Terrorists in Eastern Ghouta Impede Civilians' Exit

MOSCOW- Terrorists in Syrian Eastern Ghouta continue to hinder civilians' evacuation from the controlled areas, the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said on Friday, according to Sputnik.

"Situation in Eastern Ghouta has been exacerbated. Illegal armed formations has been denying citizens the right to freely exit the controlled areas. Most of the civilians badly need urgent medical aid," the center's statement read.

Eastern Ghouta is one of Syrian de-escalation zones, established during the Astana talks, with Russia, Iran and Turkey serving as guarantors of the agreements.

Armed groups fire 70 rocket shells on Medical Surgery Hospital and residential areas in Damascus and Jaramana

Damascus – One civilian was martyred and 60 others were injured on Friday due to 70 rocket shells fired by the armed groups on the residential neighborhoods of Damascus and its Countryside, in a new violation of the de-escalation zone agreement, SANA reported.

One civilian martyred, others injured in Turkish shelling on Afrin


Aleppo – More civilians were martyred and injured as the Turkish regime escalated its aggression on Afrin area.

Civil sources told SANA that the Turkish regime forces on Thursday targeted with heavy artillery Jinderes town, killing one civilian and injuring three others, one of them in critical condition.

The sources added that the Turkish shelling caused severe material damage to public properties, crops and the houses of residents.

Turkish Regime Forces Destroy Aid Convoy on Way to Afrin

ALEPPO, (ST)- Turkish regime forces last night destroyed an aid convoy which was on its way to Afrin. At least 13 civilians were killed and wounded.

According to SANA reporter, the Turkish army's artillery targeted  with more than 50 shells a convoy of trucks as well as buses and cars carrying aid, gas salenders and fuel tanks to Afrin. The convoy was shelled near al-Zeyara village before arriving Afrin city in Aleppo northern countryside.

Exposing Lives of Millions of Citizens in Damascus to Danger to Protect Terrorists in Ghouta Is Unacceptable

NEW YORK, (ST)- Syria's Permanent Representative to the United Nations has stressed that the terrorist groups in Eastern Ghouta target Damascus on a daily basis with hundreds of rockets and mortar shells, reiterating that exposing the lives of 8 million Syrians in Damascus to danger to protect terrorists in Eastern Ghouta is unacceptable.

Al-Jaafari, who was speaking during a Security Council session on Friday on the situation in Syria, said "the draft resolution submitted by Kuwait and Sweden to the Security Council on the situation in Syria was not coordinated with Syria's delegation and this is a shame." 

France not Eligible for a Role in Peace Process in Syria as long as It Supports Terrorism

DAMASCUS– Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said that France is not eligible to play any role in the peace process in Syria as long as it provides support to terrorism and its hands are soaked in Syrian blood, reaffirming the Syrian state’s rejection of France’s hostile attitudes and threats which aim at exerting more political pressure on the Syrian sovereignty, according to SANA.

The Ministry sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General and President of the UN Security Council in response to statements by the Permanent Representative of France to the UNon February 7, 2018, the Ministry noted that France has never stopped its policy in circulating allegations and lies which lack credibility through its letters whose main objective is to distort facts and protect Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization which was designated by the UNSC as al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria.

Three civilians martyred, 22 others injured due to attacks with shells in Damascus and its Countryside

Damascus - Three civilians, two children among them, were martyred and 22 other citizens were injured when the armed groups fired shells on Damascus and its Countryside in a new violation of the de-escalation zone agreement in Eastern Ghouta.

A source at Damascus Police Command told SANA that armed groups positioned in Eastern Ghouta fired on Thursday a mortar shell on Barzeh neighborhood, killing a child and injuring six civilians.