More Displaced Families Return to Their Homes in Aleppo and Idleb Countryside

IDLEB, (ST)-New batch of displaced families returned on Saturday to their villages and towns in Aleppo and Idleb countryside via Abu al-Duhour crossing in Idleb southeastern countryside after the Syrian Arab army had liberated these areas from terrorism.   

SANA reporter in Aleppo said that the crossing witnessed intensive return of families to their houses s in Aleppo and Idleb countryside after the army has expelled terrorist groups and restored security and stability there. The locals arrived in their areas by vehicles carrying their luggage as well as personal properties and agricultural equipments.  

Ambassador Ala: Syria’s Presidency of Conference on Disarmament is Important Political Victory

GENEVA – The United Nations Conference on Disarmament concluded its activities on Friday under the presidency of the Syrian Arab Republic.

Speaking to SANA after the closing session of the Conference, Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Hussam Eddin Ala, said that the success achieved by Syria in heading this Conference and the great support it received from its active members constituted an important political victory as it coincided with Syria’s victories in its war against terrorism.

Syrian Parliamentarians: Fighting Terrorism a Gate to Make the Region a Safer Place

GENEVA, (ST)- Fighting terrorism will be a real gate to maintain human rights and a step towards making the Mediterranean area a more just and a safer world and wider place for human rights, said Member of the Syrian People's Assembly Boutrus Murjaneh on Friday during the concluding session of the joint meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) and Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

The non implementation of the UN General Assembly's decision No. 2625, which calls on all countries to stop funding, encouraging and facilitating terrorist activities that seek changing countries' regimes by force, in addition to the disregarding of human rights laws, have left no country safe or immune against human rights violation.

Terrorists set fire to fields in Quneitra countryside

Quneitra – Terrorists set fire to farmlands in Tal al-Hamriya area south of Hadar village in Quneitra countryside.

SANA said that terrorists set fire to vineyards and orchards in Tal al-Hamriya area on Friday evening, causing a large number of fruit trees to burn down.

SANA said that it is difficult to reach the area and extinguish the flames because terrorists target with shells and gunfire any person or vehicle that approaches the area, asserting that the flames are still burning as of the time of reporting this incident.

SANA added that the fire caused considerable damage in Hersh Sheita area that contained pine trees that are over 25 years old.

This is the third time that terrorists started fire in farmlands during the past two weeks.

Terrorists fire shells at Dama village in Sweida countryside

Sweida – Terrorists located in the eastern countryside of Daraa province targeted with mortar shells the village of Dama in the northwestern countryside of Sweida province, causing material damage.

SANA said that terrorists located in al-Lajat area in Daraa’s eastern countryside fired 5 mortar shells at Dama village in the far northwestern countryside of Sweida province, causing material damage to homes, but thankfully there were no injuries.

Army continues to advance in Badiya desert, inflicting heavy losses upon Daesh

Sweida – Syrian Arab Army units continued to advance in their operations against Daesh (ISIS) terrorists in the Badiya desert.

SANA said that army units carried out precise concentrated operations targeting Daesh hideouts in the far northeastern part of Sweida province in the direction of the Badiya desert, inflicting heavy losses against the terrorist organization.

SANA said that as a result of the operations, the army managed to reach the Sheikh Hussein Tomb area in the province where they are establishing positions to continue advancing and end the presence of the terror organization in the nearby areas.

Al-Jaafari: Syria Supports Argentina’s Legitimate Rights to Malvinas Islands

NEW YORK– Syria’s Permanent Representative at the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, said that colonialism constitutes a crime which violates the Charter of the United Nations, the Declaration on Decolonization and principles of the International Law.

Al-Jaafari made his remarks during a meeting for the UN Special Committee on Decolonization on the issue of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas), according to SANA.

 “Syria has been defending steadfastly the right of all peoples to self-determination,” said al-Jaafari, adding that his country could not accept the right to self‑determination being used to justify a dispute imposed by settlement in defiance of Argentina’s rights and violates the territorial integrity of Argentina since 1833.