An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry stated on Thursday that for the fifth time, the armed terrorist groups foiled efforts exerted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and the local authorities in Homs city to evacuate the wounded people, children and people with special needs from Homs neighborhoods.
The source added that the Syrian Government has offered all facilities to the ICRC and the SARC to evacuate the innocent citizens and offer them medical aid and food, pointing out that after the International Red Cross and the Syrian Red Crescent exerted enormous efforts throughout the past days, the armed groups rejected to let the citizens leave the areas which they control.
The source said that the Syrian Government calls on the UN Security Council, the Human Rights Council and the international community to exert pressure over those terrorist groups.
The source concluded that Syria will do its best to defend its people, and it will assume full responsibility for evacuating the innocent citizens and prevent the armed terrorist groups from continuing bloodshed in Syria.
Terrorist Group Assassinates University Professor and a Number of Her Family Members in Homs Countryside
In the framework Of targeting the national expertise and intellectuals, an armed terrorist group on Thursday assassinated Dr. Ahlam Imad, the Professor at Petrochemical Engineering Faculty at al-Baath University in Homs.
A source at the governorate told SANA reporter that the armed terrorist group attacked the house of Dr. Imad at al-Hossn town, Homs countryside, and opened fire on her and her family member which led to her immediate martyrdom with her mother, father and three children of her sister.
The source added that the inhabitants of the neighborhood, where the Professor lives, informed the competent authorities who interfered and clashed with the terrorists who committed the massacre. The clash resulted in the killing of 10 terrorists, two of whom are of Arab nationalities and the injury of 20 others.
In Taldaw, in Homs suburbs, the authorities clashed with terrorist Khaled Mohammad Walid Abdel Wahed and killed him and seized weapons that were in his possession included a machine gun, a sniper, six bombs, and a quantity of ammunition.
On the other hand, engineer units in Homs dismantled two explosive charges weighing 40 kg for each. The devices were planted at the gas station of Kafer Enab village.
Authorities Storm Terrorist Hideouts in Daraa, Arrest Terrorists and Kill Others
Authorities on Thursday stormed several terrorist hideouts in Kafr Shams town in Daraa countryside, arrested many terrorists and seized large amounts of weapons.
A source in the province said that the bodies of 12 terrorists were found in one of the hideouts who were shot at close range which indicates that they were killed by other terrorists.
In Kafr Nasej, the authorities clashed with an armed terrorist group which attacked the law-enforcement members in the region, killing 5 terrorists, arresting 13 others, seizing weapons and recovering a Van and pick-up car.
A Citizen Martyred in Explosion of Booby-Trapped Bicycle in Idleb
In Idleb, a citizen was martyred in explosion of a booby-trapped bicycle near Agricultural Researches Center in Idleb.
A source at the governorate said to SANA reporter the explosion resulted in the martyrdom of Samer Kurdi, and material damages to passing cars. No damages in the Agricultural Researches Center were reported.