Syrian Army Continues Operations against Terrorists in Deir Ezzor

A1133973 A unit of the Syrian Armed Forces on Sunday carried out a qualitative operation against a hideout of a terrorist group in al-Hiwiqa neighborhood in Deir Ezzor, killing all the terrorists and destroying their weapons and ammunition.

An official source told Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA)’s reporter in the province that the operation resulted in destroying 3 cars equipped with machineguns, killing of a number of terrorists and the injury of others.

The source added that another unit of the Armed Forces destroyed a terrorist hideout in the area of 7km in Deir Ezzor countryside, killing all the terrorists and destroying their weapons.

Also, A unit of the Armed Forces killed the leader of Jabhat al-Nusra in Hama along with most of his group members who attempted to attack Army checkpoint in Tall Melih in Mhardeh countryside.

A source in the province told SANA that an Army unit eliminated most members of the armed terrorist group.

Leader of Jabhat al-Nusra in Hama Suhaib Hassan al-Najeb, Abo Hassan al-Satouq, Samer al-Jammal, Ahmad Khadour Sulieman, Samer al-Rajab and Ahmad Hussein al-Moustafa were identified among the killed terrorists.

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.

The US daily, Washington Post, reported in May, 2012 that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups battling Assad’s government have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

The newspaper, quoting opposition activists and US and foreign officials, reported that Obama administration officials emphasized the administration has expanded contacts with opposition military forces to provide the Persian Gulf nations with assessments of rebel credibility and command-and-control infrastructure.

According to the report, material is being stockpiled in Damascus, in Idlib near the Turkish border and in Zabadani on the Lebanese border.

Opposition activists who several months ago said the rebels were running out of ammunition said in May that the flow of weapons – most bought on the black market in neighboring countries or from elements of the Syrian military in the past – has significantly increased after a decision by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Persian Gulf states to provide millions of dollars in funding each month.

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