More Terrorists Killed Or Arrested

(GOVERNORATES)_ (ST) Syrian Armed Forces eliminated scores of terrorists and  their leaders and destroyed their  machine-gun equipped cars in  several areas of  the country Wednesday.

In Aleppo, the armed forces carried out a qualitative operation in Beidein ring-road, which resulted in the destruction of three cars equipped with machine guns and a stolen car manned by  terrorists.

Another qualitative operation was carried out in Alsakhur area against the terrorists headquarters, where a pickup with a  Dushka machine gun  as destroyed . Four terrorists, including a mercenary foreigner, were killed .

 In Damascus countryside, all members of a terrorist group in Jesrin  town, Eastern Ghouta  were killed , including terrorist  Mohammed Walid al-Nabki .  Dozens of terrorists  were also killed in al-Chefoneyah area, including the two terrorists Ahmad Khubeya and Khaled al-Deirani.

In Hama four terrorists were killed in an army successful operation on their car. Other three terrorists of the group were arrested in Masoud village, of Aqirbat area.

The  armed forces  also killed today dozens of terrorists during a clearing  operation  in al-Jabal and al-Safa areas in the city of Aleppo.

In al-Shaar ring-road of Aleppo, the Syrian Army forces  carried out a qualitative operation, which resulted  in  the liquidation  of tens of terrorists and destruction of  10 cars fitted with  Dushka machine guns and two  mortar-  missile mounted cars.

Meantime,  competent forces  killed all  terrorists manning a truck  heading from Damascus to Aleppo  and confiscated  Turkish- made quantities of  explosives , C-4 explosives, silver nitrate and sulfuric acid inside the car covered with foodstuffs  for camouflaging .

Also confiscated were communication devices, two sophisticated  satellite  broadcast equipments,  weapons stores and night binoculars.

One  terrorist was killed and 8 others wounded  in clashes between two groups  in al-Sukkari area,  following a disagreement on sharing materials they had stolen or looted.

Meantime, one armed terrorist group assassinated  a member of the Executive Bureau  of Damascus Governorate, Muhammad Ayman Taja,  in Rukn eddin area , in front of his house in Damascus.  

In  al- Qseir,  the armed forces destroyed  a rocket launcher installed by terrorists and killed several terrorists, including Mustafa Shamseini and  Abdul Kafi Ahmad al-Eter.

In Idleb ,  dozens of terrorists were killed or wounded in Bdama and al-al- Shagher towns in Jesr al-Chougour countryside.

Several  vehicles equipped with Dushka machine guns  were  destroyed and tens  of terrorists  eliminated  in Bseida town in Maaret al-Nu'man rural area.

 Meanwhile, the armed forces seized 3 plants for manufacturing explosives and gunpowder in a hideout for terrorists  in Maraaba, Daraa countryside, where  scores of terrorists were killed , including one terrorist  group leader Mahmoud al-Abboud.

In Deir al-Zour,  the armed forces exterminated on armed group near the national hospital in al-Rushdeyah area and destroyed  a field hospital for the terrorists  in al-Sheikh Yassin area.


Syria Times

Syria Would Soon Emerge Victorious out from the Crisis: al-Miqdad

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ Syria would soon emerge out from the crisis victorious, thanks to the efforts of the Syrian Arab Army and the popular rallying behind the army, and to the compass outlined by president Bashar Al-Assad through national dialogue, Dr. Fayssal al-Miqdad, Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister underlined.

In press statements, published by SANA Tuesday, Dr. al-Miqdad added the wise are those who oppose the killing of the Syrians and come to dialogue table, while those who call for NATO and foreign intervention against the Syrians are far away from Wisdom.

The Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister pointed out that the enemies of Syria seek but the dismemberment of the homeland, and the sedition of the people in the interest of Israel; " so that, they have been attempting to slaughter it- Syria- because it is the sole remaining base in the region and outside defending the rights, and opposing colonial and foreign agendas,'' said al-Miqdad.

Dr. al-Miqdad reiterated that the ongoing in Syria has nothing to do with 'reform demands', given the so-far achieved on the ground reforms and the ongoing tireless reform efforts by  president Bashar Al-Assad  to develop Syria, for which the enemies don't want peace.

'The Syrian diplomacy, based on morals and on the Syrians' attachment to their central causes, particularly the Palestinian Cause, would ever remain the genuine conscience defending sovereignty, independence and people freedom." concluded Dr. al-Miqdad.


M.A. Al-Ibrahim

Syria Waits for Results of al-Ibrahimi Tour

DAMASCUS_(ST)  Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Dr. Jihad  Maqdisi,  stressed that any  initiative to achieve success needs commitment of all parties involved.

 "The Syrian side  is waiting for  the UN Envoy Elakhdar al-Ibrahimi's coming into Syria as  to be briefed by him about the results  of his tour in the  countries he visited , including the countries  which  have  their influence on armed groups,'' Dr. Maqdisi said in a statement to SANA reporter Tuesday.

The Syrian official hoped that al-Ibrahimi would bring with him from these countries  what might lead to the success for any constructive initiative.

Maqdisi pointed out that  Syria earlier committed itself to Arab or to regional initiatives; but the initiatives were aborted by  the armed groups  and by the countries  which have influence upon them.


T. Fateh

Army Defensive Operations Continued

GOVERNORATES, (ST)- The hoers of the Syrian Arab Army continued Tuesday their defence operations against the foreign-backed armed terrorist in different parts of the country.

Tens of terrorists, some of them of Arab and foreign nationalities, were killed or wounded in Aleppo, Aleppo Countryside, Damascus Countryside, Edlib, Hama and Homs.

According to SANA, the Syrian Armed Forces operations inflicted heavy damage and big losses upon the terrorists, where tens of machine-guns equipped vehicles, armoured vehicles, stolen cars and ambulances were destroyed.

During the Army operations, big quantities of munitions, explosives, c-4 inflammable materials, grenades, and machineguns were confiscated.


M.A. Al-Ibrahim

Armenian Humanitarian Aircraft Lands in Aleppo

An Armenian aircraft carrying humanitarian aid for Syria has landed in the northwestern Syrian city of Aleppo, the Armenian Foreign Ministry said.

On Monday Air Armenia’s aircraft landed at Erzurum Airport in Turkey’s east to be searched by Turkish authorities. Ankara said it was a routine landing in line with reached agreements.

The Turkish authorities had granted permission for the flight over its territory on condition it was inspected at Erzurum. After that, the transport plane continued its flight onward to Aleppo.

Syria is home to a large Armenian diaspora community of around 80-100,000 people, of which 50-60,000 live in Aleppo.

The plane was carrying sunflower oil, jam, peas, caviar, rice, sugar, flour and macaroni, Turkish website Airporthaber said.

Relations between Armenia and Turkey have been tense over a number of issues, including the genocide of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in 1915-23 and Turkey’s attempts at its denial.

On October 10, Turkish F-16 fighter jets forced a Syrian A320 on a Moscow-Damascus flight to land at an airport in Turkey, after which it was searched for several hours. The Turkish authorities removed 12 boxes of cargo, which media reports quoted the authorities as saying contained electronic components for air defense radar systems.

Russia denied having sent any weapons or military equipment on that flight.

According to SANA, the humanitarian aid from Armenia were distributed to the needy as to sustain the damage inflicted by armed terrorist groups, not to mention the unjust sanctions imposed on the Syrians.

The Governor of Aleppo, Mohamad Wahid Aqad, welcomed the Armenian aid as a translation for the standing cooperation relations between Syria and Armenia and the friendly people of both countries.


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Decree to fill vacant parliamentary seats

 DAMASCUS, (ST)_President Bashar Al-Assad issued on Tuesday decree No.379 stipulating for setting the first Saturday of next  December as a date to hold legislative elections to fill vacant Parliamentary seats .

 This decree comes after the People's Assembly (PA) suspended on October 2012 the membership of Ikhlas Badawi and Ali al-Bash over going off the parliament institution and all state institutions and openly conspiring against the homeland and jeopardizing its civil peace.

 The PA decided unanimously to take legal action against the two suspended members.

 Besides these two vacant seats in Aleppo city, there are other three ones in the cities  of Hasaka, Idleb, and Hama.

These three seats became vacant as MP Saddam Jadaan al-Dandah ( from Hasaka) was appointed as Syria's Ambassador to Iraq on October 9, while the other two MPs; namely  Ghassan Qintari (from Idleb)and Nizar Mousa (from Hama) were appointed governors in Der Ezzour and Tartous  respectively.

The PA is elected every four years. It consists of 250 members according to Decree 113 for 2012, 172 of whom represent the workers and peasants sectors, while the other 123 MPs represent the rest of the sectors.



Al-Jaafari: UN Security Council Should Shoulder Responsibility

 NEW YORK- (ST)- Syria's Permanent Representative to the UN, Dr.  Bashar Al-Jaafari has urged the UN Security Council to shoulder its responsibility towards implementing its resolutions regarding the continuity of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and the Syrian Golan and regarding the Palestinian refugees issue.

 Al-Jaafari, in  Syria's statement on the Middle East situation during a UNSC session last night, called upon the Council to deal seriously with the continuation of the 45-year old Israeli occupation of the Syrian Golan, and implement the unanimously adopted international resolution No. (497) for 1981 which considered Israel's decision to annex the occupied Golan as null and void and as having no legal validity. He also urged the Council to implement other related resolutions.

 "The decades long UNSC refrain from claiming responsibility in this connection confirms that some of the Council's members adopt selective policies regarding the implementation of the resolutions, particularly when the issue is connected with Israel," al-Jaafari said, reiterating that representatives of the UN General Secretariat are more concerned than others in providing the Council with honestly updated information about the Israeli violations in the occupied Golan.

 Al-Jaafari added "Syria regularly informs the General Secretariat with such violations the "latest of which were  the increasing kidnapping crimes committed by Israeli occupation authorities against Syrian citizens within the Syria side of the ceasefire line, and Israel's wide-range military drills on the occupied Golan lands in a war-like measyre against Syria."

 Al-Jaafari: Those who allege cautiousness about Syrian people's rights must not ignore the right of the Syrian people to restore their occupied land

 Al-Jaafari asserted that those who allege, during the current crisis in Syria, that they care about the rights of the Syrian people, must not ignore this people's right to restore their occupied lands. They must not also ignore the suffering of the Syrians under occupation in Golan.

 "Those who claim care about the rights of the Syrian people, should not keep silent over Israel's incessant settlement building process in the occupied Golan and the building of a racist segregation wall in eastern Majdal Shams town. They shouldn't keep silent over Israel's refusal to hand over the mines map to concerned international organizations," al-Jaafari said, pointing out that the mines implanted by the Israeli occupation in Golan have claimed the lives of 726 Syrian citizens including 227 children, most recent cases of which took place early this month.

 The Syrian UN Envoy pointed out that the Palestinian people have been suffering for more than six decades because of the Israeli occupation inhuman practices, and they are still waiting to be given their slightest rights represented in establishing an independent sovereign state over their own lands.

 He remind the UNSC of the decades long ordeal of more than five million Palestinian refugees displaced from their homeland and whose lands and houses were confiscated. He also referred to the occupation authorities' settlement building campaigns and to the Israeli continued violations of human rights, International Law, and all international legal references as well as continued violations of moral and humanitarian standards in the occupied Arab territories.

 Israel still defies the international legitimacy by its intransigence and aggressive policies .

 Al-Jaafari said that Israel still defies international legitimacy by its  intransigence and aggressive policies, adding that it impedes any chance of achieving peace in the region, as it benefits  from the direct protection provided  by certain influential  states in the Security Council and  outside it too.

"In spite of all that, certain sides which claim being the International community  still raise questions in an attempt to grope its way in the Arab-Israeli conflict in a manner similar  to the attempts made in the Middle Ages to determine the sex of the angels. ", Al-Jaafari noted.

 He questioned : How many decades must pass on the Israeli occupation of the Arab territories so that  some would acknowledge the need take serious measures  to end this occupation , and how many innocent victims among  the Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese must fall to convince others  that there is a real tragedy that should end. How many settlements in the occupied Arab territories should be established and how  many apartheid walls should be built  in the occupied territories.  To what extent the sanctity of   Islamic and Christian holy sites must be violated to awaken the conscience of these same countries as to stop the Israeli perpetrated crime.

 Syria's representative to the UN referred to the reports filed by dozens of inquiries of the fact-finding missions to the Security Council and the General Assembly and the Human Rights Council and the United Nations specialized agencies throughout  decades and said, "Are these reports not sufficient to diagnose the size of  the Israeli aggression and terrorism against the  countries and peoples of the region ".

 Ambassador Al-Jaafari pointed out that there were  more than a one  thousand resolution adopted  by the  United Nations in  its various organs demanding an end to the Israeli occupation and condemn Israel 's  gross  violations  and systematic and aggressive practices, asserting that this should  be enough to embarrass those states and make them  abandon their  unlimited military, economic and political support to  Israel.

 Al-Jaafari added  that these  raised questions are addressed to the  countries supporting Israel, which  always claim  keenness  to implement  the provisions of international law , to fight terrorism , maintain the credibility of the United Nations, and  ensure respect for human rights .

 He expressed astonishment that the one who claims commitment to maintain the region 's stability and security, has turned a blind eye  to Israel's  continued threats  to regional and international peace and security through its continuous threats of war drums against  the countries of  the region and its frenzied quest to drag even its  allies into  this war. He  wondered  how can these  countries remain silent about Israel's acquisition of nuclear weapons while, it is still outside the  Nuclear non- proliferation treaty, pointing that Israel still refuses to confirm its  participation in the International Conference, due to take place after one  month as to clean  the Middle East  from all of mass destruction  weapons,  recalling Syria 's continuous commitment to establish such a  region.

 He added that this Syrian stand was  translated in Launching her initiative by the end of 2003 through its membership in the  UN Security Council to rid the region of all weapons of mass destruction, especially nuclear weapons. He explained that  the same countries which prevented the success  of the  Syrian initiative, are speaking now hypocritically  about the threat of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.

 Al-Jaafari cited the feverish attempts made by  some delegations in support  of the  continued Israeli occupation of  the Arab territories, asserting that these attempts also   provide to insert  other topics of discussion as to keep the Council's deliberations on this item apart from the  main objective for which the council  was established , namely  ending the Israeli occupation of the occupied Arab territories , based on UN Security Council  resolutions Nos. 242, 338 and 497.

 Al-Jaafari added  that Syria has much to refute all these allegations reported by the delegations of the  countries which spared no efforts to escalate the crisis in Syria and foil any peaceful solution for  this crisis, through violation of the International law and the  UN Charter , and interference in the internal affairs of Syria and  in an attempt to take the right  of the Syrian people  to determine their own future , choose their political system and to abort all bids to convene a national  comprehensive dialogue.

 Flagrant  foreign interference in Syrian affairs obstruct  efforts for national reconciliation

 Ambassador Al- Jaafari stressed  that flagrant  foreign intervention in Syria's  affairs is obstructing  efforts for  achieving national reconciliation and  national comprehensive dialogue, reiterating that the support provided by  these countries to undermine  Syria 's sovereignty  by encouraging terrorism and  providing all forms of logistical ,  financial  and political support to the  terrorist armed groups in Syria constitute another flagrant  intervention in the Syrian affairs.

 The Syrian permanent representative to the UN  criticized that way the Security Council or some of its members react differently to terrorism phenomenon in Syria, and in Mali, for example,  though the terrorism in Mali is the same as the one  that is targeting Syria  across the borders  of neighboring countries.


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