Terrorists Fire Shells at al-Baath City in Quneitra

QUNEITRA – Terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra on Sunday fired shells at al-Baath city in Quneitra province, causing material damage, according to SANA.

 SANA’s correspondent in Quneitra said that al-Nusra terrorists located in al-Hamidiye village fired rocket and mortar shells at al-Baath city, causing material damage to properties, but no injuries were reported.

The correspondent said that the Syrian Arab Army’s artillery responded by targeting the sources of the attack, destroying shell launchers and inflicting losses upon the terrorists.

Terrorists Set Fire to Farmlands in Hadar Village in Quneitra

QUNEITRA – Terrorists groups on Saturday set fire to a large area of farmlands in Hadar village in the northern countryside of Quenitra, according to SANA.

SANA’s correspondent in Quenitra said that terrorists located in the wilderness of Jabatha al-Khashab area set fire to farmlands containing apple, cherry, and fig orchards in the vicinity of Hadar village, and that the fire is still blazing as of Saturday evening.

Aleppo Citadel Reopens Its Doors to Thousands of Visitors and Tourists

Aleppo– The citadel of Aleppo, the most important archaeological monument in the city and one of the most amazing places of Islamic architecture, has re-opened its doors for visitors and tourists after being rehabilitated and cleaned of the dust of terrorism, according too SANA.

The citadel is one of the oldest and largest castles in the world and has preserved its beauty throughout history as it walls and fortresses have stood in the face of invaders.

Patriarch Aphram II: We Will Remain in Syria; We Will Defend It and Defeat Terrorism

DAMASCUS– Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All East held mass on Friday evening at the St. George Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus, to mark the 103rd anniversary of the Seyfo massacres carried out by the Ottomans against Syriacs, SANA reported.

Defense Minister visits a military formation in southern region

Damascus - Upon the directives of President Bashar al-Assad, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Armed Forces Defense Minister Major Gen. Ali Abdullah Ayoub paid a field visit to one of military combating formations in the southern region.

During the visit, Ayoub congratulated them on the occasion of Eid al-Fiter and conveyed to combatants President al-Assad’s holiday greetings and appreciation for their steadfastness and sacrifices.

He also inspected the combat preparedness of the military formation and lauded the high morale of the army personnel, SANA reported.

Maj. Gen Ayoub was briefed by field commanders on the combat operations of the Army and Armed Forces in the area, stressing on the importance of combating the remnants of terrorists.

For their part, the army members voiced determination to continue to perform their missions in defense of the unity and independence of homeland.

The minister also visited injured army personnel in some military hospitals and congratulated them on the occasion of Eid al-Fiter holiday, wishing them a swift recovery.

Army seizes control of a number of points in al-Mayadeen western Badiya (desert)

Deir Ezzor - Units of the Syrian Arab Army, in cooperation with the allied forces, on Thursday restored security and stability to large areas in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, after they were completely cleared of Daesh terrorists.

Over the past few hours, a number of army and allied forces have carried out a swift military operation against Daesh organization, regaining control over several points in al-Mayadeen southwestern Badiya (desert).

SANA said that the liberated area extends from the road of Haqel al-Wared (field of roses), al-M’aezleh and al-Tammah, reaching to Ibn Muwain’e with 40 km-long axis.

SANA added that the army units conducted a thorough sweep of an area estimated at 2000 square kilometers in the western desert of al-Mayadeen western Badiya through which they dismantled dozens of IEDs and mines planted by Daesh terrorists before they were dismissed from the region.

3 civilians martyred, 8 wounded in terrorist rocket attack in Aleppo

Aleppo - Three civilians were martyred and eight others injured after terrorists in Aleppo western countryside fired a rocket shell on Tishreen neighborhood in Aleppo city.

The shell ripped through a residential building in the neighborhood, killing three and seriously wounding eight civilians, among them children, a source at Aleppo Police Command told SANA.

The death toll is expected to rise due to the serious injuries and critical cases caused by the shell.

SANA indicated that the Syrian army units in Aleppo responded with proportionate fire to the sources of the rocket fire, inflicting heavy losses on terrorists.