More than 30 Civilians Martyred in New US-Led Coalition's Massacre in Syria's Boukmal Countryside

DEIR EZZOR, (ST)- More than 30 civilians were martyred, tens others were wounded and several houses were destroyed in airstrikes carried out at midnight by the US-led Coalition against civilians' houses in al-Boukmal countryside in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor.  

Local sources told SANA correspondent that the towns of al-Baghouz Fouani and al-Sousa at the eastern bank of the Euphrates in the countryside of al-Boukmal city, were exposed to violent bombardment by the warplanes of the illegal "American coalition". The shelling caused the martyrdom of more than 30 civilians and wounded tens others most of them were women and children, the sources added.

Daraa City Cleared of Terrorism

DARAA-Units of Syrian Arab Army entered Daraa al-Balad area and hoisted the national flag over the main square ahead of declaring the city free of terrorism, according to SANA.

SANA’s reporter in Daraa said that army units entered Daraa al-Balad area, heralding the return of security and safety to it under the agreement reached on Wednesday.

According to the agreement, terrorist groups will hand over heavy and medium weapons in addition to having the legal status of militants-who are willing to- settled, while those who refuse reconciliation will be evacuated. The agreement includes the areas of Daraa al-Balad, the Dam Road, the Camp, Sajna, al-Manshyia, Gharaz and the Silos.

There's Evidence That Pentagon is One of Actual Taliban Sponsors – Moscow

US President Donald Trump's new strategy on Afghanistan stipulates increase in US military presence in the country so as to force the Taliban, terrorist group controlling a large part of the country, to negotiate a political settlement.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova blamed the unstable situation in the Middle East and North Africa as well as the increase in international terrorism on "the NATO member states' military gambles."

In response to Washington's earlier claims that Russia was collaborating with the Taliban*, Zakharova noted that it was Pentagon's way to hide its own "sponsorship of the Taliban" in Afghanistan, adding that there are evidence for the US support for the terrorist group, according to Sputnik.

“Qalaa and Wadi Festival “Demonstrates the Syrians’ living will

Under the patronage of Prime Minister Eng. Emad Khamis, the Ministry of Tourism and Homs governorate  will hold “Al-Qalaa and Wadi2018” Festival  from 16 to 18July.

“Qalaa and Wadi” Festival was the first festival to be revived during this war.

It has proved again that the Syrians have always been and will remain strong and able to overcome the pain inflicted by the unjust terrorist war on their homeland asserting that the culture of life is stronger than death.

It is a message to the whole world that Syria was and remains the country of art, science, music and charming nature.

The 3-day festival will include many cultural and artistic events in an attempt to restore the splendor of this area as an important tourist destination.

Amal Farhat -Homs

Intl Differences on Syria May Result in Resuming Daesh Activities, Iraq's Abadi

BAGHDAD – International differences on Syria pose a threat to the region as they may result in a resumption of activities of the Islamic State (Daesh) terror group, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi said on Tuesday.

"The differences on Syria pose a threat of resumption of activities of the Daesh terror group and threaten the Iraqi borders," Abadi said while aired by official Iraqi television, according to Sputnik.

The prime minister pointed out that the Iraqi troops had achieved significant progress in eliminating remaining Daesh forces in the provinces of Diyala, Kirkuk and Salahuddin.