Mogherini Reiterates EU Doesn't Recognize "Israel's Sovereignty" over Occupied Syrian Golan

BRUSSELS, (ST)- The European Union has reiterated its rejection of US President Donald Trump's Declaration on the occupied Syrian Golan.

The EU Foreign Policy Chief Fredrica Mogherini said during a plenary session of the European Parliament "the European Union has a very simple and clear position that I have had the possibility to reiterate and restate in very clear manner over time and more recently. The EU does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over any of the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967, in line with international law and with UN Security Council resolutions 242 and 497. And this also applies to Golan".

President Al-Assad Accepts Credentials of New Indian and Brazilian Ambassadors

DAMASCUS- President  Bashar Al-Assad on Tuesday accepted the credentials of the new Indian Ambassador Hifzur Rahman and the New Brazilian ambassador Fabio Vaz Pitaluga.

President al-Assad met separately with the two ambassadors and wished them success in their missions.

Army eliminates al-Nusra terrorists, destroys one of their ammo depots in Hama, Idleb countryside

Hama - Army units, operating in Hama northern countryside, inflicted heavy losses upon Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the personnel and equipment in retaliation to their frequent breaches of the de-escalation zone agreement.

SANA said that army units, after tracking the positions and fortifications of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists conducted bombardments against them in al-Madiq Castle town in Hama northern countryside.

SANA added that an ammunition depot belonging to the terrorists of the Takfiri organization was destroyed in the bombardments, in addition to killing scores of them.

In Idleb southern countryside, army units conducted intensive strikes against gatherings and positions of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Jarjanaz town to the east Ma’aret al-Nu’aman in Idleb southern countryside.

Grandson of Gen. Gouraud Apologizes to the Syrians for France's Occupation of Syria

SWEIDA, (ST)- Jean-Louis Gouraud, grandson of French General Henri Gouraud, who led the French army to occupy Syria early in the 20th century, has apologized to the Syrian people for what France had done upon its occupation of Syria, stressing that the French people are not satisfied over their government's colonialist policies, according to the Syrian news Agency SANA.

During a visit along with a French delegation to the monument of the martyrs of the Syrian Great Revolution and the tomb of freedom fighter Sultan Pasha al-Atrash, Louis Gouraud said "My grandfather, General Gouraud, had committed grave mistakes, but successive French governments didn't get the lessons, rather, they continued to practice aggressive policies towards the Syrian people," said the grandson, pointing out that "all the governments which didn't get the lessons will find themselves obliged to apologize for the Syrian people as I am doing now."  

Army Destroys Terrorists’ Dens in Idleb and Hama Countryside

IDLEB- Syrian Arab Army’s units operating in Hama northern countryside on Monday inflicted heavy losses upon terrorist groups in personnel and arms in the southern countryside of Idleb and the northern countryside of Hama , in response to their repeated breaches of the de-escalation zone agreement, according to SANA.

SANA’s reporter in Hama said that the army units targeted with intensive artillery strikes the terrorists’ positions and their movements on outskirts of al-Tamin’a town in Maaret al-Nouman area in Idleb southern countryside, killing and injuring a number of the terrorists and destroying their weapons and munitions.