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Turkish Newspaper Reveals Turkish Intelligence Members Threaten Syrian Students, Force them to Join Opposition 

Aug 05, 2012

ANKARA, (SANA) – The Turkish Youth Union website stressed that a  team from Aydinlik newspaper observed members affiliated with a Turkish intelligence cell threatening Syrian students in Turkey to join the so-called ‘Syrian opposition’.

The website added that  members of the Syrian Students’ Union in Turkey have always expressed their reactions against the practices of the armed terrorist groups in Syria in democratic ways through press releases; however, that intelligence cell has pursued Syrian students to force them to join the armed terrorist groups in Syria.


Terrorist Groups Abduct Iranian Visitors’ Bus in Damascus Countryside…Tens of Terrorists Killed in Several Areas

Aug 05, 2012

PROVINCES, (SANA) – Armed terrorist groups on Saturday kidnapped a bus carrying Iranian visitors in Damascus Countryside and the authorities are working to handle the situation.

Also in Damascus Countryside, an armed terrorist group committed a massacre in the area of Yalda, claiming the lives of 20 persons.

Shells Fired by Terrorists Land Behind al-Abasiyeen Hospital in Damascus, Martyring One Citizen and Injuring Several

Mercenary terrorists fired shells which landed behind al-Abasiyeen Hospital in Damascus, martyring citizen Ziyad al-Yafi.

The terrorist attack also resulted in injuring the members of three families, including a family consisting of seven people.

Armed Forces Pursue Terrorists in Damascus Countryside, Killing Many of Them

An armed forces unit pursued terrorist groups in the town of Yalda in Damascus Countryside, killing many terrorists and arresting others.

The unit also dismantled a number of explosive devices and landmines planted by terrorists across the town and uncovered a field hospital containing stolen medical equipment and medicine.

In Dummar, Damascus Countryside, an armed forces unit chased down a group of terrorists and killed a number of them.

The unit seized a weapons cache containing 5 sniper rifles of US make, RPG launchers, automatic rifles, protective masks, large amounts of ammo, and wireless communication devices.

In al-Tadamon neighborhood in Damascus, an armed forces unit managed to kill three snipers who were holed up in a room and shooting at the at the armed forces.

Terrorists Repelled while Trying to Block Road in Damascus Countryside

In Damascus Countryside, a group of mercenary terrorists tried to block a main road in the town of Erbin and was repelled by the authorities.

The authorities clashed with the terrorists inflicting heavy losses upon them.

Authorities Seize Weapons, Communication Devices in Damascus

Authorities seized a car loaded with huge amounts of weapons, ammunition, grenades, detonators and advanced communication devices in al-Sina’a area in Damascus.

Terrorist Group Kidnaps Photographer

An armed terrorist group kidnapped photographer Talal Janbakli, the Syrian TV laid the countries which are supporting the terrorists responsible for the safety of Janbakli.

Large Number of Terrorists Killed in Aleppo City

Units from the armed forces continued chasing down the armed terrorist groups in the neighborhoods of al-Hamadaniyeh, al-Sukari and Salah-Eddin in the city of Aleppo.

An official source told SANA reporter that the armed forces clashed with the terrorists in the aforementioned neighborhoods inflicting heavy losses upon them.

The source said that tens of terrorists were killed in the clashes and many others were arrested after handing themselves and their weapons in, while several terrorists managed to escape.

Another source in Aleppo province told SANA that the armed forces units continued to pursue terrorists in several other neighborhoods in Aleppo city including al-Sakhour, Bab al-Nairab, Salah Eddin, Saif al-Dawla, al-Furqan and al-Kallasa, killing a large number of terrorists and arresting others, while scores of terrorists surrendered their weapons and turned themselves in.

The source said that many of the terrorists that were killed or arrested were of Arab and foreign nationalities.

Also in Aleppo, the locals of al-Qaterji neighborhood confronted terrorist groups which attempted to attack the neighborhood, preventing the terrorists from entering it.

Terrorists Killed and Their Cars Destroyed in Aleppo Countryside

In Aleppo countryside, the authorities on Saturday chased two cars driven by terrorists in the area of Qubtan al-Jabal.

A source in the province told SANA reporter that the cars were completely destroyed and the terrorists inside them were killed.

Terrorists Killed during Attempt to Storm Aleppo TV & Radio Center

An official source in Aleppo described the information broadcast by some misleading media about the terrorists’ domination on the TV and Radio Center in Aleppo as baseless and untrue.

SANA reporter quoted the source as saying that the competent authorities clashed Friday evening with armed terrorist groups at the Radio neighborhood which tried to storm the Center, killing or injuring a big number of them while others escaped.

In a relevant context, the authorities clashed with an armed terrorist group in Khan al-Asal to the west of Aleppo. The clash led to the killing and injuring of big number of terrorists, confiscating their weapons and ammunitions.

Scores of Terrorists Masquerading as Armed Forces Arrested in Daraa

In Daraa countryside, scores of terrorists wearing Syrian Arab Army uniforms who had been planning to commit crimes and blame them on the army were arrested by an armed forces unit.

Large Number of Terrorists Killed, others Surrender to Authorities in Hama

Authorities stormed on Saturday hideouts of armed terrorist groups in Mashaa al-Arbaeen neighborhood in Hama city.

An official source in told SANA reporter that a large number of terrorists were killed, and nine other terrorists surrendered to the authorities.

The source pointed out that the hideouts were linked to tunnels underground where huge amounts of weapons including 51 machineguns, 3 PKC machineguns, 4 RPG launchers, 3 sniper rifles, large amounts of ammunitions, 3 Thuraya satellite devices and 6 communication devices.

The source stressed that the cooperation of residents in the neighborhood helped the authorities discover these armed terrorist groups and seize their weapons.

Authorities Kill, Wound Many Terrorists in Deir Ezzor

Authorities chased an armed terrorist group which attacked the law-enforcement forces in al-Mayadeen city in Deir Ezzor countryside.

A source in the province told SANA reporter that the clash resulted in killing and wounding a number of terrorists.

The source added that the authorities, in cooperation with residents of al-Qouriyeh town, ambushed an armed terrorist group and destroyed its car which was equipped with a machinegun.

Terrorists Killed in Ammunition Storehouse in Homs

After having been informed by the residents, the authorities clashed with a group of terrorists who were inside an ammunition storehouse in a building in al-Khalidiyeh neighborhood in Homs city.

SANA reporter quoted an official source as saying that the clashes resulted in the explosion of the storehouse killing a large number of terrorists and injuring others.

The source noted that some of the neighboring buildings were cracked due to the explosion.

Authorities Raid Hideouts of Armed Terrorist Groups in al-Qusour Neighborhood in Homs

Authorities seized on Saturday an explosive device warehouse in al-Qusour neighborhood in Homs.

A source in Homs province told SANA correspondent that the authorities found inside the warehouse 16 explosive devices and 150 hand grenades and a number of devices containing poisonous materials set to be remotely detonated.

Tens of Fleeing Terrorists Killed or Injured in Homs City 

Clashes erupted between the authorities and armed terrorist groups that blocked roads and shot at passersby in the areas of Talbiseh and al-Rastan in the countryside of Homs.

A source in the province told SANA reporter that a large number of terrorists were killed in the clashes while many others were injured.

The source also mentioned that the authorities repelled an armed terrorist group that tried to flee Jourat al-Shaiyah, after being hardly hit by the armed forces, to the neighborhood of al-Qarabis in the city of Homs.

The authorities, the source added, clashed with the fleeing terrorist group causing tens of deaths and injuries among its members.

A Number of Terrorists Killed, Injured in Clashes with Authorities in al-Qseir, Homs

The authorities on Friday ambushed an armed terrorist group at al-Mazare area near al-Nahriya village in al-Qseir, Homs, killing or injuring many of them and destroying their car equipped with Doshka machine gun.

In the same context, a source in Homs stated that the authorities ambushed an armed terrorist group near the municipality building at al-Burhaniya town in al-Qseir, inflicting heavy losses among them.

Authorities Inflict Heavy Losses upon Terrorists in Idleb

Authorities clashed with an armed terrorist group in al-Janoudiyeh village in Jisr al-Shughour in Idleb, killing and wounding many of its members.

A source in the province told SANA reporter that the clash resulted in the killing of some terrorists and seizing their weapons.

Terrorists Saleh Zakwan al-Hamod, Ghazi Hj Yousef, Ziad Marawan Afandi and Mohammad Dergham Salamawi were identified among the dead, the source added.

The source said that the authorities arrested Akram al-Baghl, a leader of an armed terrorist group, and a number of terrorists.

The authorities also pursued an armed terrorist group in Kherbet al-Jawziyeh village in Jisr al-Shughour, arrested 4 terrorists and killed the rest.

Three Explosive Devices Dismantled in Ariha, Idleb Countryside

Military engineering units dismantled three explosive devices planted by an armed terrorist group near the town of Awram al-Zouz in Ariha area in the countryside of Idleb province.

SANA reported cited a source in the province as saying that the explosive devices weighed between 40 and 50 kg and were rigged to be remotely detonated to target citizens and law enforcement personnel.

English Bulletin

Armed Forces Clean al-Tadamun Area from Terrorists

Aug 05, 2012

DAMASCUS, (SANA) – The Syrian armed forces cleaned the area of al-Tadamun from terrorists and restored security to the neighborhood.

During a tour of the area, an official source on Saturday told SANA reporter that a mass grave was found in Daboul Street area, adding that armed terrorist groups kidnapped citizens and killed them before burying them improperly near Yelda area.

The source added that a field hospital and operation rooms were also found, highlighting that the armed terrorist groups used heavy weaponry including RPGs and DShK (Doushka) machineguns in addition to Mortar shells.

A number of media outlets toured the area and observed the army’s work to restore security and stability to the neighborhood.

M. Nassr/ H. Sabbagh

Iranian Defense Minister: The West and Pro-Zionist Countries Biggest Losers in any Intervention in Syria

Aug 05, 2012

TEHRAN, (SANA) – The Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Wahidi warned against serious repercussions of any foreign military intervention in Syria and the arming of the terrorist groups in it.

Wahidi added that the region will face a bigger crisis if the foreign forces intervene in Syria, stressing that the West and countries which support the Zionist entity will be the biggest losers if it happened.

He said that the West is trying to create a new balance of power between the Israeli entity and the Islamic countries in the region through excluding Syria from the resistance front , which, he said, it will never happen.

Abdullahian: Terrorism in Syria Results from US and Some Countries Support to Smuggling Arms to Terrorists

For his part, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, Hussein Amir Abdullahian, stressed that Iran and Russia share identical viewpoints on the situation in Syria, reiterating the two countries’ rejection of any foreign interference in Syria’s internal affairs.

In a statement to the Iranian News Agency (IRNA), Adbulahian who is visitng Russia said that the problem of terrorism in Syria can be attributed to the US and other countries’ vocal support to smuggling arms to terrorists in Syria.

Abdullahian said that Moscow and Tehran have mutual principles towards events in Syria as they stress the need for halting all terrorist acts in the country.

He added that the Iranian and Russian stances are based on the international standards and the necessity of defending the right of sovereign countries against any attack.

Abdullahian underlined Iran’s keenness on reaching a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria, reiterating his country’s firm support to the reforms program announced by the Syrian leadership.

He regretted the attempt by some counties to destabilize security in Syria and then the whole region. Abdullahian condemned the foreign-backed terrorist groups which continue carrying out operations in Syria, expressing confidence that Syria will succeed in combating terrorism and terrorists as long based our knowledge of the Syrian people, army and government.

He called for preventing the movements of some foreign sides which aimed at foiling all projects to conduct the comprehensive national dialogue in Syria.

Abdullahian added that Iran and Moscow will spare no effort to make use of political solutions and utilize international capabilities to help Syria’s people and government get out of the current situation.

He said that Iran has repeatedly stressed during talks with all parties including the UN Special Envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, that the only way to halt violence of the terrorists in Syria is to close borders and enhance border monitoring and control, adding that the problem is that some neighboring countries are not ready to do so, not to mention the US support to arms smuggling into Syria.

Regarding the possibility of any attack against Syria, Abdullahian said that such issue is out of question, adding that Syria will strongly respond to any attack against it taking into account its capabilities and full military readiness.

R. Raslan/ M. Ismael

Mass Rally in Sydney in Solidarity with Syria

Aug 05, 2012

SYDNEY, (SANA) – More than 7000 Syrian, Arab and Australian people participated in the mass rally organized by “Australians for Syria” group in cooperation with other youth groups and figures from the Syrian and Arab communities in Australia.

Syria’s Honorary Consul to Sydney, Maher Dabbagh, said that the participants wanted to stress to the whole world that Syria is strong in the face of the most severe attack launched by the West and the oil monarchies.

The gathering crowds reiterated solidarity with Syria and their standing by its leadership, people and army, expressing thanks to the friendly countries over their stances towards Syria.

The participants toured main streets of Sydney City and stopped in front of the Office of the Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr condemning the Australian official stance and Carr’s statements against Syria.



R. Raslan/ M. Ismael

Speedy Measures to Compensate Citizens Affected As Result of the Events

Aug 05, 2012

DAMASCUS, (SANA)- Prime Minister Riyad Hijab highlighted the government and the civil society organizations’ responsibility to urgently provide aid to the citizens affected and displaced due to the acts of the armed terrorist groups in all the needed areas.

Hijab was speaking during a meeting on Sunday of the implementation committee and Ahl al-Sham Initiative committee at the Local Administration Ministry’s building.

The meeting, attended by a number of ministers, governors and heads of civil organizations, was held to discuss the measures taken towards implementing the plans for the reconstruction of the areas cleared of the armed groups and rehabilitation of infrastructure and service facilities to ensure the return of displaced citizens and providing aid to them.

The Prime Minister said that the responsibility on the long term requires providing a database to quantify the damage caused to the private buildings and properties to offer compensations properly.

He stressed the importance of speeding up the work of restoration and rehabilitation committees and workshops in the areas where security acts were finished, placing focus on electricity, sanitary, water and telephone services.

Hijab called on the governors to continue coordination with bodies concerned to secure access of the main food and oil materials to the needed cities, neighborhoods and areas.

The Premier agreed, upon the proposals and required needs, on starting granting prepayments to the citizens in compensation for the damage caused to their houses and providing financial aid to the civil and charity organizations to boost their contribution in this regard.

Hijab: Developing Agricultural Scientific Research and Resuming Loans to Empower Women in Rural Areas

In another context, Premier Hijab chaired a meeting to discuss the agricultural situation at which he stressed that the full attention given by the government to ensure the requirements of the agricultural sector being the skeleton of the national economy.

Hijab called for studying the appropriate mechanism to establish a commission to be charged with developing animal resources, activating agricultural product exchange agreements and boosting the process of marketing and exporting agricultural and animal products to foreign markets.


Agreement during the meeting was made on working to develop scientific research according to a timetable to help increase productivity, which would reflect positively on improving the living condition of producers and supporting agricultural production.

The Prime Minister also agreed on resuming granting of loans for developing and empowering women in rural areas and supporting poultry sector according to a memo to be prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform.

He focused on work to increase the state’s contribution to the drought fund so as to improve its services and help to the producers.

H. Said

Armed Forces Continue Chasing Gulf and Turkish Militias in Neighborhoods in Aleppo

Aug 05, 2012

PROVINCES, (SANA) – The armed forces in Aleppo on Sunday continued chasing down fleeing members of the Gulf and Turkish terrorist militias in a number of neighborhoods in the city, said SANA reporter.

He quoted a source in the province as saying that the inhabitants of al-Sayyid Ali neighborhood have repelled the terrorist militias in their neighborhood and drove them out.

The source added that armed forces units repelled and killed gunmen who had been stationed in the area around the Faculty of Science in teh city of Aleppo, noting that the gunmen included Afghani members.

The armed forces also clashed with an armed terrorist group in Bab al-Hadeed area, killing huge numbers of them and preventing them from reaching Aleppo’s Castle.

The source dismissed as baseless the news reports saying that the castle was shelled and that the gunmen entered it.

In Salah Eddin neighborhood, authorities pursued the terrorists and killed scores of Arab and foreign gunmen.

With the aid of locals, the army also clashed with and repelled a terrorist group that was trying to enter al-Hamidyyeh area and inflicted heavy losses upon them.

In al-Inzarat neighborhood, the army clashed with mercenary terrorists who were setting roadblocks and vandalizing public and private properties, killing scores of them and forcing the others to flee.

In the area of al-Kawakibi park, the armed forces carried out a “qualitative operation” in chasing the Gulf and Turkish terrorist militias killing a large number of their members, according to the source.

He also mentioned that the authorities succeeded, in cooperation with the residents, to eliminate the terrorists stationed in the area of Saif al-Dawleh market. 

The source pointed out that the bodies of Turks were among the dead.

Tens of Terrorists Killed of Arms Store Explosion in Homs

An arms store used by armed terrorist groups on Sunday burst out in Jouret Ashayah neighborhood in Homs, killing many terrorists.

An official source in the province told SANA reporter that the store was containing ammunition and explosive devices, pointing out that dozens of terrorists were killed and injured in the explosion, while the neighboring buildings got damaged.

In al-Houla area in Homs Countryside, authorities seized a Dacia car loaded with weapons, of which are Israeli snipers rifles and automatic rifles. The authorities arrested the terrorist driving the car and confiscated the weapons.

Terrorists Killed, Injured in al-Qseir, Homs

In as similar context, the source said that the authorities repelled armed terrorist groups attempting to attack law enforcement points in al-Qseir in Homs countryside last night.

Several terrorists were killed and injured during the clash, while other six members were arrested by the authorities who found explosive devices prepared for planting in the city streets.

Authorities clashed with an armed terrorist group driving a SUV car equipped with DShK machine guns in al-Qseir, killing and injuring dozens of them and destroying the car.

The bodies of the terrorists Mousab al-Zohouri, Saad-Eddin Hamoud and Shehada Akash were identified among the dead.

Authorities Arrest Terrorists in al-Sawaeq Neighborhood in Hama, Dismantle Tens of Explosive Devices

In Hama, the authorities arrested a group of terrorists in the neighborhood of al-Sawaeq and seized their weapons.

The authorities also dismantled tens of explosive devices in the neighborhood which were planted by armed terrorist groups to target citizens and law enforcement personnel.

Authorities Clash with Terrorists in Daraa, Arrest Several

In Daraa, authorities clashed with armed terrorist groups in al-Yadouda village and its farms in the countryside.

SANA reporter was informed that many terrorists were killed and injured while others were arrested.

English Bulletin

Iranian Foreign Ministry: Iranians Who Were Abducted in Syria Are Not Military Personnel

Aug 05, 2012

TEHRAN, (SANA) – A source at the Iranian Foreign Ministry refuted allegations made by some mass media outlets claiming that the Iranians who were abducted in Syria are military personnel.

The source said that such allegations are completely baseless, and that making such allegations and the exploitation of this incident shows irresponsibility on the part of media outlets and has no justification.

The incident in question is the abduction of 48 Iranian visitors on their way to visit the shrine of al-Sayyede Zainab in Damascus by armed terrorists.

H. Sabbagh

Palestinian Revolution Factions in Syria Condemn Attack on al-Yarmuk Camp

Aug 05, 2012

DAMASCUS, (SANA)- The Palestinian Revolution factions in Syria condemned the attack on al-Yarmuk Camp on August 2nd which caused a massacre that claimed the lives of many martyrs.

The factions stressed in a statement following a meeting on Saturday that the perpetrators of the massacre and those standing behinds them will not get away with it as they will be held accountable for their “horrible crime”.

They hailed Syria’s stances in support of the Palestinian people and their just cause, expressing hope that Syria and its people will overcome their ordeal and practice their national and pan-Arab role as usual.

The factions, comprising 15 factions, called for stopping the targeting of the Palestinians to draw them into the situation in Syria, stressing that the Palestinian people’s cause of restoring all the rights is a sacred one and could not be off the course.

H. Said

Family of Golan Arrested Doctor Hold  Israeli Authorities, Intl Organizations Responsible for Son Abduction

Aug 05, 2012

QUNEITRA, (SANA) – Family of Golan physician, Eyad al-Jouhari, arrested by the authorities of the Israeli occupation, placed on international human rights and law organizations the full responsibility after the occupation rejected to brief the family and the International Red Cross Organization on his health conditions.

The freed prisoner, Radwan al-Jouhari, brother of the doctor, told SANA reporter that his brother was arrested on July 16th of 2011 while he was crossing to the occupied Golan after graduation from Damascus University.

He described the arrest as a kidnapping operation, rejecting all accusations and charges made against his brother by the Israeli authorities, stressing that affiliation to homeland is “non-negotiable.”

Quneitra Governor, Malek Mohammad Ali, called upon international humanitarian and law organizations to take a firm stance against the continuous Israeli violations against the people of the Syrian Golan, such as burying chemical and nuclear waste in its land and stealing its water and ruins amidst international silence.

The raciest Zionist court in al-Nassera city extended the arrest period of the Syrian doctor from the occupied village of Majdal Shams to August 9th of 2012 according to a list of racist accusations including dealing with homeland during his years of study.

Al-Jouhari entered Damascus University in 2002 and graduated in 2009 . He worked in Damascus hospitals. The occupying Israeli authorities arrested him while returning to Golan with his wife in June of 2011.

The Israeli authorities took the doctor to unknown destination, refusing to tell his family about his health conditions.

R. Milhem / H. Said