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More Terrorists Eliminated, their Weapons Destroyed




GOVERNORATES,(ST)_ In a series of qualitative operations , the army forces on Tuesday restored normal movement to the outer road to Aleppo International Airport after eliminating  mercenary terrorists who obstructed the movement of citizens towards the airport from of al-Ramouseh area side, according to an official said, which added  that scores of terrorists and their  shelters and weapons were  exterminated, during the operation.

Wajih Abdul al-Dayem school  in Bustan al-Bacha area in Aleppo was cleaned from terrorists , most of them   of Turkish and foreign nationalities, whereas scores of terrorists were left killed or wounded in al-Zahrawi, al-Khabeyah and al-Bandara markets   and al-Sijn street in the old quarters of  Aleppo city.

Meantime,  hundreds of people staged  the main streets of al-Maadi area in the city demanding the expulsion of the terrorist groups  from their area, over targeting  citizens , service institutions, bakeries , telephone and electricity networks and infrastructure. 

Within its national mission to clean Aleppo and its  countryside from al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists , the  armed forces  destroyed  terrorists gatherings  in al-Meselmieh, Favin,  and Babnis areas.

The armed forces  also destroyed 12 vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition  at al-Bab- Deir Hafer axis , 8 cars  on Tadef-Sharba road and 14 cars at Tell-Rifaat Favin axis.

Terrorists gatherings in tell al-Zarazeer, Bedeen, al-Shaar and Allirmoun in the city of Aleppo  were attacked  and the attacks resulted  in killing or wounding  scores of them and the destruction of their machine-gun fitted  vehicles.

Four snipers who targeted  citizens  were eliminated near the international school at the entrance of Aqraba following clashes with the armed forces, whereas all members of one terrorist group were eliminated near Abu Bakr al-Saddiq mosque  in the same area.

 In Daraya, several snipers were exterminated in al-Zeitoun quarters following clashes with the armed forces. These included Alaa Zeyada, Muhammad al-Nakkash, Muhammad Nour and Marwan Khreibeh.

Another army unit killed  several al-Nusra front terrorists in al-Zeyabeyah, including  Omar Ghabathi of the Libyan nationality and other terrorists: Omar Shtewi, Ibrahim Kharfoush and Ghusab al-Abdullah.

In another qualitative operation in Shabaa , terrorists  Muhammad Mousa and Zakaraya al-Buqaii were killed.

All members of one terrorist groups were exterminated while they were  booby trapping a car in al-Qadam quarters in Damascus .

In a qualitative operation , the armed forces  attacked terrorists groups hidings  in Talbeisah,  and al-Warsha quarters and the attacks resulted  in the destruction of 4 cars fitted with heavy machine guns , one mortar and a factory for processing  explosives.

The operation also resulted in  the elimination  of scores of the most dangerous terrorists  including: Awad al-Siddiq, Sattam Dalla, Aed al-amwi,Dhahin al-Hafyan nicknamed as al-Satour and Yazid Marwan known as al-Aqrab.

All members of one terrorist group were killed or wounded in Telbieseh, including Ali Hourani, Mahmoud al-Daher and Mustafa al-Khatib, while terrorist Muhamad Abbara was killed  in al-Warsha quarters in Homs.

Meantime, army units confronted  terrorists groups which attacked from  the Lebanese territories the borders guards stations  in Halat, Oyoun al-Shara and Wadi al-Dali in Telkalakh rural areas and left their members  killed or wounded.


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UNICEF praises Vaccination Campaign




The UNICEF has asserted that the national vaccination campaign against poliovirus and measles is being carried out well. The statistics showed that more than 630 children under five years old were vaccinated against poliovirus and more than 510 children ranging from 1 to 5 years old were vaccinated against measles since the beginning of the campaign on November 11.

Representative of UNICEF in Syria Josef Abdul Jalil expressed in a statement, his beliefs that the real number of the children who took the vaccination is more than the registered because the current circumstances in some areas prevent getting immediate data about the number of the children being vaccinated.

“The vaccination campaign is continuous in the health centers” Abdul Jalil pointed out, highlighting the role played by the TV. Covering, SMS and health courses are encouraging parents to bring their children to the vaccination centers.         

Director of the Children development program in the UNICEF in Syria Iman Bahnasi stated that the campaign faced extraordinary challenges relating to reaching the vaccination to some cities, but the courage drivers collect the vaccination in Damascus and then deliver them to the whole country.

“In addition to the poliovirus and measles vaccination, children over one year old also took a dose of A vitamin to reduce infecting with diseases resulting from diarrhea and severe respiratory infections”, Bahnasi added, pointing out that the organization offered 1.5 million dose of measles vaccination in addition to injection supplement, refrigeration tools, safety boxes and vaccination cards.

The campaign which is launched by the Ministry of Health in cooperation with UNIEF, World Health Organization, The Syrian Arab  Red Crescent in addition to many civil societies will last to the 13th of this month to include large number of children  and to prevent such kind of diseases which may result in death or permanent disability.


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President Al-Assad Underscores The Sound Islamic Orientation

 DAMASCUS,(ST)-President Bashar Al-Assad received on Tuesday the Islamic Education preachers of the Damascus and Damascus countryside's mosques ,high schools and Islamic institutions.

Topped the agenda of the meeting was the Islamic call and its bright horizon where H .E President Al-Assad underscored the necessity of the sound Islamic orientation, revealed by Almighty God, and basically based on sublime values which embodied by the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

President Al-Assad also highlighted the correlative relationship between Arabism and Islam which considered the most important pillars of our society.

For their part, preachers hailed the Syria's healthy atmosphere   that allows them to freely hold Islamic activities.

They also voiced appreciation to President Al-Assad on the pioneering experiment as regards (women call) that left a positive impact on women in the Syrian society.


Information Minister: US- Western Statements on Chemical Weapons Reflect their Inability on the Ground

Minister of Information Omran al-Zoubi said that the victories alleged by some mass media supporting the armed groups are "groundless and fake victories."

In an interview on the Lebanese al-Manar TV on Monday, Minister al-Zoubi said that there are clashes in certain areas in Damascus Countryside and attempts by the terrorist groups to achieve any kind of progress, adding that the life is normal in Damascus.

"Those terrorist groups are extremist Takfiri gangs, and when the US put Jabhat al-Nusra on the international terrorist lists, that is because of its realization to the nature of these groups." al-Zou'bi added.

Syria, Al Zou'bi pointed out, realizes well the nature of the confrontation to the aggressive project concerning its existence and Syria works hard to protect the government institutions and infrastructure.

"Carrying out terrorist acts in residential areas and bombings near mosques and schools aim at frightening people, confusing the security and military systems and alluding the public opinion, and these acts are part of media and military policy for those parties" the minister noted.

Al-Zoubi said that the motive behind the US-ُEuropean talk concerning the chemical weapons in Syria reflects their inability to achieve any real progress on the ground. Syria doesn't have any banned weapons, neither chemical nor nuclear and biological, adding that if Syria possesses such weapons, it will not use them for moral reasons."

"Such statements are very like to those raised against Iraq and other countries in a trial to accuse them and we don't ignore any possibility, including the Iraqi scenario. The world can't bear the consequences of such risk. The western countries should realize that Syria isn't a simple or easy country. Damascus has friends and there are regional and international balances."

Minister al-Zoubi added that there are intelligence agencies operating in Syria since the beginning of the crisis, embodied in the existence of advanced equipment and technologies among the terrorist groups and in high-tech sabotage acts committed by the terrorists.

"Talks on Syrian threats against Turkey is naïve and meaningless and Syria never threaten or interfere in any neighboring countries' affairs, he said

"Deployment of the Patriot missiles doesn't target Syria only, it is a part of radars and early warning systems established by the US with cooperation with the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan. These systems target Iran, Syria, Cyprus, Greece, Egypt and other countries," he added.

The Minister stressed that the US sat at the table with Russia when it realized that its project is collapsing, adding that " the dialogue between the two sides is positive if the talks are based on respecting the Syrian independency and the political legitimacy as long as the talks will lead to a political process based on supporting the national dialogue."

The goal of the  meeting between Deputy Russian Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov , and his American counterpart Wiliam Burnz in the presence of UN peace envoy,Lakhdar Ibrahimi was to exchange views and adhere what Geneva statement means truly and what the other say because the difference is very big.

Minister Al-Zoubi streesed the necessity to make the efforts of al Ibrahimi  a success on the base of Geneva statement and the initiative of the former UN envoy Kofi Annan, that are based on respecting national independence and not meddling in the countries' internal affairs.

Minister al-Zoubi said Russia's stance towards Syria is "firm, not contradicted, clear and frank" as it shows keenness on the interest of Syria state and people.

" Russia also rejects any foreign interference in Syria's internal affairs, mainly in a sovereign issue and calls for the necessity of unifying efforts to support a political process based on dialogue, the participation of all Syrian parties without exception and halting violence, " he added.

Minister al-Zoubi said that Doha coalition is a political gathering that has been already existed and reproduced and its members are the same who had formed Istanbul Council.

"The Syrian opposition abroad, including Doha coalition don't represent Syria's interest because it follows the course of violence, rejecting dialogue and adopting foreign agendas and mean that the opposition has no political project, he added.

The Minister confirmed that the formation of the so-called military councils for the armed groups will only lead to more violence, killing and destruction.

"Syria has well-documented information that confirm that Jabhat al-Nusra (al-Nusra Front) encompasses several armed groups with different names, stressing that putting the Front in its international list of terrorist gangs is not enough and doesn't reflect the US commitment to the UN Security Council's resolutions on combating terrorism," the minister said.

"Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government directly, openly and flagrantly violates its international obligations concerning cooperation in combating terrorism," Minister al-Zoubi said, calling on the international community and the UN to put pressure on all countries to commit to combating terrorism.

"It is regrettable to talk about the self-dissociation policy and at the same time dividing this policy with respect to options of all states and governments. Self-dissociation policy is not an option of the Lebanese government in terms of its ministers only, but is supposed to be the option of Lebanon as a whole because this government is the body who leads the Lebanese state," the minister added.

"Some leaders and figures in the Lebanese Future Party are responsible for smuggling weapons to the armed terrorist groups in Syria, recruiting fighters and financing these groups which violate the agreements signed between Syria and Lebanon on all levels and breach the rules of the international law and these violations are considered a crime according to the Lebanese and Syrian laws," the minister concluded


Parliament Speaker: Syria Continues Rehabilitation of Damages Made by Terrorists




 DAMASCUS,(ST)- Speaker of the Syrian Parliament, Muhammad Jihad al-Lahham  stressed Syria's continued  efforts to  restore security and stability to all areas and rehabilitation  of the infrastructure  ravaged by the  terrorist groups  which are financially and militarily backed by regional and Western  countries, especially Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the USA, adding  that  security and stability are the essential  incubator essential to achieve any development .

" Syria will never  tolerate the bloody  terrorism which affects  all Syrian social strata, regardless to their political affiliations,  and will work to root out its tools which have  intimidated and sabotaged the social safety network, which  Syria has been proud  of and  lived with  for centuries. " Dr al-Lahham added during the inauguration of  a workshop on " monitoring and evaluating  Population and development  issues , held in collaboration with the UNFPA .

He indicated the role played by the  Syrian Parliament in  drawing necessary plans and programs  to promote various aspects of  population development plans  in Syria in various facets, through enacting  appropriate legislation and the development of quality control and  evaluation  in the service of set objectives, especially  under exceptional circumstances experienced by Syria where various  developmental sectors are  obstructed  and hampered

" Population development is but an integral  part of the overall development  plan adopted by Syria in order to provide better living  opportunities for  the young  who are the common target  at the local  and international levels" the parliament speaker stressed, adding that the government will spare no effort to participate in the  reconstruction of  destroyed houses  and provide aid and material compensation for the vulnerable .


He stressed that Syrian people and leadership  will emerge from the crisis more determinant to build  future Syria that  ensures the rights of all its citizens and meets their  aspirations for a better tomorrow.

  "Damascus will remain the heart of Arabism , the entrance to history and the strength of resistance against colonialism, regardless to its  form, name and  various tools. "al-Lahham emphasized.

For his part, the UNFPA assistant representative  in Syria, Omar Ballan,  underlined the importance of the workshop in availing the  opportunity to get to know the  economic, educational and environmental conditions which have impacted   women's health, noting the role played  by the Syrian parliament in providing  special programs data  pertaining to  population , reproductive health and gender.

Worthy mentioning, the workshop in which participants from the  ministries of health and social affairs and labor, the  International planning and  cooperation commission and the  Syrian family Commission  are taking part,  falls in the course of  an action plan project to strengthen national capacities to integrate population ,  reproductive health and gender  issues in plans and programs set for 2012.


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Some 41 Repentants Surrender to Authorities




DAMASCUS COUNTRYSIDE ,(ST)_  The competent authorities have settled  the conditions of 41 persons from Damascus and from Damascus countryside , who surrendered themselves and weapons, pledging  not to prejudice the security of Syria in the future..

 Meantime, Armed forces units on Tuesday continued  chasing terrorists of  o al-Nusra front in Aqraba town in rural Damascus and left  4 snipers  of them killed and many others  wounded.

 In Aleppo countryside, army units fully cleaned  al-Kindi hospital from the armed terrorist groups.

 In Deir ezz zour, the armed forces killed four members of " Fouad Battalion" terrorist group, several terrorists of al-Mustafa group in al-Takaya street were killed or wounded, while all members  of the so-called  al-Qadeseyah battalion  were eliminated following clashes with the armed forces.

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Dozens of Terrorists Eliminated in Several Areas




Governorates,(ST)-Army units on Monday  continued combatting al-Qaeda linked  al-Nusra Front terrorists  in several areas and inflicted heavy losses on them.

Several terrorists were killed or wounded when army units  clashed  with a terrorist group which tried to assault Tishreen hospital in rural Damascus.

Some 45 terrorists  were killed opposite al-Khumeini hospital in al-Zeyabeh, including  terrorist known as Abu Ali Jawish, terrorist nicknamed as al-Arandas, Muhammad Safi, Abu al-Qasem al-Deirani, Hamada al-Masri, Hassan Shareida, Sameer Sudani, Anad Halloum and Nimer Elewi, according to an official source.

The source added  that 150 terrorists were wounded when attacked  by the armed forces  in their  hiding  in al-Hariri hospital in Yalda town.

A number of the most dangerous terrorists who were committing acts of looting people 's property  were exterminated in Duma . They included Ayman Kirdas, Muhammad Adenah, Hashem Seisan, Ahmad Basheer al-Trabishi , Zakaraya al-Buqa', Adnan Falah, Omar Nour eddine and  Khaled Arbash.

Terrorist Khaled al-Zeeb , leader of one terrorist group was killed, besides Mansour Mansour ,Yasser Ali Shukr, Alaa Sameer  al-Zoudeyah, Malik Adeeb Zeeb , and Muhammad Kheir Oyoun, were killed in a qualitative operation targeted al-Qaeda terrorists in Harran al-Awameed .

Ten terrorists were exterminated  in al-Sheikh  Mohey eddine quarters in Damascus , after the armed forces  broke into their shelter, SANA said, adding  that  the terrorists 's RPG launchers ,  machine guns and assault rifles were confiscated.

In Aleppo five terrorists were killed when a locally made rocket was blown while they were trying  to launch it  near al-Orouba  club in Bustan al-Bacha.

In the meantime, all members of a terrorist groups were killed while two vehicles fitted two Dushka  machine guns and two tractors loaded with a arms and ammunition were destroyed, when the  armed forces carried out a qualitative operation near al-Janoudeyah town in Jesr al-Shoghour in rural  Idleb 

A number of terrorists who were committing acts of murder, robbery and looting, were killed , in a qualitative operation carried out by the armed forces  in Salma town in Lattakia countryside.

In Deir Ezz zour , several al-Nusra group terrorists were killed or wounded in  Jubailah and Hamidiya and al-Hweiqah . Among  the killed terrorists were  Mahmoud Abdul Rahman al-Mshaweh, Muhammad Abdul Rahman al-Mutlaq of the Saudi nationality, Muhammad Ali Eyadah, Ibrahim Hassan al-Nemr, Ahmad Dawoud al-Rudeisat, Muhammad Ali Al-Abdullah an  Jalal Abdul Rahman al-Suleibi.

In Hama, the  engineering units dismantled 10 explosive devices planted by terrorists on al-Sqelbieh-Kafr Nabouda  road  in Hama countryside to target citizens and passers- by , SANA reported, adding that the  explosives weigh between 25 to 40 kg and were prepared to be  remotely detonated.


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