July 10, 2012 (TSR) – An armed terrorist group on Tuesday assassinated Dr. Adbul-Baset Arja at al-Kura al-Ardyyah Roundabout in Aleppo.
A source at the province told SANA that the armed terrorist group monitored Dr. Arja and opened fire at his car, Dr. Arja was hospitalized and martyred at the hospital.
Infiltration Attempts of Terrorists Coming from Lebanon Foiled
Authorities and border guards have foiled infiltration attempts by armed terrorist groups coming from Lebanon into Syria from several locations in Talkalkh, Homs countryside. Huge losses were reported among the terrorists.
SANA correspondent quoted a source at the province as saying that the terrorist groups opened fire on the sites of border guards on the Syrian side in Jisr Qumar, Jisr Abo Swaid, Harmoush crossings, al-Armouta, al-Arida, Noura, and al-Dalia and tried, several times, to infiltrate to the Syrian territories by several (SUV) cars equipped with machine-guns.
The source added that the clash resulted in the killing and injury of a number of terrorists. One person of the competent authorities was wounded.
Authorities Arrest Two Terrorists, Disable Four IEDs, Prevent Border Infiltration Attempt in Idleb Countryside
The authorities chased down a terrorist group which had opened fire on a food transport belonging to law-enforcement forces in Jisr al-Shughour area in Idleb countryside.
After returning fire, the authorities chased the terrorist and managed to arrest two of them: Ammar al-Ammoura and Mohammad al-Gharib, and confiscated their weapons.
On a relevant note, engineering units disabled four improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by terrorists on the Jisr al-Shughour-Darkoush road. The IEDs ranged in weight from 40 to 50 kilograms and were rigged for remote detonation.
Authorities in Idleb also managed to prevent an attempt by an armed terrorist group which tried to infiltrate the Syrian borders and enter Syria from Turkey at Khirbet al-Hoz area in Jisr al-Shughour.
The authorities clashed with the armed group, injuring some of its members and confiscating their weapons.
Farmer Martyred, Three Citizens Injured by Terrorists’ Gunfire in Lattakia
Farmer Mufeed Mohammad Badour was martyred while three citizens, including a mother and her daughter, were injured in an attack by a number of terrorists on their fields in al-Balateh and al-Kharateh villages in al-Haffeh in Lattakia countryside.
A source in the province told SANA reporter that the authorities clashed with the terrorists, killed many of them, injured others and seized their weapons.
Authorities Confront attack by gunmen in al-Qseir, Homs
The competent authorities confronted an attack by armed terrorist groups on a number of law enforcement checkpoints near al-Qseir in Homs.
SANA reporter quoted a source in Homs as saying that the authorities clashed with the gunmen, destroying a Doshka vehicle used by the armed men in the attack, and killing a number of them.
THE TERRORIST CONFESSIONS
Terrorists Mustafa Sharrouf and Sobhi Aswad confessed to smuggling gunmen and various types of weapons from Turkey to Syria, and that one of them received weapon training from Turkish security forces at the so-called refugee camps.
In confessions broadcast by the Syrian TV on Saturday, Sharrouf, a 22 year-old Idleb native, said that he and his cousin Alaa Sharrouf and Samer Bakkoure smuggle weapons from Turkey to Syria and smuggling people into Turkey from Syria.
Sharrouf said that a man called Mohammad al-Tabak asked his cousin to provide him with weapons, so they sold him 12 pump-action shotguns with 18 boxes or rounds, and 11 PKC machineguns with its ammo.
Later, while on a smuggling run to bring more weapons for al-Tabak, the terrorists were arrested by the Turkish police who sent them to a “refugee camp” in Yayladagi, and there they were distributed among groups, with Sharrouf’s group numbering around 50.
Sharrouf and his group were trained to use firearms by Turkish officers, then after 25 days he and his cohorts were released and returned to smuggling, bringing al-Tabak anti-air missiles, 6 sniper rifles, 5 machineguns, 10 automatic rifles, 30 grenades, and military uniforms. Their last weapon shipment before being arrested consisted of 11 automatic rifles and 18 pump-action shotguns.
For his part, terrorist Aswad, born in 1980, said he started off smuggling fuel and cows into Turkey with a man called Hussam al-Shahoud, and then they moved on to smuggling weapons after striking a deal with a man in Turkey called Suheil Karadabasht who transported weapons to the Turkish side of the borders, while Aswad and al-Shahoud brought them into Syria through Orontes River and stored them in the latter’s basement.
Aswad said that the weapons then were distributed among terrorist groups by a man called Abdelkader Hajjar and his brothers.
He went on to say that he visited his cousin who lives in Izmir and works in Antioch, and the latter took him to a camp in Rihaniya, where he met people who warned him that visiting the camp was dangerous because he could be arrested by the Turkish security forces and transported to a shelter in Antioch, and they expressed regret over coming to the camp as the Turkish security forces abuse and mistreat them and prevent them from returning to Syria or leaving the camp.
Aswad said that he also visited the camp in Yayladagi, which had a hospital nearby along with a training camp where gunmen from Syria were trained.
TURKEY ADMITS TO DESTABILIZING SYRIA
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu saw that the situation in Syria has created a state of dissatisfaction for the Turkish National Security.
Anadolu News Agency quoted Davutoglu as saying in a speech to France 24 TV today that his country exerted all efforts to overthrow the regime in Syria, but it failed.
He called on the international community to do what Turkey has failed to, urging them to work for “the transitional period in Syria.”