Four martyred in IED workshop blast in Daraa

Daraa - Four persons were martyred and others were injured in an explosion of a workshop for manufacturing explosive devices left behind by terrorist organizations in the town of Mahja in the western countryside of Daraa.

SANA said that a blast took place in a carpet factory in Mahja town, about 45 km to the north of Daraa city, which was transformed by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists into a workshop for manufacturing IEDs before they were evacuated to northern Syria.

SANA added that the explosion killed four persons and injured others.

Russian MoD: A drone launched by terrorists in Lattakia countryside towards Hmeimim airbase destroyed

Lattakia - Russian Defense Ministry announced foiling another drone attack by terrorist groups positioned in the northern countryside of Lattakia on Hmeimim airbase.

Head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation at Hmeimim Alexei Tsygankov said that Russian anti-aircraft systems on Thursday shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that attempted to approach Hmeimim airbase in Lattakia, noting that the drone launched from terrorist-held areas to the north of Lattakia, SANA reported.

Tsygankov stated that the target was destroyed with high precision, stressing that no injuries, casualties or material damage were reported and the operations at the base were not interrupted.

Enhancing Relations with Syria One of Abkhazia's Top Priorities: Khadjimba

MOSCOW- President Raul Khadjimba of Abkhazia has stressed that enhancing and enriching his country's relations with Syria is a top priority.

"Top mission today is to enrich the official relations between Syria and Abkhazia, particularly after Syria has recognized Abkhazia's independence," President Khadjimba told the Russian Izvestia newspaper.

Last June, the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates announced that Syria, South Assetia and Abkhazia agreed to exchange recognition and set up embassy-level diplomatic relations.

The army advances more in Badyiah of Sweida

Sweida - Units of the Syrian Arab Army and the back-up forces on Thursday advanced more in Sweida eastern countryside, expanding their control in the depth of al-Badyiah after inflicting heavy losses upon Daesh terrorists.

SANA said that units of the army established control over new areas on the direction of al-Karaa, tloul al-Safa reaching Dahrat Rashid and Ber al-Sout.

SANA added that the army units are hunting down remnants of Daesh Takfiri terrorists and combing the roads and valleys in the liberated regions with 35 km depth in the semi-desert.

Syria condemns Saudi regime heinous crime against children in Yemen

Damascus - Syria has strongly condemned the ugly crime perpetrated by Al Saud regime coalition against a convoy carrying children in Yemen. The crime claimed the lives of a big number of the children and injured many others.

“The Syrian Arab Republic condemns, with the strongest terms, the heinous crime perpetrated by Al Saud regime coalition against a convoy carrying children in Yemen, claiming the lives of a big number of the children,” An official source at Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

The source added that the crime comes within the context of the repeated crimes carried out by the Saudi Wahabi regime against Yemeni people. The act unveils the bloody and brutal nature of that regime, which is considered as a main supporter for terrorism, SANA reported.

Syria will continue to combat terrorism along with supporting efforts to reach political solution

Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem on Thursday received Czech Foreign Minister Jan Hamacek and the accompanying delegation.

Talks during the meeting dealt with the bilateral relations between the Syrian Arab Republic and the Czech Republic, in addition to the latest developments in Syria and the region, SANA reported.

The exerted efforts for achieving a progress on the political track of the crisis in Syria and the continuation of combating terrorism were also on the table.

Minister al-Moallem presented a briefing on the latest developments of the situations in Syria in light of the successive victories achieved by the Syrian Arab Army against terrorism and its backers.

He affirmed that Syria will continue to combat the Takfiri terrorism till eradicating it from all the Syrian territories in parallel with continuing to support the efforts which aim at reaching a political solution to the crisis based on preserving the sovereignty, independence and the territorial integrity of Syria through the inter-Syrian dialogue without any foreign interference.

Syrian army make advance in depth of Sweida Badiyah

Sweida – Syrian army units, in cooperation with backup forces, managed to advance more in the southern province of Sweida, canvassing large areas after cleansing them from Daesh (ISIS) terrorists.

SANA stated that military operations continued as the army advanced 27 km in the depth of Sweida’s Badiyah and captured strategic areas and hills such as Tel Salim, the hills of al-Zallaqiyat, al-Rassiy’ei Well and al-Hardhiyeh Well and Tel Attaf cutting off terrorists’ supply routes.

Other army’s engineering units dismantled landmines and explosive devices which terrorist groups left them behind, meantime, Syrian artillery and warplanes targeted terrorists’ gatherings, hideouts and fortifications in al-Badiyah, inflicting heavy losses upon them in personnel and equipment.

Field sources underlined the importance of the advances made by the army in securing villages in the eastern countryside of Sweida.