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News number: 9107126313

19:38 | 2012-12-11

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Army Kills Terrorists across Syria, Calm Restored in Damascus

TEHRAN (FNA)- As army repelled terrorists from the Syrian cities calm returned to most parts of Damascus after yesterday's successful military operations against the armed rebels in the capital.



The Syrian security forces attacked a large hideout of terrorists in al-Jasr al-Abyaz in downtown Damascus and killed a large number of terrorists and confiscated a large cache of ammunition.

In Reef (outskirts of) Damascus, heavy clashes are going on between the Syrian army and al-Qaeda terrorists in Haran al-Awamid district.

In Homs province, the Syrian army attacked al-Qaeda terrorist centers in Ban Hood and Jureh al-Shabah and inflicted heavy damage and casualties on the armed rebels.

In Reef (outskirts of) Aleppo, the army attacked the terrorist bastions and positions in Zobdiya, Shaar, Qazi Askar, Bani Zeyd, and Khanaser and seized their military equipment and weapons.

Yesterday, the Syrian Army thwarted armed rebels' plot to launch an attack on Zeinabiya district in Reef Damascus after heavy clashes, and killed 45 terrorists.

The clashed took place near Imam Khomeini Mosque, where some leaders of terrorist groups, including Abu Ali Javish, Mohammad Safi, Abulqassem al-Deirani, Hamada al-Mosri, Samir Sudani, Annad Halowni and Tamr Aliwi were identified among the killed rebels.

Terrorists have tried hard in the last several days to make Syrian cities unsafe for citizens, but the army has purged them from most neighborhoods and districts, killed tens of them and arrested many others.

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.