Khamis casts vote in local administration elections, visits Daraya city

Damascus - Prime Minister Imad Khamis cast his ballot in the elections of the local administration councils at a polling station in Mazzeh 86 neighborhood in Damascus, SANA reported.

Following the voting, Khamis visited Daraya city in Damascus Countryside and met citizens who returned to their homes after securing basic services.

In a press statement after the tour, Khamis said that the elections are a message to the world that Syria has won over terrorism and the Syrian people have returned to a state of normalcy.

He pointed out that the return of life to the city of Daraya and the elections prove to the entire world the truth of what the Syrian State is doing in all areas liberated from terrorism and the great steps it is taking to return services and reconstruction.

Russian MoD: Terrorists prepare for staging chemical provocation in Idleb countryside

Moscow - Russian Ministry of Defense revealed reliable information which affirms that terrorist groups transported canisters containing chlorine gas to the area of Basanqoul, 20 km to the southwest of Idleb City in framework of their preparations for staging a chemical attack with the aim of accusing the Syrian Arab Army of it.

Head of the Russian Coordination Center in Hmeimim in Lattakia Vladimir Savchenko said in a statement issued on Friday that terrorist groups brought canisters of chlorine to the village of Basanqoul in preparation for making a new provocation through using chemical weapons against civilians, SANA reported.

Savchenko indicated that chlorine canisters were brought by terrorists of the so-called “Hayat Tahrir al-Sham” which is the new name of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization which is listed on the list of international terrorism.

Army kills scores of al-Nusra in Hama and Idleb countryside

Hama/Idleb - Units of Syrian Arab Army killed scores of terrorists in the countryside of Idleb and Hama.

SANA said that an army unit directed artillery strikes on a terrorist group affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra while it was infiltrating to the southwestern woodlands of Jisr al-Shughour in the far southwest of Idleb, killing or injuring all its members and destroying their arms.

The sniper terrorist Iyad Kasar Ramoud was identified among the killed terrorists.

In the northern countryside of Hama, the army targeted a group of al-Nusra moving in the area surrounding al-Latamina town, causing casualties among the group.

Syria, Brazil Discuss Health Cooperation

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syria and Brazil have discussed means of cooperation as to ensure quality medicine , mainly for chronic disease and cancer.

Health Minister Nizar Yazigi during his meeting on Sunday with a delegation representing the Brazilian-Arab Chamber of Commerce, expressed the ministry’s readiness to sign an agreement on medicines exchange and to activate the memorandum signed with the Syrian-Lebanese hospital in Sao Paulo on training medical cadres in the areas of lever transplant and managing cancer diseases.  

Military source: Syrian air defenses confront Israeli missile attack on Damascus International Airport, shooting down a number of enemy missiles

Damascus – A military source said that the Syrian air defenses confronted an Israeli missile attack on Damascus International Airport, shooting down a number of enemy missiles.

Earlier, SANA reported that explosions were heard in the surroundings of Damascus International Airport.