Newscast Media DAMASCUS—President Bashar Assad’s military ambushed more than 50 terrorists linked to al-Nusra Front and the so-called Al-Islam Brigade in the vicinity of al-Otaiba lake in the Damascus countryside and seized their weapons including Israeli-made anti-tank rockets, RPG launchers and BKC machine guns, according to SANA.
SANA mentioned that the Syrian army, in cooperation with the residents in the eastern Gouta, ambushed terrorists affiliated with al-Nusra Front and ‘Al-Islam Brigade’ who were fleeing from al-Nashabiyeh area towards Mid’a. Some 41 terrorists were killed and around 10 others were wounded in the ambush, some of whom were Saudi, Qatari and Iraqi nationalities, according to a field commander.
He pointed out that automatic rifles, home-made grenades, Israeli-made anti-tank rockets, BKC machine guns and RPG launchers were destroyed in the operation. The commander noted that over the past period, seven ambushes were carried out in the region resulting in the deaths of several terrorists who were trying to infiltrate the eastern Gouta region to back up the armed terrorist groups who had suffered heavy losses at the hands of Assad’s soldiers.
Meanwhile, an army unit ambushed an armed terrorist group on Tal Treireh-Kanaker road, killing and injuring many members, in addition to seizing a truck containing weapons and ammunition, including anti-tank mines, automatic rifles, BKC machine guns and RPGs launchers.
The Syrian army also intensified operations against terrorists in various regions on Friday, killing and injuring scores of them in raids within their dens and gatherings.
Assad has killed or captured more terrorists than any other entity in the history of both ancient and modern warfare.
Source: Al Manar TV news
Newscast Media DAMASCUS—The Syrian army has made major advances in a
strategic district of Aleppo city in Northwestern Syria, informed sources said on
“The Syrian army units have made remarkable advances in the Salaheddine district of
Aleppo city and they have almost cleaned up the entire area (from militants),” an
informed military source told FNA in Damascus on Monday.
The source underlined that fierce street clashes between the Syrian troops and the
armed rebels are still underway in few parts of the Salaheddine district.
Syrian army has recently tightened its grip on areas in the country’s center and along
the coast and the North-South highways, as well as the capital and its environs.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by
well-armed gangs against the Syrian police, border guards, statesmen, army and the
civilians being reported across the country.
Thousands of people have been killed since terrorist and armed groups turned protest
rallies into armed clashes.
Source: Fars News Agency
Newscast Media DAMASCUS—Jihadists who overran Syria’s ancient town of Ma’loula as they disparaged Christians calling them “Crusaders” while forcing at least one to convert to Islam at gunpoint, have been forced to flee the city, after an extensive military campaign launched by Assad’s military.
Many of Ma’loula people left after a first militant assault knocked out an army checkpoint at the entrance to the strategic town on September 4. Some went to a nearby village and others to Damascus, about 55 kilometers (34 miles) to the south. One of them, Marie, was still frightened as she spoke of that day.
“They arrived in our town at dawn… and shouted, ‘We are from the Al-Nusra Front and have come to make lives miserable for the Crusaders,’” an Islamist term for Christians, Marie said in Damascus, where she and hundreds of others attended the burial Tuesday of three Christian fighters who belong to the public committees.
Ma’loula is one of the most renowned Christian towns in Syria, and many of its inhabitants speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus.
The Syrian army on Wednesday September 11, regained control over Ma’loula after five days of fierce clashes with the militants in the town.
After the military entered the town, the militants moved back to the northern part of Ma’loula before they completely withdrew to the neighboring towns.
The army, aided by the local fighters who belong to the public committees, started its campaign by ambushing a large number of al-Nusra Front militants who lost their supplies from al-Nabk and other towns in the vicinity.
The Syrian army also restored security and stability to the village of Maksar al-Hisan in Homs countryside, killing a large number of terrorists and destroying their weapons and tools, a military source told the Syrian news agency, SANA.
Source: Al Manar TV news
Newscast Media PARIS—Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will remain in power for many years, and the opposing Coalition delegation comes out empty-handed from a meeting with Hollande.
Assad can stay in power for many years because Russia, Iran and Hezbollah professional fighters are backing him, according to a French report that was handed to French president Francois Hollande at his request to evaluate and identify the French policy in the region for the coming stage.
The French report asserted that the fragmentation of the Syrian Opposition factions and militant groups strengthened the Syrian president and drove the western countries to halt arming the opposition militants.
The report further stressed the sterility of the Western plan to arm the opposition militants without granting the extremists any access to the sent ammunition as al-Nusra Front fighters sequestrated a large quantity of the Arab and Western ammunition sent to the Free Syrian Army after clashes between the two parties. In a related context, the Syrian Coalition delegation that met the French president Fracois Hollande announced that France had abandoned all its pledges and promises to arm the militant groups. An opposing Syrian figure emphasized the complete failure of the Syrian Coalition to execute its main missions.
“The Coalition failed to carry out its main tasks which are obtaining weapons and eliminating al-Qaeda,” he said.
The opposing figure revealed that the Coalition is facing financial problems since the countries that support the Syrian opposition started to fund specific opposing figures, instead of funding the decomposed Coalition whose members are competing for the financial gains.
A number of opposition Figures reported that al-Nusra Front fighters receive large financial support, while some militant groups are unable to pay the salaries of their gunmen.
Source: Al Manar news