Army kills terrorist groups, destroys a tank and vehicles for them in Hama countryside

Hama - Units of the Syrian Arab Army responded to terrorist organizations’ attacks in the direction of al-Hamamiyat/al-Jabein towns in Hama northern countryside, inflicting losses upon the terrorists.

SANA said that army units clashed with Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and the affiliated groups, which tried to make advance in the direction al-Hamamiyat/al-Jabein in the northern countryside of Hama, and make a progress towards Karnaz town, several kilometers to the west, backed by tanks, vehicles equipped with machineguns and a number of suicidal terrorists.

The clashed ended up with foiling the attack, killing a number of the terrorists, destroying a tank, an armored vehicle, and vehicles equipped with machineguns, and injuring a number of the terrorists, while the remaining fled towards Kafar Zeita and Latamina towns.

The reporter said that the army units combed the area later as SANA’s camera documented some of the terrorists bodies of foreign nationalities, in addition to vehicles, and munition left behind the terrorists.

Syria-Algeria Discuss Coordination to Activate Agreements on Employment and Social Insurance

GENEVA, (ST)- Syria’s Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Rima al-Qaderi and Algeria's Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security Tidjani Hassan Haddam have discussed mechanisms to activate memorandums of Understanding signed between the two countries in the domain of employment and social insurance.

The discussions were held on the sidelines of the 108th Session of International Labour Conference which kicked off on June 10th with the participation of 187 countries member in the International labor Organization (ILO), including Syria.

 Al-Qaderi stressed the need to coordinate stances on issues of common interest, particularly on the Israeli enemy’s violations against the Syrian workers in the occupied Syrian Golan and on condemning the unilateral coercive economic measures imposed on the Syrian people.

Huge Amounts of C4, Explosive Devices, Left by Terrorists, Found in Damascus Countryside

DAMASCUS COUNTRYSIDE-While combing the areas liberated from terrorism by the Syrian Arab Army, authorities seized tons of the C4 and TNT materials and a large number of explosive devices left behind by terrorists in the area of Beit Jin in Damascus southwestern countryside, according to SANA.

A source at the authorities told SANA reporter that the operations of securing the areas liberated from terrorism by the Syrian Arab Army are continued as over the past few hours, tons of the C4 and TNT materials, tens of explosive devices weighing from 25 to 100 kg and anti-personnel mines and anti-tank mines were found in Wadi Nuhaila in surroundings of Beit Jin village in Damascus southwestern countryside.

New US Sanctions on Syria a Tool to Exert Pressure on Syrian Government: Ryabkov

The United States keeps putting pressure on the Syrian government to undermine its efforts to normalize the situation in the country, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Sputnik on Wednesday, reacting to a new batch of Washington's sanctions on Syria.

Sanctions are one of the US tools to exert pressure on Damascus in order to make it difficult for the Syrian government to continue the work to normalize the situation in Syria, Ryabkov said, according to Sputnik.

The US administration is apparently not satisfied with the successful efforts of the legitimate government in Damascus to stabilize the situation in the country and maintain the territorial integrity of Syria, he added.

Al-Maollem Due to Start Visit to China on June 16th

BEIJING, (ST)- The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday that Syria's Deputy Premier, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Walid al-Moallem will start an official visit to China on June 16th.