Syrian army repels militants in different areas

Syrian army repels militants in different areas
Sun Jun 1, 2014 13:15:38

The Syrian army has repelled foreign-backed militant groups, conducting successful operations against their gatherings and killing scores of them in different areas.

Daed Mohammad Farzat, who has been wanted by authorities, was arrested at an army checkpoint in the city of Homs.

Units of the Syrian army targeted militants' gatherings in al-Rastan, Talbiseh and Um Sharshouh in the countryside, killing and injuring numbers of them.

Meanwhile, the army gained control over al-Taf and Satah Zahnan towns in al-Lajat area in Daraa countryside after eliminating a number of militants and destroying their criminal equipment.

A military source told the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) that an army unit foiled militants' attempt to attack a military checkpoint in Daraa al-Balad, killing and injuring a number of them.

The source added that another army unit thwarted a militant group's attempt to attack a military checkpoint in Hammad Farm in Um al-Aousaj village in the countryside and eliminated a number of militants.

Army units targeted two militant groups in the surrounding of a farm on al-Sendianeh-Samlin road and on the intersection of the towns of Samlin and Zamrin in the countryside, leaving many of the groups' members dead and wounded.

The army killed and injured a number of militants affiliated to the militant group of "Islamic Union for Sham Fighters" and "Umahat al-Muslimeen Brigade" in the area of al-Mleiha in Damascus Countryside (Rif Dimashq), among the killed militants were Abu Zayad of the Algerian nationality, Abu Fahd of the Saudi nationality and Ibrahim Nassr.

The army units also clashed with militants in several areas in Harasta and Jobar, killing and injuring scores of militants and destroying their weapons and munitions.

In Douma, the army destroyed militants’ hideouts and killed a number of militants. Other army units clashed with militants affiliated to the so-called "al-Islam Army" in Alya Farms. Among the killed militants were Yaser Rashed and Samir al-Shibli.

In al-Zabadani, the army targeted militants' hideouts in many areas, destroying their weaponry, including mortars, and eliminating non-Syrian militants, among them were Fayez Rajdi of the Lebanese nationality and Tahseen Nawaf of the Saudi nationality.

An army unit killed a number of the so-called "al-Kadisiyeh gatharing" militants and injured others in Salba village in al-Ghab countryside, Hama and seized a heavy vehicle for the militants.

Units of the armed forces destroyed a number of the militants' vehicles in Handarat, Hanano, al-Mesilmiyeh, Tal Jibin. Sheikh Issa, Andan and Kafer Da'el in Aleppo and its countryside, killing and injuring a number of militants.

A military source told SANA that the army units targeted militants' hideouts and gatherings in Kwairis, surrounding the industrial city, Haritan, al-Atareb, al-Zerbeh, Kafer Hamrah, Babis, Izaz, Tal Rifa't, al-Binawi village, to the south east of al-Hajeb, Kafer Naseh, Bustan al-Basha, Tal Kadah, al-Jbaileh and the old city of Aleppo.

The army units killed and injured a number of militants and destroyed their weapons and ammunition in the operation.

Army units destroyed mortar and rocket shells launcher pads, killing and injuring a number of militants in a number of areas and neighborhoods where the militants were firing rockets and mortars shells on the safe areas in Aleppo city.

Militants detonated an explosive device contained in a metal object which they placed in a dumpster in al-Shamalneh neighborhood in the town of Sayyida Zainab, Damascus Countryside, causing severe injuries to four children whose age ranges between 12 and 14 years.

A militant sniper opened fire on a car on the highway opposite al-Wafidin Camp in Douma area, injuring the driver.

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