Breaking News

A Repentant: Terrorists Kill in the Name of Religion




DAMASCUS, (ST)_ The  terrorist groups are killing innocent people, steal  and burn them, under the name of religion and Islam; they are just groups of thieves and murderers , said  Ahmad Salah al-Saleh, one of the repentant, who was with terrorist groups.

 In statements to the Syrian TV channel on Thursday evening,  al-Saleh who is from al-Bazaa village in rural Aleppo  said: he was forced by all pressures on him and his family to join the so called " Free Army"  and to take part in acts of theft, looting and killing civilians and leaving them homeless.

He added that terrorists used  the Koranic verses to hide their evil nature noting :" We tie our heads with patches bearing   Koranic verses and the words "There is no god but Allah," while stealing people and torturing them.

He added that he was  with  (Saifullah Maslool)  battalion of  Lewa al-Tawheed  which included Sheikhs  from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and Chechnya , and that they are paid  in US $ which arrived from Qatar and Saudi Arabia. He added that a sum of USD 150 was set for every person; but they only gave us 11200 Syrian pounds and steal the rest of the money.

Al-Saleh who finally could escape the terrorists and surrender himself to the Syrian Army advised every person in the  so called " free army" to " surrender

and to give himself up and return to his homeland, his family and  army , which is composed of our brothers." 

Syria Times





One Journalist Assassinated, More Terrorists Killed




GOVERNORATES,(ST)_ A  number of  terrorist groups leaders in Sheikh Suleiman area  in Daret Ezza were exterminated by the armed forces on Thursday,  including Mahmoud Mohammed Ghanam and Alaa Abdul Rahman with full members of their groups, according to an official source.

Three cars loaded with weapons, ammunition and terrorists were destroyed at Tishreen  dam southeast Manbej , and other four cars loaded with weapons, ammunition and terrorists   were also destroyed on Izaz -Mare ` road .

Six vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition, manned by terrorists were destroyed in Handarat, Tel Rahal in rural Aleppo.

In Kafr Naha the armed forces attacked a gathering for terrorists and destroyed the headquarters of terrorist groups leaders in  Qubtan al-Jabal resulted in  killing eight terrorists and wounding nine others who belong to al-Qaeda affiliated  " al-Nusra Front".

 In the city of Aleppo, the armed forces killed or wounded scores of terrorists and destroyed their shelters and weapons- loaded cars, in  al-Neirab, Jibrain, Dawwar al-Helwaney, Saad Allah al-Jaberi  and al-Shaar areas.

Meantime, one terrorist group on Thursday assassinated journalist Bassel Tawfiq Youssef who worked for the Syrian TV in al-Tadamun quarter in Damascus

The journalist was born in 1971 and was a programmer in the Syrian Arab TV.

One old woman was wounded and huge material damage was caused in one apartment when terrorists on Thursday fired three mortar shelling in al-Mazze residential quarters  near al-Akram mosque, an official source reported to SANA.

The source added that one mortar shelling hit " Abdul Rahman al-Safarjalani" basic education school   in Mazze  and only material losses were reported.

In a statement, upon inspecting the school, the minister of education Dr. Hazwan al-Wazz said that "these terrorist acts aimed at destabilizing the security of citizens to prevent them from sending their children to school," stressing that "these criminal acts will not undermine the will of workers in the educational sector from performing their responsibilities to ensure the continuation of the educational process in all provinces."

One civilian was seriously wounded when an explosive device  went off in a sedan car implanted by terrorists  in Barzeh residential area. Material losses were reported.

Several terrorists were killed when the armed forces attacked their hidings in the old quarters in Homs, including two Saudis: Atwan al-Anzi and Shaman Abdul Aziz al-Shummari and two Lebanese: Amer al-Khaled and Faraj  Maqdisi.

In Deir ezz Zour the armed forces exterminated several terrorists in the public road near Ziad hotel and  al-Jubeilah quarters including  Hussein al-Ali and a leader of one terrorist group called Abu Assad eddine.

Other killed terrorists were Muhammad al-Shibli and Abd Jasem al-Majoul  to the east of al-Rawda mosque, Bashar Antar al-Saleh and Ahmad Ragheb al-Jarad.

In Hassaka, terrorists destroyed a major communications cable center in the city when they attacked the center from two sides which led to the obstruction of 1800 telephone line.

In rural Hassaka, one terrorist was killed,   when a bomb he tried to implant went off  in a crowded area in al-Shaddadi town . 


Syria Times




Al-Halqi commended Syrian media’s role in uncovering reality of events

  DAMASCUS(ST)-The Syrian media has spared no effort to uncover the conspiracy hatched against Syria and confront the vicious and misleading  anti-Syria media campaign which has been accompanied by foreign-backed terrorist acts perpetrated by armed terrorist groups and mercenaries, said Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi.

During a meeting Thursday with Chairman of the National Media Council Taleb Qadi Ameen and the Council’s members, al-Halqi commended the role played by the Syrian media in revealing the reality of events in Syria, stressing that what has been presented in the national media constitutes political and legal documents implicating the enemies of the homeland and providing citizens with the reality of vents with complete credibility, transparency and professionalism.

Al-Halqi affirmed the important role played by the Council in drawing up and supervising the strategic plans of the national media and in setting up necessary mechanisms to develop its performance, underlying the necessity of integration between the Council and the Information Ministry as to enhance media performance in accordance with the standards of media professionalism, credibility, transparency and national responsibility to serve people’s aspirations.

The Council’s basic needs to reactivate its performance was also discussed during the meeting.

Al-Halqi also presented an all-out economic review on the Syrian economy’s ability to confront the current challenges, reiterating that the government’s attention is currently focusing on providing citizens with their basic needs including food , consuming stuff and fuel and on ensuring requirements of development to all sectors.

Hamda Mustafa  

More Terrorists Killed




GOVERNORATES, (ST) - The armed forces on Thursday continued extermination of terrorist groups in qualitative operations during which scores of terrorists were killed in Damascus countryside, whereas Dawaar Allermoun  in Aleppo was purged  from armed terrorist groups.

 Several terrorists were killed or wounded in al-Zeyabeh town including several terrorists of non Syrian nationality: Muhammad Faheed, known as Ahmad of the Jordanian nationality.

 Other terrorists were killed or wounded while many others were arrested in qualitative operation carried out by the armed forces in Ein Tarma valley and the outskirts of Darayya city. Among the killed terrorists was Ayman Fa'oura, whereas leader if one terrorist group known as " al-Hout" was wounded .

 In Homs, several terrorists were killed in clashes with the armed forces on Wednesday evening  in Jouret al-Sheyyah  and Bab Houd areas where great losses were inflicted in  the ranks of the terrorists  and many of them were arrested .

Syria Times.




Freedom won't be realized through killing others,says Mufti

LATTAKIA, ٍإ LATTAKIA(ST)-Syria's Grand Mufti, Ahmad Badr al-Din Hassoun has called on the Syrian people to adhere to national unity and cohesion to combat the Takfiri methodology .

"The Syrian people are paying the price of their rejection of a plot to divide their country and shift it to a new Somalia or Benghazi where the brother kills his brother.. Each mosque and church has big responsibility to bury the seditions," the Mufti said during a meeting with a number of scholars and clergymen in Lattakia.

Hassoun addressed  religious institutions ,based in Syria, to convince  those who were misled to quit violence ..

Later, the Mufti honored 52 families of the martyrs in Lattakia, underlying  that the Syrians throughout history were not intimidated by occupiers as they didn't allow anyone to desecrate their land.

"Freedom won't be realized through killing others, but through keeping the homeland, dignity," the Mufti said, calling the bearers of weapons to return to the right path.


Terrorists massacred nine citizens of two families




GOVERNORATES,(ST)_ The armed forces on Tuesday  killed or wounded scores of terrorists and  destroyed about 14 cars , provided with machine guns, heavy, medium , used mostly for transporting weapons and ammunition to terrorists, in Daret Ezza near al-Beitroun and al-Mshabak palace and to the east of al-Sheikh Suleiman village .

In other qualitative operations, the armed forces targeted terrorists in Handarat near Amrit  center  and destroyed two centers for terrorists in al-Zerbeh village. Four headquarters for terrorists were also destroyed.

A number of vehicles equipped with machine guns and two vehicles carrying weapons and ammunition , and  6 cars loaded with weapons, ammunition , for transporting terrorists on Mare -`Izaz axis were also destroyed.

One terrorist group on Tuesday massacred two families of nine persons in al-Merjeh quarters in Aleppo and filmed the crime so as to be broadcast on TV channels partners in shedding the blood of the Syrian, to accuse the Syria army of the crime.

Members of the terrorist group led by terrorist Suleiman al-Hamadeyeh,  nicknamed "Abu Sheikh al-Saffah" stormed the house  of Abdul Rahman Jleilati and opened fire  on him and all members of his family:  Two sons and wife, SANA quoted  an official source as saying.

The source added that the terrorists killed  Abdul Majeed Jleilati, his three children and wife after storming into his house. Eye witnesses from the neighborhood said the terrorists filmed their crime and the damages they caused in the house.

Meantime, Several terrorists were killed and their weapons were confiscated following clashes with the armed forces  in al-Ameen street of al-Tadamun quarters, where the army engineering units dismantled two 25 Kg  and 40 Kg explosives implanted  by terrorists near the police section.

In rural Damascus, the armed forces eliminated all members of an armed groups that was terrifying people , including  the group leader Zaher al-Marjeh, the most dangerous terrorist in the area.

Other terrorists were exterminated near al-Abbas mosque in al-Zeyabeh, including  terrorist group leader, known as al-Jazzar ( Butcher) , one  terrorist of a Libyan nationality , Yassin al-refai, Khaled al-refai, Ateyah al-Noeimi, Ali al-Homsi and Muhammad Baker.

Several terrorists were also killed over differences between two terrorist groups in al-Zebaneyeh over sharing thefts looted  from several neighborhoods in Sayeda Zeinab area .

 The armed forces also eliminated tens of terrorists in the orchards of East Dareya and confiscated weapons and ammunition they used in their attacks and crimes, according to official source, which added that a tunnel was discovered in the area used by terrorists for transport and storage of weapons and ammunition.

In Idleb, five terrorists were arrested, while other terrorists fled to neighboring farms and orchards, when the armed forces attacked their gathering at the entrance of the city, according to an official source.

The source added that terrorists detonated on Tuesday an explosive device near Andani fuel station. One woman and a young man were wounded.

Meantime, competent authorities on Tuesday foiled an attempt to blow an explosive device weighing 30 kg planted by terrorists on the southern entrance to the city on the road to Areiha.

In Deir Ezz Zour, dozens of terrorists were killed during clashes with the armed forces in al-Sheikh Yassin area, including terrorist Molhem al-Hussein .

In Hassaka, the armed forces foiled terrorists attempt to detonate an explosive device in al- Jawadah neighborhoods, while one citizen was killed and another wounded when terrorists fired mortar shells at Kafer Abd village in the rural Homs.

Syria Times




Minister Haidar: Dialogue is the Only Outlet to Solve the Crisis in Syria




DAMASCUS,(ST)_ "Dialogue is the only outlet to resolve the crisis in Syria," said the Minister of  State for National Reconciliation Dr.  Ali Haidar.

" All proposed foreign plans and initiatives for  solving the crisis in Syria to stop the violence through  political means were but a pure Syrian vision  since the early days of the crisis," Haidar added in an interview with the Syrian TV on Tuesday evening.

He indicated that the Syrian national dialogue conference held in Tehran over the past two days was a firm step in the right direction that enjoys a solid ground because the ideas and visions have become clear to everyone . A matter which will enable many to build on these visions and ideas in the coming days."

He pointed out that the crisis in Syria has left its adverse impact on all aspects of the daily life of the Syrian citizen, particularly in the areas of education, culture, media and health.

Minister Haider said that the Syrian society is not going to a civil war in spite of all what is happening in Syria, which is a scarecrow, set before the Syrian people and not a reality on the ground, noting that there are some  practices of sectarian nature occuring either by the   stupidity factor or the conspiracy factor, seeking to drag Syria to a sectarian  conflict scene .

He explained that Tehran conference rejected all forms of war and intervention in Syria, pointing to the existence of external indirect military and security    interference and political and media incubator provided for the war waged against Syria by certain Arab countries, including Qatar and Saudi Arabia, as spearheads of the American project in the region .

Minister Haider stressed the need to provide all  support for resistance forces  in Gaza, who represent all the Palestinian people.


T. Fateh