Normal Life Prevailing in Eastern Ghouta a Year after Liberation from Terrorism

DAMASCUS COUNTRYSIDE, (ST) –On April 14th, 2018, the Eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside was declared free of terrorism following a heroic military operation by the Syrian Arab army. The liberation of eastern Ghouta has been a major achievement in Syria’s war against takfiri terrorism that hit the entire country leading to the martyrdom of thousands of Syrians and causing huge destruction in different areas.

After libration of Eastern Ghouta, great efforts have been exerted by the Syrian government  to restore normal life there, ensure safe return to citizens to their areas, provide the citizens with all necessary services including in the sectors of education, health, agriculture, transport and infrastructure.

Education situation in Eastern Ghouta improving

 A year after liberation, the education situation in Eastern Ghouta witnessed notable improvement particularly in terms of rehabilitating a large number of schools.

Palestinian People Need to be United to Face Challenges Threatening Their Existence: Al-Mikdad

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faysal al-Mikdad has stressed Syria's firm support for the struggle of the Palestinians to restore their legitimate rights, including the right to self determination, to return to their homeland and to establish their independent state with al-Quds as a capital.

Al-Mikdad  made the remarks during his meeting on Monday with President of the Higher Committee of Churches Affairs in Palestine, Dr. Ramzi Khoury, and the accompanying delegation.

He said that the Palestinian people are now more than ever in need to unify their positions in the confrontation of the challenges threatening their existence.

Army destroys terrorists’ gatherings and vehicles in Hama countryside

Hama - Syrian Arab Army’s units conducted intensive fire strikes against terrorist groups’ movements in Hama northern countryside, in response to their breach of the de-escalation zone agreement.

SANA said that army units operating in al-Ghab plain carried out artillery strikes against gatherings and vehicles of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization on outskirts of al-Mansoura town in the northern countryside of Hama.

Many terrorists were killed or injured in the strikes and  their vehicles and weapons were destroyed.

Iraq's Foreign Minister Says His Country Doesn't Recognize Trump's Declaration on Occupied Syrian Golan

AMMAN, (ST)- Iraq's Foreign Minister Mohammad Ali al-Hakim has affirmed that Iraq doesn't recognize US President Donald Trump's declaration on occupied Syrian Golan, reiterating that Golan is a Syrian territory and the international resolutions recognize the Syrian State's sovereignty over this land.

In a statement to "Russian Today" on the sidelines of his participation in a quartet meeting of the foreign ministers of Jordan, Iraq, Greece and Cyprus in Amman, al-Hakim said that Trump's declaration is a unilateral step that violates international legitimacy.

Eleven Civilians Martyred in Terrorist Rocket Attack against Aleppo Areas

Eleven Civilians Martyred and eleven others were wounded in a rocket attack by terrorist groups against al-Nile Street area and al-Khaldeya neighborhood in Aleppo.

Terrorists groups positioned in Aleppo northern countryside Sunday afternoon targeted al-Nile Street area and al-Khaldeya neighborhood in Aleppo with rockets, one of them fell in a market, according to a source at Aleppo Police Command.

Eleven civilians were martyred and eleven others were wounded in the attack which also caused material damage to public and private properties, the source told SANA reporter, pointing out that the wounded persons were taken to Aleppo University Hospital  to get medical treatment.