Haddad, Bogdanov Discuss Situation in Syria after Zionist and Turkish Acts of Aggression on Syrian Territories

MOSCOW, (ST)-  Russian president’s special envoy for Middle East and African countries and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov met Syria’s Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad on Friday and discussed with him   the situation in Syria following recent Turkish and Israeli acts of aggression on Syrian territories.

 In a statement, the Russian Foreign Ministry said the two sides exchanged views on the development of the situation in and around Syria, including with account of the recent flagrant violations of Syria’s sovereignty by the Turkish regime and "Israel".

Al-Attar to Tunisian Delegation: Syria Plays Key Role in Enhancing Culture of Resistance

 Vice-President Dr. Najah al-Attar has underscored that Syria plays pivotal role in enhancing culture of resistance and national unity.

Attar's remark came during her meeting on Thursday with a Tunisian delegation representing Ez-Zitouna University.

"Syria has faced all forms of conspiracies and it has triumphed in the era of President Hafez Al-Assad and it will triumph now under the leadership of President Bashar Al-Assad," Dr. al-Attar said, pointing out that intellectuals have an important role in confronting forces of evil, especially Zionist movement that target the Arab nation.

She called for unifying efforts to support the Palestinian cause, referring to the fact that Ez-Zitouna University has played a key role in disseminating enlightenment thought.

Turkish regime launches aggression on Ras al-Ayn, causing water break off that feed al-Hasaka

Hasaka - Turkish regime forces on Thursday attacked infrastructure and installations in Ras al-Ayn region to the north-west of al-Hasaka.

The Turkish regime artillery shelled Allouk wells’ station; nearly 7 km to the east of Ras al-Ayn, causing huge material damages to the station to make it out of service, yet, breaking off drinking water in al-Hasaka and its countryside, SANA reported.

Army expands control in al-maqaber area in Deir Ezzor

Provinces - Army and Armed Force Units achieved a new advancement in their continued operations against positions of ISIS terrorists in the southern part of Deir Ezzor City.

Army units, in cooperation with the backing forces, established control over Talet Hassan and a number of the strategic points after engaging in fierce clashes with ISIS terrorists to the west of Liwa al-Tamin on the southern axis of the city, SANA reported.

Syria condemns frantic campaign of misleading and lying launched by French Foreign Minister on Khan Sheikhoun Crime

Damascus - Syria strongly condemned the frantic campaign of misleading and lies and fabricated allegations launched by French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault regarding the crime of Khan Sheikhoun, stressing that the lies and allegations of the French Government represent a blatant aggression and an outrageous violation of the authorities of the international organizations specialized in this regard in attempt to hide the truth of this crime and who stands behind it, SANA reported.

Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that “The Syrian Arab Republic condemns the frantic campaign of misleading and lies and the fabricated allegations launched by French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault regarding the crime of Khan Sheikhoun which shows without any doubt the involvement of France in preparing this crime in the framework of its full partnership in the aggression on Syria.”

Occupation Aggression against a Military Post

DAMASCUS, (ST_ Israeli launched an aggression  against a military post , Southern West Damascus International Airport, causing some material damage, a military source announced.

Fighting Terrorism Requires Implementing Relevant International Resolutions, Abandoning Double Standards Policies

MOSCOW, (ST)- Fighting terrorism requires implementing relevant international legitimacy resolutions and adopting a just policy away from double standards, Syria's Deputy Defense Minister Gen. Mahmoud Abdul Wahab Shawa has underscored.

In a statement at Moscow Sixth International Security Conference on Wednesday, Gen. Shawa said that fighting terrorism also needs taking viable procedures to uproot  terrorism, through eliminating domination policies, putting an end to colonialist expansion and to the use of terrorism as a political means, respecting other nationalities and cultures and adopting punitive measures against the countries that support, sponsor and fund terrorism.