Syria: Army Units Eliminate Terrorists, Destroy Tools of Their Crimes in Several Provinces

PROVINCES, (SANA) – Units of the Armed Forces on Sunday continued their national mission in pursuit of al-Qaeda terrorists who are perpetrating acts of killing and looting in Daraya, Hejjeira and al-Dhiyabiyeh in Damascus Countryside and destroyed a number of their vehicles and tools used in targeting the residents and their properties.

An official source told SANA reporter that an army unit clashed with al-Qaeda linked terrorist group and killed some of its members near al-Forn roundabout in Daraya city.

An army unit discovered weapons and ammunition including Israeli-made bombs, DShK bullets, PKC machineguns and military uniforms in terrorists’ hideouts in Cornice area in Daraya.

An official source told SANA reporter that the ammunition and weapons were hidden in particular holes dug by the terrorists in plantations in Daraya farms.

The source added that several mines were dismantled, after they were planted by terrorists in the residential houses in Corniche area in the city.

A unit of the Armed Forces clashed with an armed terrorist group, affiliated to al-Qaeda, near the eastern entrance of Daraya city, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.

An official source told SANA reporter that the army seized large amounts of weapons and ammunition, including machineguns, sniper rifles and a 82-mm mortar launcher, inside a terrorists’ hideout in the city.

The source added that another unit of the armed forces killed a number of terrorists at Fayez Mansour and al-Akshak streets in Hejjeira town in the countryside of Damascus.

One of the most dangerous terrorists, Moa’az Numeiri was identified among the dead, the source said. Continue reading

Message from President al-Assad to President of Cuba on the latest developments in Syria, conveyed by al-Mikdad

HAVANA, (SANA)-A message from President Bashar al-Assad to President Raul Castro of Cuba, conveyed by Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal al-Mikdad to the Cuban First Vice President José Ramَn Machado Ventura who renewed his country’s support to Syria.

During the meeting held in Havana on Tuesday, Ventura affirmed that Syria steadfastness is a guarantee for the states which defend their independence and sovereignty all over the world.

Ventura expressed President Castro’s thanks for President al-Assad’s message and the information that included a brief on the situation in Syria, showing Cuba’s readiness to offer help and support to Syria during the difficult stage it is passing through.

He appreciated Syrian people’s struggle and their steadfastness which foiled the western plots.

For his part, al-Mikdad briefed Ventura on the developments Syria has passed through during the latest months and the US-Western conspiracy to which it is exposed aiming at affecting its national stances in the face of the US and western polices to control the region. Continue reading

Explosive device hits a bus for Syrian officers, 10 of them martyred

An explosive device that weighted about 100 has exploded near a bus for Syrian Army on al-Mastouma road of Edlib countryside, what resulted in 10 martyrs of Syrian Army officers.

Our correspondent in Edlib revealed the names of the martyrs:
First Lieutenant Somar Aziz (Hama),
First Lieutenant Basem Naser (al-Salamia),
Captain Ali Naisani (Mesyaf),
Captain Fawaz al-Ali (Homs),
Captain Muhammad Suleiman (Edlib – Fou’a),
Captain Majed Edree (Homs),
Captain Majd Abbass (Jableh),
Captain Muhammad al-Ammouri (Homs),
Captain Muntajeb Horani (Homs),
conscript Azzam Suleiman (Banyas)

In Damascus countryside, our reporter stated that the Syrian security forces found a torture location that was used by insurgents near Town Center mall on Damascus – Daraa highway.

The correspondent added that the Syrian Army hit a position for insurgents in Ghbeir square of Erbin city, what resulted in 10 deaths of militants at least

Our correspondent in Daria city pointed out that terrorists have booby-trapped al-Tawbeh mosque and bombed scores of houses, preventing the Syrian Army from chasing them. Continue reading

‘Tehran meeting positive step towards resolving Syria crisis’

Syrian Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Qadri Jamil (file photo)

Syrian deputy prime minister for economic affairs Qadri Jamil has described Syria National Dialogue in Iran’s capital, Tehran, as a positive step towards resolving the country’s crisis.

Jamil said on Monday that the meeting is also a positive step towards strengthening negotiations among Syrian groups and could yield significant results.

Jamil made the remarks on the sidelines of the two-day meeting between the Syrian government and opposition groups in Tehran which began on Sunday.

Nearly 200 participants, including Syrian scholars, tribal and religious leaders, representatives of different ethnicities, minorities and the opposition as well as representatives from other countries are participating in the meeting.

The Syrian official said all groups participating in Tehran’s meeting stress the necessity of finding a comprehensive political solution to Syria’s crisis and preventing foreign interference in the Arab country.

Jamil added that the National Dialogue meeting was effective in brining the views of member states of Syria contact group closer together.  Continue reading