Army responds to breaches of al-Nusra terrorists, destroys their dens in northern Hama

Hama - Syrian Arab army has conducted intensive strikes on movements of terrorist groups in response to their repeated breaches of de-escalation zone agreement and attacking military points and safe villages.

SANA said that the army units operating in in Hama northern countryside carried out precision strikes on the direction of movement of Jabhat al-Nusra-linked terrorist groups and their supply lines in the towns of in al-Sahriya and  al- Qaroutiya in Jabal Shashabo in northern Hama.

SANA added that terrorists suffered heavy losses in lives as their dens, some containing weapons and ammunition, were destroyed.

On Monday, the army units thwarted an attack by al-Nusra terrorists  on safe areas in the direction of al-Hamamiyat.

SANA said that terrorists suffered heavy losses in lives and equipment while the rest of them were forced to flee away. Equipment and quantities of weapons and ammunition in possession of terrorists were destroyed.

Terrorist groups target with rocket shells Breidij, Kafar Naboudeh in northern Hama

Hama - The terrorist groups have targeted with rocket shells the towns of Breidij and Kafar Naboudeh in northern Hama, renewing their breach of the de-escalation zone agreement .

SANA said that the terrorist groups positioned in the northern countryside adjacent to the administrative border with Idleb province on Tuesday targeted with a number of rocket shells towns of Breidij and Kafar Naboudeh.

SANA added that the terrorist attacks caused material damage to some houses, public and private properties and to the infrastructure.

The army immediately responded to the terrorists’ breaches by shelling their sites, inflicting losses upon them and destroying a number of rocket launch pads.

One martyred, another injured by terrorists-planted mine in Damascus Countryside

Damascus Countryside - One civilian was martyred and another was injured in a landmine explosion from the remnants of terrorist organizations in Harasta, in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside.

A source at Damascus Countryside Police Command told SANA that terrorists-planted landmine exploded in an agricultural land in Harasta, northeast of Damascus, while farmers were engaged in farming their land.

The source added that the explosion claimed the life of a 60-year-old man and the injury of another person.

On May 11, one child was martyred and his two brothers  were injured when a landmine left behind by terrorists went off in Sakka village in al-Ghezlaniya area in Eastern Ghouta .

Yazigi at World Health Assembly: Syrian state provides healthcare despite economic sanctions

Geneva – The activities of the 72nd World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), continued on Tuesday, with the participation of a Syrian delegation headed by Health Minister Dr. Nizar Yazigi.

In a speech at the Assembly, Yazigi reviewed the efforts exerted by the Syrian state to provide healthcare and medical services to citizens across the country despite all challenges and the economic sanctions imposed on the Syrian people.

He said that the Ministry set a number of priorities in light of the terrorist war on Syria, mainly continuing to provide free healthcare, dealing with contagious diseases, providing prosthetics, rehabilitating injured persons, providing medicine for people with terminal diseases and cancer for free, and carrying out vaccination campaigns, SANA reported.

The Minister said that all possible resources have been allocated to rehabilitate health establishments damaged by terrorism, noting that pharmaceutical production has made strides in covering the needs of the local market, covering 90% of it through 89 factories.

Khamis to Tirumurti: Looking forward to bolstering trade, investment, and scientific relations with India

Damascus – Prime Minister Imad Khamis on Tuesday received Secretary for Economic Relations in the Ministry of External Affairs of India, Shri T. S. Tirumurti, and the accompanying delegation.

Talks during the meeting touched on cooperation prospects between the two countries in the fields of economy and investment, as well as the participation of Indian companies in the reconstruction process, and the preparations for the meetings of the Syrian-Indian Joint Committee for Cooperation which will be held soon, SANA reported.

Syria: Terrorism Is the Main Threat to Security and Stability of Entire World

DUSHANBE – Syria affirmed that terrorism is the main threat to international and regional security and stability, stressing the need to pressure the states that support terrorism in Syria and the regions to cease their funding, arming, and protecting of terrorists.

This came in a speech delivered by Syria’s Ambassador to Iran Adnan Mahmoud at the High-level Conference “International and Regional Cooperation on Countering Terrorism and Its Financing Through Illicit Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime” held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, according to SANA.

Mahmoud said that Syria and its allies managed to defeat terrorism in most Syrian areas, and that the Syrian state is determined to eliminate terrorism completely across its territory and end all illegal foreign presence on its soil.

He said that combating terrorism requires that certain Western and regional states correct their strategic mistakes by stopping their support for terrorism and abiding by Security Council resolutions on counter-terrorism.

India’s Participation in Syria’s Reconstruction Process Discussed

 DAMASCUS, (ST)- Deputy Premier, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Walid al-Moallem and the Indian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs TS Tirumurti met in Damascus on Monday to discuss ways of enhancing Syrian-Indian ties including economic and trade cooperation.

Talks between the two sides also focused on India’s participation in Syria’s reconstruction process and on preparations to hold meetings of the third session of the Syrian-Indian committee for economic, cultural, scientific and technical cooperation in Damascus in the near future.

Developments in Syria and the war on terrorism were also discussed.