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General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces: Terrorist Groups Continued Committing Breaches of Ceasefire on Friday Afternoon

Oct 26, 2012


DAMASCUS, (SANA) – The General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces said that armed terrorist groups continued on Friday afternoon to commit breaches of the ceasefire announced by the General Command.

In a statement issued on Friday evening, the General Command said that the following breaches occurred in the afternoon in Damascus countryside.

At 14:00, armed groups in Damascus Countryside opened fire in the direction of the Harasta gas station, and on army checkpoints in the areas of al-Qaboun, Harmala tunnel, and al-Dabaghat at 16:30.

At 17:00, an armed terrorist group attempted to sneak across the borders from the Lebanese territories, opening fire at border patrol personnel in Assal al-Ward area.

At 17:10, terrorists set off a car bomb near Omar Bin al-Khattab Mosque in Daf al-Shouk area, and opened fire on an army checkpoint in Jdaidet Artouz at 19:50.

In Aleppo, terrorists targeted a military police patrol with an explosive device on the airport road at 13:00, opened fire on a military checkpoint in al-Amiriye at 14:00, and opened fire at forces located in Hanano barracks at 16:00.

Terrorists also attacked an army checkpoint at 17:30 in al-Farafra area, and fired mortar rounds at 19:45 at an army checkpoint near the Justice Palace in Old Aleppo.

In Deir Ezzor, the breaches consisted of terrorists opening fire at a checkpoint at al-Suyouf area at 16:04, at checkpoints in Halabiya and al-Tadrib al-Jamiyi and al-Masbah area at 16:10, and at al-Siyasiye bridge and Ghassan Abboud roundabout at 16:20.

An armed terrorist group also attempted to sneak across the borders from Lebanon and opened fire at border patrol personnel in Talkalakh area in Homs at 19:00.

The General Command affirmed that the Armed Forces are still carrying out their duties of confronting these groups as per the declaration issued by the General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces on October 25, 2012.

Earlier, the General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces said that the armed terrorist groups attacked several military posts on Friday, till 12.30 pm.

In a statement, the General Command considered the attacks as clear violation of the announcement of suspending of military operations which the Command adhered to on October 25th, 2012.

The statement stipulated that the armed terrorist groups opened fire on military posts in Deir Ezzor, including checkpoints in Halabyeh at 7.25 am and in al-Jabelah at 7.30 am and on a law-enforcement checkpoint at 7.35 am.

An armed terrorist group opened fire on a checkpoint in front of the Cultural Center in Daraa at 7.15 am.

At 7.00 am, armed terrorist groups attacked military locations in the areas of Harem, Silkeen, Wadi al-Daif and al-Allanah in Idelb.

In Homs, armed terrorist groups attacked a military checkpoint in Bab Hood at 11.00 am and law-enforcement checkpoints in Talkalakh at 9.00 am.

In Damascus Countryside, the armed terrorist groups attacked military posts in Harasta, Irbeen and Douma at 9.00 am.

The General Command added that in accordance with the statement issued by the Command, the Armed Forces are firing back and confronting the armed terrorist groups.

M. Nassr/H. Sabbagh

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