Army units repel terrorist attack north of Jobar neighborhood in Damascus

Damascus – A military source stressed that the army units continue hitting the terrorist groups that infiltrated into the surroundings of Maamel al-Ghazl (spinning factories) north of Jobar on the eastern outskirts of Damascus city.

The source confirmed that army units have tightened the noose on the infiltrating terrorist groups, which are affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra, in the surroundings of the factories area, hitting gatherings of terrorists and their movements deep in Jobar neighborhood, SANA reported.

In the morning, the army units repelled an attack launched by terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra and other groups affiliated to it on Maghazel al-Naseej area (the textile factories), north of Jobar neighborhood.

The army units engaged in fierce clashes with the infiltrating terrorist groups, the source said, adding that the army has embarked on cleansing the area after the terrorists were hemmed in.

Earlier, army units thwarted an attack by Jabhat al-Nusra-linked terrorist groups in the direction of the Electricity Company and the factories area to the north of Jobar.

Syria and Tunisia Face the Same Terrorism: al-Mikdad

DAMASCUS – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faysal al-Mikdad met on Monday a delegation representing the Popular Front for the Tunisian national parties, headed by Abdelaziz Kotti, member of Assembly of the Representatives of the People of Tunisia, SANA reported.

The two sides discussed brotherly relationship connecting the Syrian and Tunisian peoples, the importance of enhancing bilateral ties in all fields and means of overcoming the obstacles facing boosting the two countries relations.

Army restores all points into which Jabhat al- Nusra terrorists infiltrated to the north of Jobar

Damascus - A military source declared that all points into which Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and the affiliated groups infiltrated in the surroundings of the factories area to the north of Jobar on the eastern outskirts of Damascus City were restored, SANA reported.

The source said that over the past few hours, army units carried out a number of military operations, restoring all the points into which Jabhat al-Nusra and the affiliated groups infiltrated in the surroundings of the factories area to the north of Jober and restored the normal situation to the area.

Terrorist organizations target the Russian Embassy in Damascus

Damascus - The Takfiri terrorist organizations shelled the building of the Russian Embassy in al-Mazraa area in Damascus, causing a material damage to the building, SANA reported.

Russian Ambassador in Damascus Alexander Kinshchak said in a statement published by Russian mass media that one of the buildings of the Russian Embassy was shelled on Sunday by the armed groups as the windows of the building were shattered.

Syria's Ambassador to India Blames Countries Supporting Cross-Border Terrorism for Syrian Refugee Crisis

NEW DELHI, (ST)-The countries supporting and funding cross-border terrorism are responsible for the Syrian refugee crisis, Syria's Ambassador in India Riad Abbas has underscored.

In a statement during a dialogue session on the refugee crisis within the framework of the Annual Media Forum of the Indian "India Today" TV Channel, Abbas reiterated that "the cross-border terrorism funded and supported by western countries and some regional regimes is the main cause of displacing the Syrians and for the refugee crisis."

"Syria was an oasis of security, stability and economic prosperity before the crisis in the country erupted, " the ambassador said, adding that "Syria was the destination of refugees who fled wars and crisis in their countries and it has hosted four million refugees from several countries over the past decades."

150 Persons from al-Wa’er Neighborhood in Homs Have Their Legal Status Settled

HOMS- 150 persons from al-Wa’er neighborhood in Homs had their legal status settled according to amnesty decree No. 15 for 2016 and in light of the reconciliation agreement reached last Monday, according to SANA.

SANA reporter said that 150 persons turned themselves in to the competent authorities and their cases were settled according to amnesty decree no. 15.

Media reports saying terrorists took over al-Abbassiyeen bus station area are untrue


Damascus – Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) denied media reports claiming that the terrorist organizations have taken over al-Abbassiyeen bus station area, northeast of Damascus city.

“All rumors and lies circulated by media outlets which are involved in the shedding of the Syrians’ blood about terrorist organizations having taken control over al-Abbassiyeen bus station area are untrue,” SANA stressed.