Publishe Date: 8:14 PM - 12/29/2013 | Print

11 FSA Commanders Surrender to Syrian Army in Damascus Countryside

Politics - A sum of 11 commanders of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) surrendered themselves to the Syrian army in Moazamieh town in Damascus countryside.

Syrian Minister of State for National Reconciliation Affairs Ali Haidar left Moazamieh region in Damascus countryside on Saturday while five FSA commanders who had surrendered themselves to the Syrian army were accompanying him.

Also in the last 24 hours, the Syrian army killed two notorious commanders of Al-Qaeda-affiliated groups in Daraa in the Southern parts of the country near the border with Jordan.

Abdullah Kerman, commander of Qoraish Eagle Battalion, was killed by the Syrian army’s snipers near Al-Watani hospital in Jassem town in Daraa.

The Syrian army also killed Ahmed Al-Jabavi, a defected army officer and ringleader of the so-called Elites Battalion affiliated to the FSA.

Meantime, the Syrian army carried out extensive military operations in Lattakia countryside in the Western parts of the country on Saturday and killed tens of militants and two Turkish officers in heavy clashes.

The army units conducted a series of fresh operations in villages of Tal Al-Sharifa, Al-Roza, Al-Dorrah, Beit Sharouq, Al-Koum, Al-Moitamieh and Al-Saraf in the Northern countryside of Lattakia.

Elsewhere, the Syrian army killed a number of Al-Qaeda terrorists, including a notorious ringleader, in Deir Ezzur province in Eastern Syria.

Mostafa Al-Qati, commander of Katibeh Jund Al-Sham terrorist group, was killed along with a number of militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) near Deir Ezzur military airport.

Notorious ISIL militants, including Abu Eshaq Al-Tunisi and Ebrahim Al-Tunisi, were among the terrorists killed in Deir Ezzur.

Meantime, the Syrian army attacked a meeting between Turkish officers and Al-Nusra Front ringleaders in a village in the Lattakia countryside near the Turkish border, killing two Turkish officers and a number of Al-Nusra ringleaders, sources said.

Army sources did not reveal if they had targeted the meeting in an artillery attack or staged a raid on the meeting place.

Also, the Syrian army killed tens of armed rebels in an ambush in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside.

The army units killed more than 50 militants in Deir Salman town in Eastern Ghouta in heavy clashes on Saturday.

Meantime the army killed tens of foreign backed militants in an ambush between the Christian town of Maaloula and the town of Yabroud near Damascus today.

Syrian state television showed footage of dozens of bodies lying in a mountainous area, with weapons next to them.

Elsewhere, the Syrian army continued its mop-up operations in a strategic region of Reef (countryside of) Hasaka in Northeastern Syria on Friday and Saturday in a bid to purge the area of Al-Qaeda terrorists.

The army units pushed back terrorists from 11 villages in Hasaka province.

The cleaned up villages include Abu Khazaf, Bezoniej, Ghanamieh, Kharbeh Al-Hatam, Sharmoukh Kabir, Shamoukh Saqir, Hallaj, Maslouneh, Abu Toyneh, Tal Kheir and Kouli.

The National Defense Committee of the Syrian Kurds has also started massive operations for controlling the two towns of Tal Barak and Tal Hamis.

The Syrian Kurdish fighters have intensified their attacks against the Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in recent months.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs and terrorists against both the army and civilians.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed since terrorist and armed groups turned protest rallies into armed clashes.

The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.
 

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