After purging Al Midan and Al Qaboon quarters of the armed terrorist gangs and killing a large number of them, our armed forces discovered among them terrorists of various nationalities, including Egyptians and Jordanians. This showed that various Arab and regional states were involved in providing an environment embracing and supporting terrorism.
Day by day, the role of some states is exposed as they continue to bring terrorists, to give them training and to smuggle them into Syria. After chasing these terrorists in Al Midan and Al Qaboon our armed forces discovered that some of the dead terrorists carried the nationalities of some Arab states. Some of those terrorists came from Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia to commit crimes in Syria. Turkey and some other states along our borders give shelter and weapons to these terrorists. The correspondent of Agance France Presse reported the existence of more than 150 terrorists from several Arab, Islamic and African countries along the Syro-Turkish border in Bab Al Hawa. Those terrorists belong to extremist religious organizations. They carried heavy machine guns, rocket launchers and hand-made mines. The British daily The Times asserted that the so-called rebels in Syria were no more than mercenaries receiving money and weapons from foreign countries in order to carry out raids and ambushes.