Syria participates in the 24th Conference of Arab Lawyers Federation in Tunisia

Tunisia- The twenty-fourth General Conference of the Arab Lawyers federation (ALF), under the theme "Advocacy and Protection of the Nation's Issues and the Achievement of Justice", began in Tunis with the participation of some 1,500 lawyers from various Arab countries, including Syria.

The three-day conference addresses the most important current issues in various Arab countries.

First Lady Takes Part in Festivity on Protecting, Preserving Syrian Cultural Heritage

DAMASCUS, (ST)- First Lady, Mr. Asma al-Assad has stressed that  Syria is the cradle of diverse rich cultures and that targeting this diversity and richness has been continuous over the past decades until now, pointing out that the current war on Syria, besides being a military, geographical and economic war, is also a cultural war targeting the Syrians' identity, belongingness, roots and cultural heritage.  

In a video posted on the Syrian Presidency's Facebook page, Mrs. Asma said "targeting the Syrian heritage and artifacts has been systematic over the past eight years, yet, we have been adherent to our tangible and intangible heritage," noting that the first element of the Syrian intangible heritage was included in UNISCO world heritage list and that four other elements will be nominated for inclusion.

Dozens assaults on al-Bagouz Camp launched by Intel Coalition

Deir Ezzor – Warplanes of the US-led International Coalition on Saturday launched dozens of airstrikes on al-Bagouz Camp in eastern part of Deir Ezzor Province, Claiming lives of many citizens and injuring others..

local sources told SANA that many of the killed citizens are women and children escaping atrocities of Deash terrorists (ISIS).

Four civilians killed by Daesh terrorists in al-Sawwaneh in Homs countryside

Homs – Four civilians were martyred on Saturday at the hands of a group of Daesh (ISIS) terrorists that infiltrated al-Sawwaneh area in the southeastern countryside of Homs province.

SANA said that a group of terrorists from Daesh riding a car and a motorbike snuck into al-Sawwaneh area 25 km southwest of Tadmur (Palmyra) city, and attacked a small cheese production facility, claiming the lives of four civilians and causing damage to the facility.

SANA said that the terrorists stole a refrigerator truck from the facility and fled after the attack.

5 martyred, 40 injured by rocket attack in Hama, mine blast in Deir Ezzor

Hama/Deir Ezzor –  A woman was martyred and other four civilians, two kids included, were injured due to terrorist attack with rocket shells on al-Suqaylabiyah city in northern Hama in a new violation of the de-escalation zone agreement .

SANA said that terrorist groups, positioned in the northern countryside adjacent to the administrative borders with Idleb on Saturday targeted with a number of rocket shells the residential neighborhoods in al-Suqaylabiyah city in Hama northern countryside, claiming the life of a woman and injuring other four civilians.

The attack also caused material damage to public and private properties, SANA added.

Later, SANA said four civilians were martyred and 36 others were injured when a landmine left behind by Daesh (ISIS) terrorists went off in al-Shoula area in Deir Ezzor countryside.

Army foils infiltration attempts, destroy terrorist equipment in Hama

Hama - Units of the Syrian Arab army on Saturday confronted breaches of the de-escalation zones’ agreement by terrorist organizations who tried to infiltrate and attack many military points and safe areas in Hama northern countryside.

The Army units foiled an infiltration attempt by terrorist groups from al-Sharea and Tweinah villages into al-Karim village in Hama northern countryside and killed many terrorists, SANA said.

Meanwhile, the army units destroyed mortar cannons and rocket launch-pads for terrorist groups in the surroundings of al-Jammaseh and Kafr Naboudah towns in Hama northern countryside.

Syria: New Zealand Mosque Shooting Affirms Need for Collective Global Effort to Eliminate Terrorism

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syria has strongly condemned the terrorist attack which targeted two Mosques in New Zealand, stressing that this crime indicates the urgent need to unify the world countries' efforts as to eliminate terrorism.

An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates told SANA that "The Syrian Arab Republic condemns in the strongest terms the cowardly terrorist attack which targeted two mosques in New Zealand and which killed and wounded dozens of worshippers.

"This racist terrorist crime affirms the urgent need to unify all's efforts to eliminate terrorism, fight extremist ideas and end hatred against Islam," the source said.