People’s Assembly discharges Mrs. Hadyiah Abbas from her post as Speaker

Damascus - People’s Assembly issued a resolution on Thursday discharging Mrs. Hadyiah Abbas from her post as Speaker,with a majority of member votes, SANA reported.

“The Assembly held a session today to discuss its internal regulation, meantime, Speaker Abbas, prevented some members from submitting their interposition and she turned a blind eye to their willingness to discuss a number of articles according to the constitutional rules, then suddenly she announced the end of discussions,” a statement by the PA said on its website page.

The statement added that some members opposed the voting, insisting that the discussions didn’t end, describing the Speaker’s behavior as “irresponsible and illegal.”

Later, in light of the democratic principles, 164 members submitted a request to discharge Mrs. Abbas from her post as a speaker.

The assembly held a session at 8.00 p.m. and issued a resolution to discharge Abbas from her post.

Russian Air Force destroys vehicles and sites for ISIS in Hama

Hama – A military source said that the Russian Air Force launched intensive strikes on sites and movement axes of ISIS terrorists in Jub al-Abyad area in the eastern countryside of Salamiyeh in Hama province, SANA reported.

The airstrikes resulted in the destruction of sites, vehicles loaded with ammunition and vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns for ISIS.

31 persons from Aleppo’s Manbij have their legal status settled

Aleppo – Some 31 persons from Manbij area in Aleppo had their legal status settled at Aleppo branch of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party.

Those had earlier turned themselves in to the authorities, which have released themand settled their situation after they pledged to not do any act that would affect the security of the country and the safety of citizens.

Kosachev: US decision to shut down training program of “Syrian opposition” enhances Russian-US cooperation

Moscow – The Head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian Upper House of Parliament Konstantin Kosachev said the U.S. decision to shut down the US Central Intelligence Agency’s program to equip and train “moderate opposition” in Syria opens new opportunities for Russian-US cooperation in the war on terrorism in the country, SANA reported.

“Certainly, this is the long-awaited and excellent news. No doubt, such a turn creates new opportunities for Russian-US cooperation in anti-terror in that country,” Kosachev wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday.

Indian Foreign Minister: Intensifying meetings to increase cooperation and establish joint projects

New Delhi – India’s State Minister for External Affairs, Vijay Kumar Singh, affirmed his country’s keenness on maintaining the historical relations with Syria and its readiness to enhance cooperation with it to upgrade bilateral relations to the highest level in all fields.

During a meeting with Syrian Ambassador to India Riyadh Abbas, Singh stressed the need to exchange visits and intensify meetings in order to develop ways of future joint cooperation between the two countries, including the establishment of joint projects and investments in Syria in the reconstruction phase.

For his part, Abbas expressed appreciation of the Syrian government for the Indian stance and the positive role played by India with regard to the crisis in Syria, pointing out that the Syrian government has set a policy of heading towards friendly countries concerning the process of reconstruction, including India, SANA reported.

Army intensifies airstrikes on ISIS positions, leaving many terrorists dead

Provinces – The Syrian Air Force conducted a series of sorties on positions and movements of ISIS terrorist organization in the city of Deir Ezzor and its surroundings.

SANA said the Syrian army intensified airstrikes on gatherings and positions of ISIS in the neighborhoods of al-Huweiqeh al-Sharqiyeh, al-Sinaa, al-Hamidiyeh, al-Orfi, al-Ardi in the city of Deir Ezzor.

ISIS positions were also targeted in the vicinity of the Regiment, al-Raqqa Bridge, the airport, al-Tharda area, al-Jafra and al-Jneineh village in the surroundings of the city.

Upon directives of President al-Assad, a governmental delegation visits Homs to inspect its economic, service situation

Homs - Upon directives of President Bashar al-Assad, a governmental delegation, headed by Prime Minister Imad Khamis started on Thursday a four-day work visit to Homs province to inspect the economic and service situation in the province.

The delegation, which embraces 13 ministers, started its meetings at al-Baath Arab Socialist Party’s building in the province, as members of the party proposed initial review on the requirements of the province on the economic level.