Two Citizens Martyred, Scores of Others Injured in Terrorist Attacks on Residential Neighborhoods in Several Areas

GOVERNORATES- A child was martyred and a number of citizens were injured when terrorists blew up a motorcycle bomb in Qamishli city.

A source at Hasaka Police Command told SANA that terrorist detonated on Monday a motorcycle that was parked near the restaurants’ gathering in al-Siyahi Street in Qamishli city, killing a child, injuring a number of citizens and causing material damage to the properties, according to SANA.

A source at the Health directorate said that six civilians were admitted to Qamishli hospitals due to the explosion including a child and girl with serious injuries.

Syria, Russia Discuss Coordination in Counterterrorism, Cooperation in Several Fields

DAMASCUS, (ST)- A visiting delegation representing the Russian Duma Council held Monday talks with several officials in Damascus about coordination in counterterrorism and cooperation between the two countries in economic, scientific and parliamentary fields. 

According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the delegation's talks with Prime Minister Imad Khamis focused on Syrian-Russian coordination in counterterrorism besides the two countries' cooperation  in economic and scientific fields .

People of Aleppo's Al-Sfeira City Protest against US-Led Coalition's Massacres against Syrian Civilians

ALEPPO, (ST)-The people of Al-Sfeira city in Aleppo eastern countryside organized a rally to protest the massacres committed by the US-led International coalition against the Syrians and which have claimed the lives of hundreds of civilians in the Syrian provinces of Raqq, Aleppo, Hassaka and Deir Ezzor.

Protestors condemned the coalition's repeated attacks against civilians, including children, women and elderly, stressing that the coalition's crimes serve the terrorist groups and that the western media claims about the American-led coalition's role in fighting terrorism is nothing but words without deeds and has no effect on ground in terms of counterterrorism.

Reports of International Commission of Inquiry on Syria Indicate Lack of Credibility

GENEVA-Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Hussam Eddin Ala, affirmed that the reports of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria indicate its lack of authority through granting itself the right to politically launch accusations rather than giving legal analysis, pointing out that adopting reports of suspicious sides means that the Commission has abandoned its credibility, according to SANA.

Ambassador Ala, added at a session held on Monday by the Human Rights Council on the status in Syria, that the Commission’s dependence on testimonies and interviews with unknown persons, away from the sites of events, and its adoption of reports for suspicious parties and countries hostile to the Syrian government confirm that its work has no reliability and that it has abandoned its credibility of fulfilling the standards for verifying facts and allegations.

Army Crosses Eastern Bank of Euphrates River in Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor – A military source said that army units crossed the eastern bank of the Euphrates River during their continuous operations against ISIS terrorists in Deir Ezzor, SANA reported.

The source told SANA that the army units in cooperation with the allied forces, crossed the Euphrates river from the direction of al-Jafra towards Huweijet Saqr, where they are now fighting fierce battles against ISIS in the area.

Earlier, army units, in cooperation with the allied forces, continued to advance on all fighting axes against ISIS terrorist organization and established control over new points on the outskirts of Deir Ezzor city and its countryside.

Tourism Minister: Tourism sector will be an important extension of reconstruction

Beijing,(ST)-  Addressing the 22nd session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization in China, Minister of Tourism Bisher al- Yaziji called for lifting of unilateral tough economic measures imposed on the Syrian people, pointing out that Syria has not only been subjected to terrorism of armed groups but has also been subjected to terrorism of media that has tried to distort its image of Syria in addition to an economic and tourism terrorism through the imposition of sanctions on banks, aviation, airports and visitors to Syria.

'Story of Steadfastness' Festival Focuses on Media's Role in Creating Awareness about Resistance

The 1st Syrian Information Festival held Sunday at the Damascus Opera House under the banner 'Story of Steadfastness' -with the participation of  Arab and foreign media personalities plus Syrian public and private media outlets- included forum, photo exhibition and honoring ceremony.

According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the participating media personalities talked about resistance media in Syria, Iraq, Iran,Palestine and Lebanon.

Member of the Baath Arab Socialist Party's Regional Leadership Mahdi Dakhlallah said the Syrian journalists, who martyred during the ongoing terror war on Syria [started in 2011], were  standing on the frontlines defending the country.