Maintenance Workshops Enter Ein Fijeh Spring Area to Fix Damage, Re-pump Water to Damascus Soon

 DAMASCUS COUNTRYSIDE, (ST)-Maintenance workshops have entered Ein Fijeh town in Wadi Barada area to rehabilitate the water spring there and fix the damage caused by terrorist attacks to water pumps, Governor of Damascus countryside Alaa Ibrahim stressed on Friday, noting that necessary measures will be taken to re-pump water from the spring to Damascus as soon as possible.

International Community Should Prevent Zionist Enemy from Repeating Terror Attacks on Syria: Foreign Ministry

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The Israeli enemy's new aggression on the Syrian territories was part of the Israeli attacks that target the Syrian sovereignty and independence and such attacks wouldn't be happened without the direct support of the outgoing American administration as well as the French and British governments, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates.

Addressing the UN Chief and President of the Security Council on Friday in two identical letters regarding the new Israeli aggression on Mezzeh military airport west of Damascus in the early hours of Friday, January 13, 2017, the ministry said the Israeli repeated attacks on Syria's sovereignty have been orchestrated in the circles of the Israeli, French, British and US intelligence in cooperation with their agents in Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar and other countries that sought imposing hegemony on Syria and the entire region.

New occupation missile attack on Mezzeh military airport west of Damascus

The air force of the Israeli enemy hit al-Mezzeh military airport west of Damascus just after midnight.

A military source told SANA that several missiles were fired from the Lake Tiberias area and landed in the surroundings of al-Mezzeh airport at 12:25 after midnight, causing a fire to erupt.

The source said the new Israeli attack came in support of the terrorist organizations “to raise their morale”.

The General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces has warned the Israeli enemy of the repercussions of this “flagrant attack”, said the source.

The Command pledged to continue its war on terrorism “until eliminating it and cutting off the arms supporting it,” the source added.

Al-Mezzeh military airport came under a similar Israeli attack on December 7 of last year, where several ground-to-ground missiles were fired from inside the occupied territories to the west of Tall Abu al-Nada (hill).The missiles hit near the airport and caused a fire to break out but no casualties.




Reconciliation in Syria to be Enhanced in 2017: Haidar

MOSCOW- The vast majority of the Syrians support reconciliation processes on the local level, Syria's Minister for National Reconciliation Ali Haidar has stressed pointing out that 2017 should set a record in this regard and the breakthrough will be impressive.

The Minister told Sputnik on Thursday that huge efforts are being taken on the local level regarding reconciliation and more settlements are joining the cessation of hostilities agreement.

Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo, Other Damaged Mosques, Churches Affected by Terrorism to be Reconstructed

ALEPPO– Minister of Awqaf (Religious Endowments) Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed said on Thursday that under the directives of President Bashar al-Assad, the Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo and all mosques and churches that were affected by terrorism there will be reconstructed, SANA reported.

During a meeting with Islamic and Christian clergymen and official and economic figures at the Municipal Palace in Aleppo city, al-Sayyed noted that the Ministry is working on preparing a full file on the terror-inflicted damage caused to the Old City of Aleppo and the possible steps to start reconstruction and rehabilitation there in cooperation with Aleppo Governorate and the authorities concerned.

Ten people martyred, many injured in terrorist attacks in Damascus, Idleb, Hama and Aleppo


Damascus - A terrorist suicide bomber blew himself up near al-Muhafaza Sports Club in Kafrsouseh area in Damascus on Thursday evening, leaving 8 people martyred.

Six more people were also reported injured in the terrorist attack, according to a source at Damascus Police Command.

The terrorist used an explosive belt in the attack, the source said.

Chief of Damascus Police Command Gen. Mohammad Kheir Ismael said that the suicide bomber entered al-Hamriyeh neighborhood in Kafrsouseh and blew himself up in a densely populated area at around 20:15 pm, SANA reported.

Syria, Russia Discuss Preparations for Astana Talks

MOSCOW, (ST)- Michael Bogdanov, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister, and the Syrian Ambassador in Moscow Riad Haddad discussed on Thursday means of settling the crisis in Syria and preparations for holding Astana talks.

The two sides exchange views about the situation in Syria and efforts to attain political settlement for the crisis, according to a Russian Foreign Ministry statement.