JNN 18 Dec 2012 Damascus – Units of the Armed Forces on Saturday continued pursuing armed terrorist groups in al-Dhiyabiyeh, Hejjeira and al-Husseiniyeh in Damascus Countryside, killing and injuring many terrorists.
An official source told SANA reporter that a unit of the Armed Forces killed seven terrorists in al-Dhiyabiyeh town and destroyed a mortar near al-Saudi farm in al-Bahdaliyeh area in the town.
The source added another army unit killed a number of terrorists and injured others near Sarah Company for Cars and destroyed a mortar set up by terrorists on a tractor at a bus station in al-Dhiyabiyeh.
The source also mentioned that a number of terrorists were killed in Fayez Mansour Street and near the grocery market in Hejjeira in al-Sayyeda Zainab area.
In al-Husseiniyeh, a unit of the Armed Forces destroyed an SUV vehicle equipped with a heavy machinegun and killed all terrorists inside near al-Shuhadaa gas station.
The Armed Forces eliminated several terrorists’ leaders and seized weapons and ammunition in the areas of Daraya and Harasta.
An official source told SANA reporter that a number of vehicles used by the terrorists to transport weapons were destroyed in al-Zaytoon Roundabout in Daraya.
The source added that a number of terrorists were killed in the operation, including Alaa Yahya, Mohammad al-Qarah, Mohammad Zahra and Mohammad Adela.
The source said that another army unit inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists in Shaba area, killing scores of terrorists and destroying a vehicle equipped with a heavy machinegun.
The army carried out an operation in Harasta farms, eliminating several terrorists’ leaders.
Among the killed terrorists’ leaders were Sarya Ghabees, Yousef Jaber, Mo’min Mahfoud, Abdullah Antar and Fadi Bakkour.
Terrorist Groups Eliminated in Aleppo and its Countryside
Units of the Armed Forces eliminated terrorist groups in Handarat and the Central Prison Road in the countryside of Aleppo.
An official source told SANA reporter that the army destroyed several terrorists’ hideouts in Khan Toman area and destroyed three vehicles.
The source added that scores of terrorists were killed and several of their hideouts were destroyed in the farms near the Infantry School in al-Meslmyeh.
Leader of a terrorist group Yousef al-Jader was killed along with scores of terrorists in al-Meslmyeh in Aleppo countryside.
The Armed Forces also destroyed a number of vehicles and killed the terrorists riding in them, vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns were destroyed, 6 of them in al-Sheikh Najjar, two others in Andan and several vehicles were destroyed in al-Sfeira.
A number of terrorists’ hideouts and gatherings were destroyed in al-Zarbah and Azaz areas.
In Aleppo city, the army carried out several qualitative operations against terrorists’ gatherings in al-Sukkari, al-Salheen, al-Shaar, al-Sheikh Lutfi and al-Marjeh.
The Armed Forces eliminated terrorist groups in al-Lairamon and Bustan al-Bashar areas in the city.
Heavy Losses Inflict upon Terrorists in Hama Countryside, Four Kidnapped Citizens Rescued
Meanwhile, military forces clashed with an armed terrorist group that was blocking roads, committing acts of theft and robbery and threatening people in al-Athriya village near al-Salamiyeh city in Hama Province.
An official source told SANA reporter that many terrorists were killed and others were injured during the clash, while some of them fled away.
On the other hand, the authorities rescued four citizens after they had been kidnapped by an armed terrorist group for a week in Khnefees area in al-Salamiyeh.
The source added that the rescued citizens are Mohammad Ahmad Harmoush, Ghassan Abdul Hamid Haydar, Hossam Ezzat Oleiwi and Mahmoud Mohammad al-Zubeidi.
Explosive Device Dismantled near Bus Station in Hama
In another context, engineering units dismantled an explosive device planted by terrorists to target citizens near a bus departure station in Hama city.
An official source told SANA reporter that the 30-kg explosive device was prepared to be remotely exploded.
Terrorists Killed, Weapon Warehouses Destroyed in Rastan, Homs
In a qualitative operation, the Armed Forces destroyed a weapon and ammunition warehouse used by terrorists in al-Rastan city in Homs countryside.
An official source in the province told SANA reporter that several terrorists were killed during the operation, and a huge amount of weapons and ammunition used by the terrorists to attack citizens and public and private properties were destroyed.
The Armed Forces also destroyed another warehouse in which terrorists stored explosive devices and homemade missiles near the Agricultural Bank in al-Rastan, eliminating a number of terrorists and injuring others.