India’s Participation in Syria’s Reconstruction Process Discussed

 DAMASCUS, (ST)- Deputy Premier, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Walid al-Moallem and the Indian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs TS Tirumurti met in Damascus on Monday to discuss ways of enhancing Syrian-Indian ties including economic and trade cooperation.

Talks between the two sides also focused on India’s participation in Syria’s reconstruction process and on preparations to hold meetings of the third session of the Syrian-Indian committee for economic, cultural, scientific and technical cooperation in Damascus in the near future.

Developments in Syria and the war on terrorism were also discussed.

Army responds to terrorists’ breaches, foils their attack on safe areas in Hama countryside

Hama - Syrian Arab army units responded with artillery and missile strikes to terrorists’ breaches of de-escalation zone agreement, destroying a number of their hideouts in villages and towns of al-Araba’in , al-Zakat, Hasraya and al-Latamina

SANA said that the army units operating in in Hama northern countryside on Monday engaged in violent clashes with “Jabhat al-Nusra” terrorists and thwarted their attack on safe areas in the direction of al-Hamamiyat.

SANA added that terrorists suffered heavy losses in lives and equipment while the rest of them were forced to flee away.

Equipment and quantities of weapons and ammunition in in possession of terrorists were destroyed.

Russian MoD: Russian air force repels terrorist attack on Hmeimim airbase

Moscow - Russian Ministry of Defense announced that Hmeimim air base defenses repelled terrorist attack on Hmeimim base in Lattakia countryside, SANA reported.

The ministry added that multiple launch rocket system belonging to “Jabhat al-Nusra” in Idleb province, from which terrorists targeted the airbase, were monitored and destroyed by Russian Aerospace Forces.

Stephen Lendman: Douma Chemical Incident a US-NATO False Flag… OPCW Is a US Imperial Tool

The chemical watchdog group is mandated “to implement the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention to achieve a world free of” CWs.

Its mission includes conducting “credible and transparent” on-site inspections to verify use of and destruction of these weapons.

Time and again, it flagrantly breaches its mandate, serving US-led Western interests, producing dubious reports with falsified, distorted rubbish, suppressing vital information.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova earlier slammed the group for failing to discharge its duties as mandated by the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Last March, its falsified Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) report on the alleged April 7, 2018 CW incident in Douma, Syria said the following:

"Regarding the alleged use of toxic chemicals as a weapon in Douma (Syria)…evaluation and analysis…of information gathered by the FFM (gathered much too late to matter) provide(s) reasonable grounds that the use of a toxic chemical as a weapon has taken place on April 7, 2018. This toxic chemical contained reactive chlorine. The toxic chemical was likely molecular chlorine.”

The incident was a US/NATO false flag, Syria wrongfully blamed for a victimless nonevent – no one killed, hospitalized or ill from exposure to toxins, not chlorine or any other banned substance, nothing. The OPCW lied suggesting otherwise.

Army destroys al-Nusra terrorists’ hideouts in Hama countryside

Hama - Army units responded to Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists’ breaches of the de-escalation zone agreement in Hama northwestern countryside.

SANA said that army unit targeted with intensive fire strikes the hideouts and the positions for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist groups in the direction of al-Hweiz/al-Karakat in the northwestern countryside of Hama.