Information Minister Stresses Syria Facing Takfiri Terrorism, Media Disinformation

DAMASCUS, (ST)-Minister of Information Mohammad Ramez Turjman has stressed that Syria is facing foreign-backed takfiri terrorism and is being exposed to a disinformation media campaign with the purpose of undermining its historical and cultural principles and to turn the country into conflicting mini states.

He made the remarks during a meeting on Monday with a media delegation visiting Syria in an initiative sponsored by the Social Justice Network in Australia.

The delegation comprises journalists from the United States, Australia and eight European countries.

Warplanes of US-led international alliance kill 8 citizens in eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor -At least 8 civilians were martyred due to raids launched by the warplanes of US-led international alliance on al-Sukaria village in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

Local sources said that warplanes of the alliance launched on Sunday a number of raids on al-Sukaria village near al-Bokamal city in the far eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province, claiming the lives of 8 persons from the same family and injuring a number of locals from the village, SANA reported.

Army restores security and stability to Souran town, kills scores of terrorists and destroys their vehicles

Provinces - Army restores security and stability to Souran town, kills scores of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Hama countryside, SANA reported.

Hama

 A military source announced that security and stability were restored to the town of Souran and control was regained over the strategic hill of Bazam after inflicting heavy losses upon Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the personnel and equipment in the northern countryside of Hama central province.

Thousands of Aleppo Displaced Families Start to Return to Their City

LATTAKIA – Families who were forced to leave Aleppo city due to terrorists’ criminal acts started to return to their homes and neighborhoods as the Syrian army announced Aleppo safe on December 22nd, 2016.

Head of Lattakia Sports’ City, Ahmed Farhat, said that the city hosted about 7000 citizens from Aleppo where a mobile school was established to teach children, in addition to a health center.

Farhat said that maintenance and repair works are underway to rehabilitate the main halls, stadiums and swimming pools and reopen its doors to athletes, tourists and visitors, SANA reported.

Countries Supporting Terrorism behind Ignoble Attack that Killed Scores of Evacuees in Syria

CAPITALS,(ST)-Pope Francis and many officials from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and the United Nations plus Scholars of the Levant and Palestinian factions have condemned the terror blast that targeted yesterday a bus convoy carrying civilians evacuated from Foua and Kafraya towns.

According to Reuters, Pope Francis described the blast that killed at least 112 people outside Aleppo as 'ignoble' attack.

"May (God) in a particular way sustain the efforts of those who are actively working to bring healing and comfort to the civilian population of Syria, the beloved and martyred Syria, who are victims of a war that does not cease to sow horror and death," he said in his Easter Sunday message to tens of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square.

"Yesterday's was the latest ignoble attack on fleeing refugees," he added.

4 martyred, 22 injured in a terrorist rocket and mortar attacks

Deir Ezzor/Damascus - 3 persons were martyred and 11 others were injured, mostly children and women, by rocket shells fired by ISIS terrorists on the besieged neighborhood of Harabesh in Deir Ezzor city, according to SANA.

Assistant Health Director in Deir Ezzor Akram al-Jouri said that one woman among the people injured in the attack is in critical condition and underwent surgery, and aid was rendered to the other injured people in the only medical point in the neighborhood.

International Community Needs to Join Syrian Government's Efforts in Fight against Terrorism: Foreign Ministry

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has reaffirmed the need to unify the international community's efforts to fight terrorism in complete coordination and coordination with the Syrian government, urging the UN and the Security Council to condemn the coward terrorist attack that yesterday targeted the people of Kafraya and al-Fou'a and to hold the perpetrators and their supporters  accountable.