Internal Security Forces units enter al-Rheibeh town

Damascus countryside - Units of Internal Security Forces on Wednesday entered al-Rheibeh town in Eastern Qalamoun after ending the evacuation process of the terrorists and their families who rejected the reconciliation agreement to northern Syria.

SANA said that hundreds of locals in al-Rheibeh town gathered in the public square, hailing the sacrifices of the Syrian Arab Army and calling for reconstructing the homeland and defending it against terrorism.

Scores of IEDs dismantled, militants’ legal status settled in Rahiba

Damascus - The legal status of a number of militants in al-Rhaiba town in eastern Qalamoun was settled on Wednesday after they handed over their arms to authorities.

Speaking to SANA, a member at the local reconciliation committee said that after the process of removing the terrorists and their families ended and terms of the agreement to hand over heavy and medium weapons to the Syrian Arab Army were implemented, the legal status of the militants was settled today after the handover of light weapons.

Army intensifies operations against terrorists’ position to the south of Damascus

Damascus - Syrian Arab Army units on Wednesday intensified strikes against positions and main supply routes of the terrorist organizations which are positioned in al-Hajar al-Aswad in the framework of the continued military operation to secure the area to the south of Damascus and to eradicate terrorism in it.

SANA said that since midnight, army units carried out intensive strikes against terrorists’ positions in al-Hajar al-Aswad, destroying many of their vehicles and positions along with the ammunition and equipment inside them.

SANA added that the army’s ground forces continued to advance from different directions after breaking the defenses of the terrorist organizations, and they were able to cut off many of the terrorists’ supply and movement routes after fierce clashes in which many terrorists were killed or injured.

Internal Security Forces units enter Jeroud after moving out terrorists and their families to north of Syria

Damascus Countryside – Units of Internal Security Forces entered the Jeroud twon on Tuesday after evacuating the terrorists and their families from the town.

The citizens gathered in the town’s public square carrying the national flags to welcome the Internal Security Forces units and celebrating the defeat of terrorism.

Ambassador Ala: Syria rejects attempts of politicization and double standards policy adopted by some countries


Geneva - Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Hussam Eddin Ala, said that Syria rejects attempts of some countries to politicize and adopt double standards policy regarding nuclear weapons, SANA reported.

Ala, speaking at the 2nd Preparatory session of the 2020 Non- Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, added that Syria is one of the first countries to join the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in 1968, affirming Syria still respects its obligations under the provisions of the Treaty.

Armenian Ambassador: Turkish acts in Syria are extension of what they committed against Armenians


Damascus – Armenian Ambassador to Syria Arshak Poladian said that history repeats itself, and what Turkish politicians are perpetrating against the Syrian people nowadays is an extension of what they have done to the Armenian people in the past.

On April 24, the Armenians commemorate the anniversary of the genocide in which one and a half million Armenians were killed at the hands of the Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1923, in one of the most repulsive massacres in human history.

Speaking to SANA, the Ambassador said that although 103 years have passed since the Armenian genocide, the Armenian people are still struggling to regain their rights and their stolen territory, adding that the issue of the Armenians is presented in international forums and the Armenian people insist on recognition and condemnation of the genocide.

Five martyred, 22 injured in terrorists’ shelling attack on Damascus

Damascus – Five people were martyred and 22 others got injured when terrorists fired a mortar shell on Nahr Aisha neighborhood in Damascus.

A source at Damascus Police Command told SANA on Tuesday that terrorists positioned in southern Damascus fired a mortar shell on a populated street in Nahr Aisha area, claiming the lives of five people and injuring 22 others.