US-Backed Militants Prevent Syrians from Fleeing Rukban Camp

US-sponsored militants are preventing displaced Syrians stranded in a camp near the Jordanian border from leaving the site toward government-controlled areas, a Syrian analyst says.

Mazen Bilal, a political analyst, told Reuters on Monday that the militants had blocked civilians at the Rukban camp from using a safe passage set up by the Syrian government and Russia last month to leave the area.

The camp is located near the US base at al-Tanf which is a key center for training and equipping militants opposed to the Syrian government.

35 Tourists of Different Nationalities Visit Syria's Historical City of Palmyra

PALMYRA, (ST)- A group of 35 tourists of French, Canadian and Swiss nationalities visited the Syrian historical city of Palmyra on Sunday after years of hiatus because of the systematic terrorist attacks against the city.

The tourists visited the Tempel of Bel, the Arch of Triumph, the Colonnade, the Archeological Theatre, the Agora and several other archeological sites where they took photos and have video shots for the destruction the terrorists of Daesh had caused to the city.

"My dream to visit Palmyra archeological monuments has come true," a Canadian tourist told SANA reporter in Palmyra, expressing his deep sorrow over the damage caused by terrorists' acts of vandalism against the city's cultural sites, particularly the historical monuments which belong to the entire humanity.

Iraq Will not Be Part of US Sanctions Regime against Iran: President Saleh

Iraq’s President Barham Salih says his country will not be part of a regime of unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States against Iran and will do its best to reduce the damage done to the Iranian nation as a result of the bans, according to Press TV.

Salih made the remark as he spoke at a press conference in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Sunday, when asked about the impact of the sanctions on Tehran-Baghdad relations.

  “Let me tell you that Iraq will not become part of the US unilateral sanctions regime against Iran. There is no doubt that we will be affected by these sanctions, but it is certain that we will not be part of them,” he said.

Zionist Forces Demolish Barn, Uproot Trees near al-Khalil

AL-KHALIL, Occupied West Bank– Zionist forces on Sunday demolished a poultry barn and uprooted dozes of fruitful trees in al-Arroub refugee camp, to the north of the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil, according to local sources.

Mohammad Awad, a local activist, told WAFA that staff from the so-called Israeli Civil Administration accompanied by bulldozers proceeded to demolish the barn and to uproot dozens of trees surrounding it.

The demolished barn belongs to local Palestinian citizen Khalid al-Samahin and is 600-meter-square of size.

The Israeli authorities citied construction without permission as the reason for the demolition, a pretext which Israel has used over the years to restrict Palestinian construction in Area C of the occupied West Bank, which makes up about 60% of the total area of the region.

Army destroys terrorists’ vehicles and dens in Hama countryside

Hama – Syrian Arab Army units on Sunday destroyed vehicles and dens of terrorist organizations in the northern countryside of Hama, in response to their breaches of the de-escalation zone area in Idleb.

SANA said that army units carried out artillery strikes against the terrorists’ dens and fortified positions in the surroundings of al-Latamina, al-Araba’een and Kafr Zeta in response to their attacks with rockets shells on Masyaf area, 48km southwest of Hama city.

SANA said the operations resulted in killing and injuring a number of the terrorists and destroying their vehicles and dens.