Syria Closer than Ever to Announcing Final Victory over Terrorism: Sabbagh to Jordanian Delegtion

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Visits by Arab organizations and parties to Syria are very important to explain the terrorist war Syria has been facing and the crimes committed by western and regional-backed and funded terrorist organizations against the Syrians, Speaker of the People's Assembly (PA) Hammoudah al-Sabbagh stressed during his meeting on Thursday with a delegation representing the Jordanian Construction Contractors Association (JCCA).

Sabbagh said that Syria is closer than ever to announcing a complete victoy over terrorism and its supporters. He expressed hope that cooperation between the Syrian and Jordanian syndicates will be enhanced in the era of reconstructing what terrorism has destroyed.

Pedersen Describes His Meeting with al-Moallem as Constructive

DAMASCUS– UN Special Envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen underlined the importance of the political solution to the crisis in Syria based on the Security Council’s resolution No. 2254 which affirms the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and calls for a political solution led by Syria and facilitated by the UN, SANA reported.

In a tweet on Thursday quoted by Sputnik Agency, Pedersen described his meeting with Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem as “constructive” and it affirms the importance of the political solution to the crisis.

Army retaliates to terrorists’ breaches in Hama Countryside, foils infiltration attempt

Hama -  Syrian Arab Army units operating in Hama northern countryside retaliated with appropriate weapons to terrorist groups’ attacks on military points that protect civilians in safe villages and towns.

SANA said that the army units on Thursday launched intensive missile strikes on the positions of ” Al-Ezza Brigades”  terrorists and their movements in Kafr Zeita in retaliation to  their breaches of the demilitarized zone agreement and targeting with sniper fire the military points in Hama northern countryside.

The strikes, SANA added, resulted in inflicting losses upon terrorists in personnel and equipment and destroying their fortified positions from which they were launching  their attacks on military points.

The army units also thwarted terrorist groups’ attempt to sneak into the outskirts of Ma’rkebeh town in Hama northern countryside, leaving its members killed or injured.

On Wednesday, army units conducted precision operations on fortified positions of terrorist groups that tried to infiltrate from the direction of Hasraya and al-Latamina towns into the military points positioned in Hams northern countryside.

Archbishop Atallah Hanna: Everyone says no to occupation and its practices in al-Quds is threatened with arrest

Al-Quds, (ST)_ Archbishop of Sebastia of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of al-Quds [Jerusalem] Atallah Hanna  has briefed a visiting delegation of Australian parliamentarians about Israel’s dangerous violations and its targeting of Palestinian Christian and Muslim holy sites in the occupied Palestine.

According to a newsletter sent by the Archbishop office to the Syria Times e-newspaper, His Eminence underscored the need to convey the voice of Palestinian people to the whole world as the Palestinian cause is a just cause and the Palestinians have the right to live in peace in their homeland.

Syrian-Russian Friendship Resulted in Alliance against Terrorism: Sabbagh

DAMASCUS, (ST)-The Syrian-Russian friendship relations are deeply-rooted and they have witnessed great development at all levels, Speaker of the People’s Assembly (PA) Hammoudah al-Sabbagh said on Wednesday.

During his meeting with a Russian parliamentary delegation led by Dmitry Sablin, Member of the state Douma, Sabbagh said this friendship have resulted over the past years in an alliance to fight and defeat terrorism.

The PA Speaker urged deepening ties between the legislative institutions in both Syria and Russia and intensifying mutual parliamentary visits that serve further development  of bilateral ties.

Continuous Fruitful Cooperation between Syria, ICRC Discussed

 DAMASCUS, (ST)- Deputy Minister of Foreign Affaris and Expatriates Faysal al-Mikdad has stressed Syria's readiness to continue the constructive and fruiful cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in order to provide as big assistance to the Syrians as possible.

During his meeting on Wednesday with the new Head of the ICRC in Syria Philip Spoerri, the successor of Marianne Gasser, al-Mikdad said that Syria respects the mandate of the international committee which has been committed to neutrality in its humanitarian mission and its nobel goals as well as the principles of International Humanitarian Law.

Ala: The Syrian Government Is the Side which Cares the Most about Its Citizens

GENEVA- Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Hussam Eddin Ala said that the Syrian government is the side which cares the most about the lives of the Syrians and it is continuing to take measures for protecting them from the terrorist organizations’ crimes and to deliver humanitarian aid to those who are in need in all areas , and preventing it from access the terrorists, according to SANA.

Speaking at Human Rights Council session on the rights of the child in Syria on Wednesday, Ala said that the Syrian government has opened safe corridors for the exit of civilians who were used as human shields by terrorist groups in the areas where they are spread, as the government has also provided them with temporary housing shelters, where they have been supplied with basic needs, in cooperation with the NGOs.