Syria, South Ossetia Sign Agreement on Establishing Diplomatic Ties

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syria and South Ossetia has signed an agreement on establishing diplomatic ties.

The agreement was signed by Deputy Premier Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Walid al-Moallem and the Foreign Minister of South Ossetia Dmitry Nikolayevich Medoyev following heir meeting on Sunday.

Talks during the meeting dealt with the importance of starting the boosting of bilateral relations between the two countries.

Al-Moallem said that the visit of Minister Medoyev and the accompanying delegation to Syria reflects the two countries’ interest in enhancing bilateral ties in the service the peoples of both countries.

The deputy premier reviewed developments of the situation in Syria and the region in the light of the victories being achieved by the Syrian Arab army and its allies on terrorism and its supporters.

UN Association of Syria: ‘Jewish Nation-State’ law breaches UN charter

The ‘Jewish-Nation State’ law adopted by the Israeli Knesset during a session in Jerusalem on July 19-2018 is an egregious violation of the charter of the United Nations, the president of United Nations Association (UNA) of Syria Dr. George Jabbour  stressed in a letter sent to the UN Secretary-General on Saturday.

The letter, obtained by the Syriatimes e-newspaper, said that Israel has been created in accordance with UN resolution but the new law [Jewish-Nation State] is a declaration of abandoning the UN charter.

Army liberates 21 towns, villages and farms in the southern region

Quneitra - A military source announced Saturday that army units established control over 21 towns, villages and farms  in the area between Daraa and Quneitra countryside were liberated after eliminating all terrorists there.

The sources said that the areas over which the army established control are: Nabeaa al-Sakhir, al-Marbaat, al-Mouneihat, Majdolia , Kom al-Basha, Ain al-Basha, Um Batneh, Momtneh, Rasm al-Khawali, Rasm al-Halabi, Zoubeideh, al-Sheirfeh, and al-Yarzan.

International coalition commits new massacre against civilians in Deir Ezzor countryside

Deir Ezzor – The warplanes of the US-led international coalition committed a new massacre against civilians from al-Sousa town in the countryside of al-Bukamal city southeast of Deir Ezzor.

Local sources told SANA that the coalition’s warplanes carried out an airstrike targeting a group of civilians fleeing al-Sousa town to escape the coalition’s arbitrary bombardments and the crimes of Daesh (ISIS) terrorists that are present in the town, killing and injuring many of the civilians.

Second batch of Kefraya and al-Fouaa locals arrive in Lattakia city

Lattakia - Second batch of Kefraya and al-Fouaa locals, including 600 persons coming from Jibrin temporary housing center in Aleppo arrived in Lattakia city on Saturday to a warm popular welcome at the entrance to the Grand Prophet’s compound.

SANA said that hundreds of Lattakia locals gathered before the Grand Prophet’s compound, welcoming 120 families from of Kefraya and al-Fouaa who have endured a three-year siege by terrorists.

Terrorists evacuated from Mahajjeh and Nawa in Daraa province

Daraa - Terrorists who refused to sign up to an agreement stipulating for eliminating all armed manifestations and the return of state institutions to Mahajja town in Daraa northern countryside have been evacuated from the town.

SANA said 10 buses carrying 250 terrorists have left the town to northern Syria.

SANA said that the authorities will have the legal status of those willing to join reconciliation settled ahead of restoring normal life and the return of state institutions.

Evacuation of second batch of terrorists from Quneitra countryside to the north of Syria continues

Quneitra – The process of evacuating the second batch of terrorists who refused to be part of the reconciliation process from Um Batina village in Quneitra countryside began on Saturday evening, as stipulated by an agreement reached to eliminate terrorist presence in the area.

SANA said that 33 buses have been prepared to transport hundreds of terrorists and their families from Um Batina, and that the buses are searched carefully to ensure that terrorists don’t take anyone against their will with them, adding that the process will continue until the second batch is evacuated.

Earlier, SANA said that buses have started to leave the village, carrying the second batch of terrorists who will be transported to the north of Syria, indicating that the terrorists from all over Quneitra countryside have been assembled inside the village ahead of evacuating them to the north.

55 buses left on Friday to the north of Syria carrying hundreds of terrorists and their families in implementation of the aforementioned agreement.