist Attack on Busra al-Sham Directorate
In the South, security members assigned with protecting Directorate of Busra al-Sham Region in Daraa countryside on Friday repelled an armed terrorist group that attacked the directorate.

A police source at Daraa Governorate said that the clash resulted in heavy losses among the terrorists.
The bodies of terrorists Qasem al-Balkhi, Zakaria al-Hajin and Yassin al-Balkhi were identified among the dead, according to the source.

In Aleppo, authorities stormed into a basement in al-Zebdia neighborhood after local residents had informed them that an armed terrorist group are taking the place as a den.

An official source in the province told SANA reporter that five terrorists were arrested, adding that two explosive devices, three Swiss grenades, ammunition, six masks, identity cards, passports and car papers were found in the basement.

Authorities Pursue Terrorists in Idleb, Kill Scores of Them
Authorities on Saturday pursued and clashed with an armed terrorist group on Jisr al-Shughour- Ariha road.
A source at the Province said that the terrorist group suffered heavy losses, adding that authorities destroyed the cars which were used by the terrorists. Authorities also found a dungeon in the area used by terrorists to make explosive devices, the place contained remote controls, fertilizers and electric detonators.

Authorities clashed with an armed terrorist group at al-Rami town in Jabal al-Zawiya area, killing the majority of the terrorists, among them Basel Dabbas, Ibrahim Ismael and Majd Zain Eddin.

The source said that the terrorists' weapons were confiscated, adding that a number of the law-enforcement personnel were wounded during the operation.

Also in Jisr al-Shughour, the authorities clashed with armed terrorist groups, killing and wounding scores of terrorists.

2 Martyred, 10 Injured in Explosive Device Blast in Hama
Two children were martyred and about ten others were injured, in an initial outcome, in explosion of an explosive device planted by a terrorist group next to Fatema al-Saqqa school at al-Baath neighborhood in Hama province. A source at Hama Police Command told SANA reporter that the armed group placed the device near the school and was blown up when the children entered the school courtyard to play football in.

Authorities Liberate Two Citizens Abducted by Terrorists
The authorities in Hama province liberated two citizens, a veterinarian and a tractor driver, who had been abducted by an armed terrorist group that broke into the Agricultural Science Research Center in al-Salamiya area.

An official source told SANA's correspondent that the terrorist broke into the Center and stole Awas sheep used for selective breeding there along with some furniture, in addition to abducting veterinarian Abdullah Najib al-Shawaf and driver Riyad Fawzi al-Mubarak who work for the Center.

The source said that the authorities pursued the fleeing terrorists and clashed with them, managing to liberate the two abducted men and retrieve the stolen sheep and furniture.