PROVINCES, (SANA)- The authorities on Friday clashed with armed terrorist groups that were moving from Daret Azzeh area in Aleppo countryside towards the city of Aleppo and inflicted heavy losses upon their members.
SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that the terrorist groups were set up by the authorities who had already been informed by the residents of the groups' movement.
Five pick up vehicles equipped with machineguns, one of which included explosive devices, were destroyed by the authorities killing and injuring the terrorists inside them.
Armed Forces Clear al-Hajar al-Aswad Area from Terrorists, Confiscate Weapons in al-Qtaifeh, Daraya and Jdaidet Yabous
The Syrian armed forces cleared al-Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood in Damascus from armed terrorist groups and restored security to it, raiding hideouts in the neighborhood with the aid of locals and pursuing fleeing terrorists in surrounding fields, managing to kill a large number of them.
The locals said that the army saved them the constant attacks of the terrorist groups which had been stealing, vandalizing, burning and abducting civilians and using them as human shields.
In al-Qtaifeh area in Damascus Countryside, the authorities seized a Volkswagen car being transported on a lorry under the pretense of taking it to the town of Harasta for repairs, while in fact it was used to transport weapons including automatic rifles, RPG launchers, a DShK machinegun, sniper rifles, and large amounts of ammo and cameras.
Also in Damascus Countryside, the armed forces raided a terrorist hideout in Daraya area, arresting the terrorists found there and confiscating weapons including a DShK machinegun, a mortal launcher with rounds, automatic rifles, and assorted ammunition.
Staying in Damascus Countryside, the authorities at Jdaidet Yabous border crossing point with Lebanon seized a car, a Kia, which came from Lebanon and contained 56 rifles of German, Russian and Belgian make hidden in secret compartments.
Armed Forces Liberate Two Italian Experts Working at Deir Ali Electric Power Station Who Were Abducted by Terrorists
As part of their work to clear some areas of terrorists in Damascus Countryside, the Syrian Armed Forces managed to liberate two Italian experts who had been abducted by an armed terrorist group earlier.
A source at the Electricity Ministry said that the army managed to free the two abducted Italian experts who were working in Deir Ali electric power station.
Authorities Recover Items Stolen from al-Yarubiya Border Crossing Point
In Hasaka province, the authorities recovered most of the items stolen by terrorists from private properties and public buildings, including items stolen from the border crossing point with Iraq in al-Yarubiya.
The stolen items include computers, TVs, office equipment, and weapons belonging to the security staff of the crossing point.
During this operation, the authorities arrested dozens of terrorists and confiscated their weapons.
8 Explosive Devices Dismantled near Mosque in al-Hajar al-Aswad, Damascus Countryside
In Damascus Countryside, an official source told SANA reporter that the military engineering units dismantled 8 explosive devices, 20 kg each, planted by an armed terrorist group near al-Rahman Mosque in al-Hajar al-Aswad area.
Four Terrorist Killed in Clashes in Daraa
In Daraa, the authorities clashed with an armed terrorist group that tried to launch attacks after prayers went out of al-Hassan Mosque in the city of Daraa.
A source in the province told SANA reporter that four terrorists were killed in the clashes.
Terrorist Killed or Injured in Deir Ezzor
In Deir Ezzor province, the security authorities chased down an armed terrorist group in the city of al-Mayadin killing and injuring its members.
The authorities also clashed with another terrorist group in Ali Beik al-Kabir Street in the city of Deir Ezzor inflicting heavy losses among its members.
Authorities Raid Terrorists' Dens, Repel Attack in Homs Countryside
In Homs, the authorities late Thursday and early Friday raided dens for armed terrorist groups in al-Qseir area in the countryside of the province, causing heavy losses among the terrorists' ranks.
SANA reporter cited a source in the province as saying that the authorities stormed the terrorists' dens in the city of al-Qseir and the villages of al-Nahriyeh and Abu Houri in its countryside, killing and wounding many terrorists.
In the same context, the authorities repelled an armed terrorist group attacking the law enforcement personnel near al-Jadiriyeh town in the countryside of Homs, killing a terrorist and wounding others.
Two Explosive Devices, Equipped with Iron Pieces, Dismantled in Hama City
In Hama, the military engineering units in the city dismantled two explosive devices, 50 kg each, planted by armed terrorist groups in two areas.
A source in the province told SANA reporter that one of the explosive charges was planted near al-Nahra roundabout, while the other was placed to the opposite of Hama Traffic Department.
The source said that the two explosive devices were equipped with nails and sharp iron pieces and were rigged to be detonated by remote control.
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