Syrian Army eliminates a big number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in several provinces ~ Confirmed: armed groups committed crimes against humanity in Lattakia

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Syrian Arab Army eliminates a big number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in several provinces

Oct 12, 2013 – Damascus, (SANA-H.Zain/ Mazen/ F.Allafi) – The Syrian army on Saturday continued its national operations against the armed terrorist groups in a number of cities, killing scores of terrorists, injuring many others and destroying their criminal equipment.

Army eliminates terrorists, destroys weapons in Damascus countryside

Units of the army eliminated members of armed terrorist groups in a series of operations in al-Qaboun, Barzeh and several other villages in Damascus countryside.

An official source told SANA reporter that the army units continued operations in al-Qaboun and Barzeh and eliminated a number of terrorists and destroyed their weapons and ammunition while 6 terrorists were killed in Jobar.

The source added that three explosive devices were dismantled weighing 15 to 25 kgs each near Zamalka.

In Hijira town, the army destroyed terrorist dens and eliminated many terrorists, according to the source.

In al-Bweida, army units continued advancement and eliminated several terrorists and destroyed their weapons and ammunition.

A military source said that units of the armed forces reopened Hama-Khanaser-Aleppo highway and regained full control over more than 40 villages  in the area.

the source said that villages which were recaptured included Tal al-Hammam, Tal Bsis, Abu al-Kurouz Mount, Tal Khanaser, Tal al-Kerbatieh and Tal al-Zarour.

The source added that 23 terrorists’ dens were razed to the ground between Khanaser and Sfira belonging to more than 14 brigades and 4 battalions to the so-called”Ahfad al-Rasoul”, “Sukour al-Sahra”, “Liwa al-Tawhid”, “Liwa al-Aqsa”, “Ghuraba al-Sham”, “Shuhada al-Aqsa”.

The army units destroyed the terrorists’ trenches and barricades, some of about 5 km length and seized huge amounts of weapons and heavy tools, a mortar, rochet launchers, anti-tanks pads.

The army also dismantled more than 600 anti-tanks mines and 1500 explosive devices.

Army targets terrorists’ gatherings in Idleb 

Units of the armed forces targeted terrorists’ gatherings in Bezabour, Um Jern, Mare’yan, al-Rami and  Kfer Shlaya in Idleb countryside, killing a number of terrorists and injuring others.

A military source told SANA that units of the armed forces killed and injured a number of terrorists and destroyed their weapons in Darkoush, Zarzour, al-Jamilieh, al-Kastan  and Kansafra in Jisr al-Shughour countryside.

An armed unit killed all members of an armed terrorist group in Ma’kram village.

A number of terrorists were killed and others were injured in a clash between the armed terrorist groups in Wadi al-Daif and al-Hamidieh area.

Terrorists Abdel-Aziz Mohammad al-Khadijeh, Mohammad al-Hamad al-Hussein, Abdul Mun’em Ahmad al-Yousef and Wael Ramadan al-Sattouf were identified among the dead.

Army regains full control over Talfita village, kills a number of terrorists

Units of the armed forces in cooperation with the citizens, regained full control over the village of Talfita and the mounts surrounding it in Damascus countryside.

A military source told SANA that units of the armed forces killed a big number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and destroyed their weapons and tools.

Units of the armed forces targeted Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists’ gatherings in al-Frulok forests reserve in Lattakia countryside, killing big numbers of terrorists, injuring others and destroying a care loaded with weapons and ammunition.

A military source told SANA that among the dead were terrorists Omar Berro, the leader of one of the armed terrorist groups, Khaled al-Jran, Yousef Arna’out, Melad Hmaik, Abdul-Karim Malla Hassan, Ibrahim Kerdaghli, Mohammad Omar Darwish and Fayez Malla Omar.

Army kills a number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Hasaka countryside

Units of the armed forces killed a number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and destroyed their weapons in Hasaka countryside.

An official source told SANA reporter that a unit of the armed forces killed 4 terrorists and injured others in al-Dashisheh village in Hasaka countryside.

The source added that another army unit destroyed terrorists’ gathering in al-Madajen area .

Armed forces kill terrorists in Damascus Countryside

A military source said that an army unit killed a number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and destroyed weapons and ammunition cache.

The armed forces destroyed a number of the terrorists’ cars in al-Saqa farms in al-Nabek area in Damascus countryside.

The source told SANA that another army unit killed an armed terrorist group and destroyed its criminal tools.

Hundreds of Talbiseh town protest against armed terrorist groups

Hundreds of people of Talbiseh town in Homs countryside protested in condemnation of the practices of the armed terrorist groups, calling for dismissing them out of the town.

The terrorists responded to the demands of the protesters through gunfire causing the injury of a number of protesters.

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Confirmed: armed groups committed crimes against humanity in Lattakia

Human Rights Watch (HRW) described the crimes committed by the armed terrorist groups against villagers in the northern countryside of Lattakia in early August, which claimed many civilians, mostly women and children, as crimes against humanity.

The AFP quoted Joe Stork, Deputy Director for Middle East and North Africa at the HRW as saying “These abuses were not the actions of rogue fighters…This operation was a coordinated, planned attack on the civilian population.”

A 105-page report of the HRW issued Friday reviewed the crimes against the villages perpetrated by the “armed opposition” based on an investigation conducted during a visit to the area in which 35 witnesses were interviewed.

“The evidence strongly suggests that the killings, hostage taking, and other abuses committed by opposition forces on and after August 4 rise to the level of crimes against humanity,” the report said.

Human Rights Watch said at least 67 slain by the armed groups were killed at close range or while trying to flee.

“Eight survivors and witnesses described how opposition forces executed residents and opened fire on civilians, sometimes killing or attempting to kill entire families who were either in their homes unarmed or fleeing from the attack, and at other times killing adult male family members, and holding the female relatives and children hostage,” the report added.

HRW said about 20 opposition groups took part in the crimes and that five were involved in the attacks on civilians – Jabhat al-Nusra, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), both affiliated to al-Qaeda, Jaysh al-Muhajirin wa al-Ansar, Ahrar al-Sham and Suqour al-Izz.

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