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2005-12-04 14:59:13

By Inal Ersan DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Six people including two militants were wounded in a clash involving Syrian security forces in the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, the state news agency reported. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) also said two militants were killed and another was wounded in another clash last week. It said the clash and an arms find were not announced then for security reasons. SANA said the latest "clash took place while security officials were pursuing the...

2005-12-04 14:07:38

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Six people including two militants were wounded in a clash involving Syrian security forces in the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, the state news agency reported. "The clash took place while security officials were pursuing the terrorist group that was preparing terrorist acts in the city of Aleppo," the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said. The agency also said two militants were killed and another was wounded in another clash last week. It said the clash and...

2005-09-03 07:40:49

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syrian security forces have killed five militants in a clash in central Syria with an Islamist group plotting "terrorist" attacks, the official SANA news agency said on Saturday. "The anti-terror squad raided on Friday evening a hideout of a terrorist group belonging to Jund al-Sham in the Hama governorate," it said, quoting an Interior Ministry source. "A clash took place and resulted in the killing of all five members of the group," while two Syrian security...

2005-07-06 15:54:58

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syrian security forces arrested two more people suspected of belonging to a "terror group," but a U.S. official said Wednesday the suspects appeared to be jewelry thieves rather than terrorists. The two arrested were identified as Mohammad Islam bin Abdul-Rahman Ahmad al-Semadi, a 30-year-old Jordanian who the official Syrian news agency said was also known as Raafat, and Rehab Shehab, a woman whose nationality was not disclosed. Security forces arrested two other...


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