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.