A civilian martyred, material damage caused in terrorist rocket attacks in Damascus

Damascus -  A civilian was martyred and material damage was caused on Monday due to the armed groups’ rocket attacks on Damascus in a new violation of the de-escalation zones agreement in Eastern Ghouta.

A source at Damascus Police Command told SANA that the armed groups fired a rocket shell, which landed on one of the citizens’ houses in Khaled Bin al-Waleed street in Damascus, killing a civilian and causing material damage to the place.

The source added that another shell fell in Arnous Square in Damascus, causing material damage but no casualties.

SANA added that the army units carried out intensive strikes against the terrorist positions in Eastern Ghouta from which they are targeting the residential neighborhoods, destroying their launcher pads and inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists in personnel.

Army regains control over Shkhaiter village in Hama countryside

Hama - Army units operating in Hama province made a new significant advancement in eradicating Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists from al-Sa’an area establishing control over Shkhaiter village 82 km to the northeast of Hama city.

SANA said that over the past few hours, army units, in cooperation with the supporting forces, expanded operations against Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the northeastern countryside of the province to target Jabhat al-Nusra hotbeds in Shkhaiter village.

SANA added that army units and the supporting forces broke into the terrorists’ dens in the village from different directions, and they engaged in violent clashes with them, leaving scores of terrorists dead and others injured, while their remnants fled away to the neighboring villages.

The fleeing terrorists pulled up the bodies of the killed terrorists from the streets of the village in an attempt to cover the heavy losses inflicted upon them in the personnel and equipment.

The army engineering units combed the whole village and dismantled tens of explosive devices and mines, according to SANA.

Al-Mikdad to Krahenbuhl: Syria Never Discriminated between Syrians and Palestinians

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syria has spared no effort as to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinians wherever they are in Syria and the government has treated the Palestinians in the same way as their Syrian brothers, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faisal al-Mikdad has stressed.

He made the remarks during his meeting on Monday with Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) Pierre Krahenbuhl and the accompanying delegation.

Indonesia Backs Syria's Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity: Diplomat

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Indonesian Ambassador in Damascus Joko Harianto has stressed his country's support for Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity, pointing out that the Syrian-Indonesian ties are distinguished.

In a statement to journalists during a reception held on the occasion of Indonesia's  72th  National Day, Harianto said Indonesia seeks enhancing its economic relations with Syria and works to amend the trade balance between the two countries.  He affirmed his country's willingness to take part in Syria's reconstruction.

Army retakes new areas in Hama, eliminates Daesh hotbeds in al-Boukamal

Provinces - Army units, in cooperation with the supporting forces, regained control over villages of Haran and Hardaneh in the northeastern countryside of Hama province on Sunday.

SANA said that the army units carried out a precise military operation targeting Jabhat al-Nusra hideouts in the two villages, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their hideouts.

SANA added that scores of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists fled away and army units are pursuing them in the area.

Meanwhile, SANA delegate to al-Boukamal city in Deir Ezzor province said the Syrian Arab Army and its allies eliminated the last hotbeds of Daesh (ISIS) terrorists in the city, noting that army’s engineering units continue sweeping operations to demine the city’s streets and neighborhoods.

Humanitarian Aid Convoy Arrives in Deir Ezzor

DEIR EZZOR, (ST)- The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) on Saturday delivered a humanitarian aid convoy of 28 trucks to Deir Ezzor.

According to a SARC statement, the convoy, which was presented by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the United Nations, contained food staff,  medical equipments and different necessary materials.

New terrorist rocket attacks kill a person

Damascus –One person was martyred and 28 at least were injured on Saturday as rocket shells fired by armed groups positioned in Eastern Ghouta hit several residential areas in Damascus and its countryside in a new violation of the de-escalation zone agreement in Eastern Ghouta.

A source at Damascus Police Command said that a person was martyred and 20 others were injured due to terrorist attack with rocket shells on the surrounding of al-Mujtahed Hospital in Damascus.