Syrian Arab army restores stability and security to 72 areas and kills hundreds of terrorists in October


PROVINCES,(ST)_ Foreign-backed Terrorist groups sheltering in the northern and eastern sides of Damascus countryside and in Homs, Aleppo and Idlib provinces were the main target of Thursday-operations which led to the destruction of  a chunk of arms and elimination of dozens of terrorists, according to the official news agency.  

The agency said that the armed forces targeted terrorists' hideouts and weapons in Barzeh suburb, the eastern Ghouta and in northern Damascus countryside.

It noted that a bomb-making factory was destroyed to the north-west of Yabroud area and an arms dump was pounded in the western farms of Jyroud in al-Qalamon area. 

Besides destruction of weapons, it was reported that at least 20 terrorists were killed and 50 others injured in a tailored operation in al-Nashabeyeh area.

More terrorists were eliminated in several areas in Aleppo, Homs and Idlib provinces when the armed forces raided their hideouts and groupings.

On the other hand, the competent authorities stormed a hideout of terrorists on Aleppo-Hama road and confiscated weapons containing- rifles, grenades, rockets, explosive devices and a big quantity of explosives.

Main achievements 

The main achievements of the Syrian army in the 'swift and accurate' operations launched this month nationwide could be summarized by restoring stability and security to 72 areas, including strategic sites, in five provinces and eliminating hundreds of terrorists and further making progress in hunting down terrorists on several axes, mainly in al-Moadameyeh and Barzeh areas  outside Damascus province. 

The operations also led to pave the way for further advance in the ongoing battles in al-Qalamon area, the eastern Ghouta and southern countryside of Damascus and to inflict heavy losses upon terrorists in weapons.


The terrorists, during this period, had escalated their attacks against citizens across the country through infiltrating into safe areas, firing shells and rockets on residential ones and blasting car bombs.

Today, they sneaked into towns of al-Jes'a and Tal Majdal outside al-Qameshli province where they killed many locals and burnt several homes.

The locals of the towns clashed with terrorists and flushed out them from there.

Another terrorist attack happened outside Damascus as terrorists fired shells on Jaramana and al-Dwel'a suburbs, killing 2citizens and leaving 27 others wounded. 

Terrorists kill 108, wound 456 in a month

In October, at least 108 citizens were martyred and 456 others wounded in tens of mortar attacks and 8 car bombings nationwide, according to number of casualties reported daily by the official news agency.

Basma Qaddour 

Al-Hamwi: Occupation Authorities' Report to Human Rights Council Includes Lies

 GENEVA- Syria has stressed that the report presented yesterday to the Human Rights Council by the authorities of the Israeli occupation included lies and false news aiming to improve the occupation authorities' dark image before the world.

During a session to discuss the Israeli report, Syria's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Faisal al-Hamwi said that "this report is presented by one of the most terrorist entities in the world". He reminded the conferees of Israel's aggressive history, its hostile acts against Arab countries, its brutality against the Palestinian people and its blatant violations of international obligations.

Al-Hamwi urged the occupation authorities to fully cooperate with the United Nations and to immediately and unconditionally allow the fact finding committee in charge of investigation the Israeli inhuman activities to visit the occupied Syrian Golan. He also urged them to stop placing obstacles before the Syrian citizens who want to visit their relatives in the motherland, Syria.

In addition, al-Hamwi called on the Israeli authorities to respect the cultural identity of the Syrian citizens in the occupied Golan, to respect their duties as an occupying authority by preserving the natural and environmental resources of Golan, to release all the Arab prisoners, including the Syrians, and to treat captives in accordance with human international law. 

H. Mustafa   

Syrian Arab army strikes sites of terrorists outside Damascus, eliminates al-Nusra Front Emir in Der Ezzour province


PROVINCES,(ST)_Fighting has renewed in several areas in Aleppo province amid reports of starting an operation against terrorists' sites in two flashpoint areas in southern Damascus countryside and eliminating the emir of al-Nusra front in Der Ezzour province.

The renewed fighting, which broke out between the Syrian army and the 'opposition gunmen', took place today on the outskirts of Hanano barrack and Bestan al-Qasr quarters in Aleppo province, according to the Beirut-based al-Mayadeen TV channel.

  No details were reported about the result of the fighting.

On the other hand, the TV channel said that the Syrian army started launching strikes against 'opposition gunmen' sites in towns of Ghazaleh and Sbeneh near al-Sayedeh Zainab area in southern Damascus countryside.

The new military operation comes few weeks after the armed forces imposed control over al-Hseneyeh and al-Dyabeyeh areas in the same direction.

It coincided with clashes in quarters of al-Hammadin and al-Mansheyeh and in surrounding of the old customs area and school of '7 April' in southern Daraa province.

According to Alikhbaria al-Soreyeh TV channel, many terrorists, including non-Syrians, were mowed down there.

More terrorists were eliminated in the unrelenting fighting in al-Hweqa and al-Reshdeyeh quarters in Der Ezzour province.

Al-Nusra front emir in al-Reshdeyeh quarter, who is also founder and ringleader of 'Al-fatihon from the Levant'' brigade, was among the dead, Alikhbaria al-Soreyeh confirmed.

Massacre in Homs

In a separate incident, the Syrian TV channel said that an armed terrorist group killed many locals of al-Shlouh town outside Tal Kalkh area in central Homs province and destroyed several homes in an attack on the town.

Another terrorist attack happened in the capital [Damascus] when shells landed on Baghdad Street leaving casualties.

 At least 8 citizens were wounded by the mortar attack, according to the state-run TV channel.

B. Qaddour  

President Al-Assad to Brahimi: Only the Syrians Have the Right to Draw Up Syria's Future


DAMASCUS, (ST) - President Bashar al-Assad has affirmed that the success of any political solution must be associated with halting the support provided to terrorist groups and with pressuring the countries which sponsor theses groups, facilitate the entry of terrorists and mercenaries into Syria and supply them with arms, money and logistic aid.

 President Al-Assad was speaking to the UN Syria Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi during a meeting on Wednesday. He was briefed by Brahimi on the results of his tour in a number of countries in the region within the framework of the ongoing preparations to hold the International Conference on Syria in Geneva.

"Halting support for terrorists and pressuring terrorism-sponsoring countries are major steps to create a suitable environment for dialogue," said President Al-Assad.

He reiterated that the Syrian people are the only party which has the right to draw up Syria's future and that any solution to be attained or agreed on must enjoy the acceptance of the Syrians and must embody their aspirations away from any form of foreign interference.

For his part, Brahimi said that the efforts exerted to hold Geneva 2 conference focus on how to provide the opportunity for the Syrians themselves to meet, talk and agree on solving the crisis as soon as possible and to draw an image of Syria's future.

The meeting was attended by Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem, Presidential Political and Media Advisor Bouthaina Shaaban, and Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Faisal Mikdad. 

H. Mustafa         

Syrian Arab army mows down 20 terrorists in checkpoint attack, repels infiltration bid into Abo al-Dohor airbase


PROVINCES,(ST)_While units of the armed forces eliminate 38 terrorists in Hama and Aleppo provinces, several gunmen in al-Moaddameyeh area outside Damascus have surrendered their weapons and joined citizens in new evacuation process, according to media reports.

The official news agency reported today that at least 20 terrorists were mowed down in a clash that raged between an army unit and an armed terrorist group which tried to attack a checkpoint at the entry of Morek in northern Hama countryside.

A military source clarified that most of the terrorists killed in the clash were of Kuwaiti and Egyptian nationalities.

Other 18 terrorists were reportedly killed and 4 weapons-laden cars were destroyed in the surrounding of Aleppo central prison where military operations continued against foreign-backed terrorist groups.

The terrorist groups lost more weapons including rocket launchers and mortars in operations conducted on alNaqqarin-AlKastillo road in Aleppo province and in Duma and farms of Htaitet al-Terkman in Damascus countryside.

There were also a series of tailored operations in towns of Andan, Erbid, al-Jadedeh, Kweris outside Aleppo province and in al-Qalamon area outside Damascus as well as in suburbs of al-Qabon, Barzeh, and Jobar, just few kilometers to the north-east of the capital [Damascus].

Western Ghouta

An unknown number of terrorists died in the operations launched in the said areas and in Darayya city, around 10 km to the south-west of Damascus, where the armed forces hunted down terrorist groups on several axes.

The ringleader of the so-called military council in Darayya was injured, an official source said.

In another development, the Beirut-based al-Mayadeen TV channel said that several gunmen in al-Moaddameyeh area, around 5 km to the west of Darayya city, surrendered their weapons and joined citizens in a new evacuation process.


Moving 160 km to the north Damascus, precisely in central Homs province, the armed warded off terrorists' attack on al-Raqqa town near al-Waer quarter and wiped out terrorist groupings in quarters of al-Waer, al-Qarabis, al-Warsheh, al-Qosor and Joret al-Shayyah as well as in towns of al-Dar al-Kabira, Kesin, al-Ghasebeyeh, and Ein Hsien.

The same province (Homs) witnessed rocket and mortar attacks on alley of al-Mohajerin and al-Ber hospital in al-Waer quarter.

The rockets and shells, fired by terrorists, caused material damages at the scene. No casualties were reported.


Back to results of today's operations in other provinces, the Syrian TV channel confirmed the death of many terrorists when the armed forces obliterated hideouts in more than 30 areas in Idlib and Daraa provinces.

The TV channel added that the armed forces thwarted terrorists' bid to sneak into Abo al-Dohor airbase- outside Idlib province- from northern, eastern and southern sides.

Meanwhile, Alikhbaria al-Soreyeh TV channel cited clashes in al-Jbeleh and al-Reshdeyeh areas in Der Ezzour province where at least 11 terrorists were eliminated.    

B. Qaddour

Al-Attar: intellectuals play pivotal role in confronting aggression on Syria

Damascus (ST)-Vice-President Najah al-Attar has highlighted the deep historical, cultural and human ties with the Iranian resistant people, underlining the role played by the intellectuals and writers in confronting aggression on Syria that targets the axis of steadfastness and resistance. 

Meeting the delegation of Iranian intellectuals who participated in a conference on "The Intellectuals' Role in Consolidating the Syrian People's Steadfastness", al-Attar hailed the Syrian and Iranian intellectuals who mobilized all their capabilities to convey the real image of what is going on in Syria within the framework of confronting the media front involved in the bloodshed of the Syrian people and targeting the Arab and Islamic culture as well as spreading moral disintegration. 

Al-Attar referred to the practices of the terrorist groups backed by foreign mercenaries in destroying civil sites, including churches, mosques, universities, schools and the residential areas.  

The Vice-President reviewed the great achievements made by the Syrian army in defense of the homeland, affirming that the intellectuals and writers who carry a sublime message are defending Syria because of the cultural values it embodies.

``The Arab League is part of the conspiracy hatched against Syria, but it has failed, thanks to the great unity of the Syrian people, army and leadership``, al-Attar said, reiterating that Syria has refused abandoning its relations with Iran and stop supporting resistance.

In return,  members of the Iranian delegation stressed that the conference was rich in terms of the proposals and views raised, pointing out that the Syrians' steadfastness has added new meanings to the concept of resistance in the face of the worst of wars carried out by extremists of various inclinations.

I. Abdulkareem.

President Al-Assad issues decree No.701

DAMASCUS, (ST) - President Bashar Al-Assad on Tuesday issued legislative decree no. 701 for 2013.

The decree provides for  granting a general amnesty for crimes committed before 29/10/2013.

The decree also grants general amnesty from punitive measures for violations of the military service laws, including deserters inside and outside Syria if they rejoin the service.

However, the amnesty doesn't cover deserters who are evading the law unless they turn themselves in within 30 days if they are in Syria and within 90 days if they are abroad.