20 Civilians, Kids Included, Martyred in US-Led Coalition Airstrikes

DEIR EZZOR-  Twenty civilians, including women and children, have been killed in new airstrikes carried out by the US-led international coalition in al-Baghouz Foqani village, in Deir Ezzor south-eastern countryside, according to SANA.

local sources said that  20 civilians were martyred, including women and children, and several more were injured  on Friday as a result of airstrikes by the US-led international coalition on al-Baghuz Foqani village and its surrounding in Soseh township, al-Boukamal area in Deir Ezzor south-eastern countryside.

Lebanon’s FM: We must Embrace Syria without Awaiting Permission from Anyone

BEIRUT-The Lebanese Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil regretted the absence of Syria from the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit that kicked off in Beirut on Friday, describing it as the biggest gap, according to al-Manar TV website.

“We must embrace Syria instead of throwing it into the hands of terrorism, without awaiting a permission from anyone for its return” to the Arab League, said Bassil at the opening session of the summit’s at Beirut’s Phoenicia Hotel.

“Syria is the biggest gap in our conference today and we feel the heaviness of its absence,” he added.

Lavrov: Return of All Syrian Areas to State Authority Way to Stop Increase of Terrorism

MOSCOW- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has renewed Russia’s determination to continue backing Syria to eradicate terrorism.

Lavrov, in a joint press conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas in Moscow on Friday, depicted as ” unacceptable”  the continued violation of the demilitarized zone agreement and targeting Syrian army points  and civilians by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization, according to SANA.

Syria Closer than Ever to Announcing Final Victory over Terrorism

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Visits by Arab organizations and parties to Syria are very important to explain the terrorist war Syria has been facing and the crimes committed by western and regional-backed and funded terrorist organizations against the Syrians, Speaker of the People's Assembly (PA) Hammoudah al-Sabbagh stressed during his meeting on Thursday with a delegation representing the Jordanian Construction Contractors Association (JCCA).

Sabbagh said that Syria is closer than ever to announcing a complete victoy over terrorism and its supporters. He expressed hope that cooperation between the Syrian and Jordanian syndicates will be enhanced in the era of reconstructing what terrorism has destroyed.

Pedersen Describes His Meeting with al-Moallem as Constructive

DAMASCUS– UN Special Envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen underlined the importance of the political solution to the crisis in Syria based on the Security Council’s resolution No. 2254 which affirms the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and calls for a political solution led by Syria and facilitated by the UN, SANA reported.

In a tweet on Thursday quoted by Sputnik Agency, Pedersen described his meeting with Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem as “constructive” and it affirms the importance of the political solution to the crisis.