Cooperation between Syria, UNICEF Essential to Alleviate Impacts of Crisis on Children: Al-Mikdad

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faisal al-Mikdad has reiterated the essential role that can be played by UNICEF in alleviating the impacts of the crisis on children in cooperation with the Syrian government.

Receiving the credentials of the new Representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Syria Francisco Equiza during a meeting on Tuesday, al-Mikdad affirmed the Syrian government continuous cooperation with UNICEF representative in Syria as to support the organization's humanitarian programs that serve the Syrian people in general and the Syrian children in particular.

Army Establishes Control over a Number of Strategic Hills in Sweida, Kills Scores of ISIS in Deir Ezzor

PROVINCES – Army units, in cooperation with allied forces, established control over a number of the strategic hills spread over an area of up to 100 square kilometers in the southeastern countryside of Sweida, according to SANA.

SANA reporter covering the army’s operations in Sweida said that army units backed by allied forces continue their offensive launched last Friday against ISIS terrorists in the southeastern countryside using various types of light and medium weapons.

Electronic Hat for the Blind

He is an intelligent young man who is full of life and enthusiastic for work and giving. I met him when he was trying to introduce his invention to the Prime Minister, Mr. Emad Khamis and the ministers who accompanied him during his last visit to Wadi Al-Nadarah region. He is eng. Firas Elias Aboud from the village of Ballatt in Wadi Al-Nadarah in Homs.

Talking about the idea of this invention and its mechanism of work, eng. Aboud told the Syria Times: “I work as a volunteer in one of the offices affiliated to the Martyr Foundation.

Our office in Wadi Al-Nadarah held a ceremony to honor the sons of martyrs who succeeded in the Preparatory and Secondary education and also to honor the wounded.

Five civilians injured in Deir Ezzor and Quneitra countryside due to terrorist shelling attacks

Deir Ezzor – Three civilians were injured on Monday when ISIS terrorists fired shells on citizens’ houses in the residential neighborhoods of Deir Ezzor city.

Head of Health Directorate in Deir Ezzor Abdul-Najam al-Obeid said that three people were rushed to hospital with injuries caused by the explosion of shells fired by terrorists on the neighborhoods of the city, noting that two of the wounded are in critical condition, SANA reported.


Armed terrorist groups breached de-escalation zones agreement again, targeting citizens’ houses with rocket shells in Hadar village in the countryside of Quneitra province, injuring two persons.

SANA said the attack, which was carried out by terrorists positioned in Jabata al-Khashab caused material damage to a number of houses and public and private properties.

Army Air Force destroys ISIS gatherings and vehicles in different areas across the country

Provinces - The Syrian Air Force carried out concentrated sorties against positions of ISIS terrorists in a number of villages and towns in the southern countryside of Raqqa province.

A military source said that a number of the ISIS vehicles and positions were destroyed in sorties carried out in al-Bawlieh Mountain, Ma’adan, al-Khmaisieh, al-Jaber, and al-Numaisa to the south of Raqqa City, SANA reported.

Syria Won't Give up an Inch of Its Land

DAMASCUS– Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faisal al-Mikdad stressed that the government of the Syrian Arab Republic will not sacrifice even a hair’s breadth of what is related to Syria’s territorial integrity and will not give up any inch of the 185,000 km of its land, according to SANA

Interviewed by the BBC and Reuters, Mikdad said that the victory which will be achieved today, tomorrow, or the day after in al-Sikhnieh will open the door for continuing to advance towards the besieged Deir Ezzor which is deprived of any food, water, or medicine without any cry from those who call themselves “international community.”

635 Car Bomb Blasts, 31.000 Mortar Attacks Took Place in Syria in 2015

Terrorist crimes perpetrated in Syria was the title of a symposium held yesterday in Tishreen newspaper's headquarter in Damascus where official statistics about organ theft, blasts and victims were announced.

The former chairman of forensic medicine commission Dr. Hussien Nofal declared that over 18.000 cases of the theft of human organs, mostly in Turkey, were documented and 40-50 martyrs were escorted daily to their final resting place from hospitals in Damascus and its countryside.

"Since March 18, 2011, the criminal acts- murder, abduction, mutilation, explosions and mortar attacks-  have increased and the number of victims has reached up to more than 400.000," Nofal said, indicating that number of wounded persons is 5 to 10 times higher than the number of victims in wars. i.e. 2-4 million wounded persons.