The Syrian security forces dismantled a terrorist cell in Damascus.
The security forces seized a house during their raid in al-Salehiya district of Damascus before the 7-member terrorist network could fully establish its command center in there, FNA reporter in Damascus said.
All the seven members of the terrorist group have been arrested, FNA dispatches said, adding that security troops have also seized a large cache of weapons and ammunition during the raid.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.
Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.
The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.
In October 2011, calm was almost restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies sought hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots to topple President Bashar al-Assad, who is well known in the world for his anti-Israeli stances.