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Recent Remarks by US Officials on Establishing "Safe Zone" in Syria Provocative: Tehran

 TEHRAN, (ST)-The latest remarks by US officials on the establishment of  a so-called "safe zone" in Syria are provocative and worrisome, stressed Spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Abbas Mousavi .

In a statement on Sunday, Mousavi said "such procedures are destabilizing like other practices by US officials. They constitute an intervention in Syria's internal affairs and would create further chaos in the region".

The Iranian diplomat affirmed that the Americans' behavior in the northeastern part of Syria is a flagrant violation of the Syrian sovereignty and  territorial integrity and it contradicts the principles of the International law and the UN Charter.

Cabinet Discusses Final Preparations for Holding 61st Damascus International Fair

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The Cabinet on Sunday reviewed the final preparations and arrangements for holding the 61st Damascus International Fair between August 28th  and September 6th, 2019.

In its weekly session, chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, the cabinet also discussed efforts exerted by the concerned ministries and parties to make the coming fair a success in terms of organization, local and foreign participation as well as the cultural and artistic activities to be held on the sideline of the fair.

Syrian army units inflict heavy losses upon al-Nusra terrorists in Idleb countryside

IDLEB,(ST)_Syrian army units’ operations have focused- over the past hours- on the fortifications and hideouts of al-Nusra Front terrorists at the axis Kafridon- Sabbagheyeh in the countryside of Khan Sheikhon in the south of Idleb, according to the Syrian News Agency (SANA).

The agency reported today that army units targeted with rockets and artillery terrorist organizations in Kafer Sejneh and al-Naqir areas where many terrorists were killed and injured amid a state of collapse among terrorist organizations in the southern countryside of Idleb.

A car bomb explosion in Qamishli City

On August 18, a car bomb exploded in al-Arbawiadistrict opposite the Industrial Secondary School in al-Qamishli city, 600km northeast Damascus.

An eyewitness said to Syria Times  two civilians were killed and others were injured and hospitalized at Al-Rahmah Hospital.

Syrian army units expand their control in the south of Idleb

IDLEB, (ST)_ Syrian army units have been engaged- over the past two days- in fierce clashes with al-Nusra Front terrorists towards Mdaya town in the northwest of Khan Sheikhon city in the southern countryside of Idleb after the units captured towns of Abdin, Kherbet Abdin and Em Zeiton in the west of the city.

According to the Syrian News Agencyv(SANA), the clashes ended in the death of many terrorists and the run away of others towards the heart of the southern side of Idleb. 

Over 400.000 captagon pills seized in Damascus countryside

DAMASCUS COUNTRYSIDE, (ST)_ The competent authorities have seized 400.000 captagon pills in Damascus countryside, according to the Syria AlIkhbaria TV Channel.

The TV channel made it clear that the gang members were arrested while they were moving from the central region towards the south of the country.

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US-Turkish Deal on So-Called "Safe Zone" in Syria Serves "Israel": Former Turkish Deputy PM

ANKARA, (ST)- Former Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Abdullatif Sener has reiterated that the US-Turkish deal on establishing a so-called "safe zone" in the northern part of  Syria serves "Israel".

In a statement to the Turkish Bizim TV Channel, Sener held the President of the Turkish regime Recep Tayyib Erdogan responsible for the presence of the terrorist organizations in Syria, stressing that Erdogan's regime has provided all forms of support to the terrorist groups in order to destroy Syria in the service of "Israel".

Sener said that Erdogan "threatens Israel only in words. He is not serious about his threats and all he says in this regard aims to cheat the Turkish people, because he will never do anything against Israel."