TEHRAN (FNA)- Clashes between two main Syrian armed rebel groups in Reef (outskirts of) Idlib in Northwestern Syria killed tens of armed rebels, including a notorious terrorist leader.
The clashes erupted between members of the al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda and Lava al-Saqour terrorist groups in Mar Tamsarin of Reef Idlib today, killing more than 50 terrorists from both sides, including Lava al-Saqour's ringleader Shokri Ajauj.
In similar clashes last month, harsh disputes erupted among the Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels over links and cooperation with the notorious terrorist group, the al-Qaeda.
Al-Ahd news website reported in April that the harsh disputes between the FSA and al-Nusra Front over the latter's pledging allegiance to the al-Qaeda have at times even grown so violent that have led to an exchange of fire.
The groups affiliated to FSA in a statement expressed their opposition to the al-Nusra Front's allegiance to the al-Qaeda.
Last month, leader of al-Nusra Front Abu Mohammed al-Jawalani pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda.
The pledge was made in an audio message by al-Jawalani a day after al-Qaeda in Iraq said al-Nusra Front in Syria is part of its "Islamic state", al-Mayadeen TV reported.
The differences between FSA and al-Qaeda-linked group came while the former Head of the so-called Syrian National Coalition Sheikh Ahmad Maaz Al-Khatib had several times voiced support for al-Nusra Front.
Last December, Al-Khatib criticized the Washington's decision to put the al-Nusra Front in the US list of terrorists.
Al-Nusra Front has claimed responsibility for most of the fatal bombings targeting civilians and government institutions across Syria after the outbreak of the country's crisis in early 2011. Damascus has repeatedly warned of the growing threat of such groups to not only Syria, but the entire region as well.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against the Syrian police, border guards, statesmen, army and the civilians being reported across the country.
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.
Security Restored to Villages in Idleb and Aleppo
IDLEB/ALEPPO, (SANA)- Units of the armed forces on Saturday restored security and stability to the villages of al-Hamdiyeh and al-Shamatiyeh in the countryside of Idleb.
SANA reporter quoted an official source as saying that the army units gained full control over the two villages after having eliminated all terrorists and destroyed their last dens and dismantled a number of explosive devices the terrorists had planted in the villages.
In the same context, the army units regained control over the village of Dahret Abad Rabah in al-Lairamoun area in Aleppo, an official source told SANA reporter.
The source pointed out that security and stability were restored to the village after the terrorists' gatherings were destroyed to the last one. All terrorists were killed in the village and many explosive devices were dismantled.
PROVINCES, (SANA)- The armed forces on Saturday continued operations against the armed terrorist groups in al-Qseir in the countryside of Homs, targeting their dens and killing large numbers of them
SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that units of the armed forces tightened their grip on both sides of Homs-Baalbek road which runs in the middle of al-Qseir city and destroyed terrorists' gatherings in the western and southwestern neighborhoods of the city.
The source added that army units killed numbers of terrorists and destroyed their dens and equipment, including weapons and ammunition, in the northern and central neighborhoods of al-Qseir city. Other members of terrorist groups surrendered to the army units.
An army unit clashed with armed terrorist groups in the northwestern neighborhood of the city, inflicting heavy losses upon their members, according to the source.
Several roadblocks and tunnels were destroyed in the framework of the operations in those neighborhoods, in addition to the dismantling of mines and explosive devices planted on the main roads and houses in the city.
In the countryside of al-Qseir, an army unit killed a number of terrorists, arrested three others and confiscated amounts of weapons, ammunition, cars, bulldozers, motorcycles, forfeited money and masks during storming a den for a terrorist group between al-Husseiniyeh and al-Hamra.
A military source said that the army destroyed terrorists' gatherings and hideouts in al-Qseir city and targeted their communications and supply and evacuation roads.
The source added that scores of terrorists were killed and injured during the operations, adding that among the injured terrorist was Abu Oday, leader of a terrorist group.
Meanwhile, an army unit clashed with an armed terrorist group near a salt factory on Homs-Damascus that was trying to enter al-Qseir city to help the terrorists who are receiving severe strikes by the army.
Most of the terrorist group's members were killed, while others were arrested in the clashes.
Army units destroyed a number of heavy machineguns and a 23 mm caliber anti-aircraft gun and several terrorists' dens and gatherings in the villages of al-Dab'eh and al-Hamidieh.
The army units also tightened control over the northern and western parts of Tal al-Safineh near al-Hamidiyeh village in the countryside of al-Qseir.
The Army Continues Operations in Damascus and Its Countryside
In the same context, the armed forces carried out several operations in many areas in Damascus Countryside which resulted in killing and injuring numbers of terrorists and arresting others.
An official source told SANA reporter that the army units killed terrorists in Joubar neighborhood and arrested others, while other units continued hunting and killing terrorists in Barzeh neighborhood and the farms surrounding it. Other terrorists were injured to southeast of Tishreen Hospital.
The source noted that the operations resulted in seizing the terrorists' weapons, including advanced sniper rifles.
In the meantime, an official source told SANA reporter that an army unit killed two leaders of the so-called "Fatah al-Islam Brigades" and "Maghawir al-Ghouta" in the city of Harasta in Damascus Countryside and those are Khalid Hamid and Safwan Hamzeh.
Another army unit, the source added, killed and injured a number of terrorists in Bastareh farms on the outskirts of Douma city. Terrorists Ahmad Hijazi and Naser Sisan were identified among the dead.
In another context, the source affirmed that the army units extended their control over the cereal silos and mills in Adra area in Damascus Countryside after having killed and injured many terrorists who were stationed in the mills. Among those killed were Hussein Alaya and Ismael Eyoun.
The source also told SANA reporter that the army units killed Suheib Karkoush and Bassel Habash, leaders of terrorist groups in the farms surrounding the towns of al-Qasimiyeh and al-Zamaniyeh.
The army units carried out special operations in the towns of Zamalka and Erbin in which they killed many terrorists and injured others and destroyed their weapons and ammunition. Anas al-Nan and Bassam Karnabeh were among the killed terrorists.
Another army unit dens used by the terrorists for hiding weapons and ammunition in al-Ziyabiyeh town and killed numbers of terrorists, including Walid al-Bashawat and Mohammad al-Tanf.
An official source told SANA reporter that the army clashed with an armed terrorist group in the area of Rankous, killing scores of the group's members, including the leader, Attaf Hindyeh.
The army also carried out several operations against the armed terrorist groups in Daraya, killing scores of terrorists, destroying a bulldozer used by terrorists in setting up barricades and seizing amounts of weapons and ammunition.
Among the killed terrorists were Abdul-Aleem and Abdullah (Abu Hussam).
A military source said that the army units targeted terrorists' gatherings in the area of al-Zabadani, inflicting heavy losses upon them and destroying a DShK-equipped vehicle.
An army unit targeted an armed terrorist group east of Deir Atyeh and killed and injured scores of terrorists, including snipers, and destroyed a Mortar and a DShK-equipped vehicle.
Terrorists, including Snipers, Killed in Daraa
Meanwhile, a military source said in a statement to SANA reporter that an army unit repelled an armed terrorist group that tried to attack a military post in al-Harak town in the countryside of Daraa.
The source stressed that most of the terrorist group's members were killed and injured, including snipers. The terrorists' vehicles and heavy machineguns were destroyed.
Among the killed terrorists were Mohammad al-Qadah and Naser Mohammad al-Qadah from a terrorist group that calls itself "Freedom's Martyrs Brigade".
The army units' operations continued in al-Harak and other towns and villages including Jassem and Um al-Mizan. Numbers of terrorists were killed and injured and their equipment were destroyed.
The Army Inflicts Heavy Losses upon Terrorists' Dens and Gatherings in Aleppo
The army operations continued in Aleppo and its countryside in which several dens for terrorist groups were destroyed in different areas.
SANA reporter quoted an official source in the province as saying that units of the armed forces killed and injured a number of terrorists near the glass and al-Saif factories in the surrounding of the Central Prison of Aleppo.
The terrorists' dens were destroyed along with all the weapons and ammunition inside.
The source added that an army unit clashed with terrorists affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra in al-Ziyareh village near Minnegh town, inflicting heavy losses upon them.
Another army unit destroyed a number of vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition on Daret Izzeh road in the countryside of Aleppo. Similar vehicles were destroyed in Kuweiris area.
Several members of armed terrorist groups were killed near Toyota showroom, al-Tahan restaurant, the ice cream factory and al-Qadah gas station on Aleppo-Idleb road.
Army units also clashed with a armed terrorist groups at al-Haidariyeh roundabout in the city of Aleppo, killing and injuring most of their members and destroying two vehicles they were driving.
Military Operations against Terrorists in Deir Ezzor and Its Countryside
An army unit clashed with armed terrorist groups in the neighborhoods of al-Sina'a, al-Hwaiqa and al-Jbeileh in Deir Ezzor city, inflicting heavy losses upon them.
An official source told SANA that numbers of terrorists were killed and their weapons destroyed in the clashes.
The source added that the army unit destroyed a pick-up car loaded with terrorists, weapons and ammunition on al-Siyassieh Bridge in Deir Ezzor city, while another unit killed 14 terrorists in al-Mreieh village.
The source indicated that the competent authorities caught three terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra in al-Masrab village and confiscated a car equipped with a heavy machinegun, RPG launcher and other weapons.
A number of terrorists were killed in a car bomb they were preparing in al-Bouderbas area in Mohasan city in Deir Ezzor countryside. Mazen Battah was identified among the dead.
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