Azzam Conveys President Al-Assad's Congratulations to Christian Denominations in Syria on Easter

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Delegated by President Bashar Al-Assad, Minister for Presidential Affairs Mansour Azzam on Sunday visited heads of Christian denominations in Syria and conveyed to them President Al-Assad's congratulations and best wishes of prosperity to the Christian community in Syria on Easter.

Christian Denominations in Syria Celebrate Easter, Sermons Emphasize Unity and Confronting Terrorism

DAMASCUS– Christian denominations in Syria on Sunday celebrated Easter by holding prayers and masses in churches and places of worship.

In the Lady of Dormition Cathedral in Damascus, Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All East Gregory III Laham presided upon the Easter celebrations, delivering a sermon emphasizing the meaning of Easter and calling for unity, solidarity and love among Syrians, in addition to condemning the recent terrorist bombing that targeted the people of Kefraya and al-Foua’a, SANA reported.

A similar ceremony was also held at the St. George Cathedral, presided upon by Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All East Mar Ignatius Aphram II, who expressed in his sermon hope that terrorism and injustice are bound to be defeated by the light of righteousness.

Protest in Aleppo against Terrorist Attack that Targeted Kafraya and Faou'a Evacuees

ALEPPO, (ST)-The people of Aleppo protested on Sunday against the coward terrorist blast which yesterday targeted a bus convoy evacuating the people of the terrorist-besieged Syrian villages of Kafraya and Fou'a of Idleb countryside.

The blast, which occurred in al-Rashidin area to the west of Aleppo, where the buses were waiting for entering Aleppo, killed and wounded dozens of people including children, women, and elderly.

The protesters, who gathered at Sa'dallah al-Jaberi Square in Aleppo city, condemned the barbaric act and voiced solidarity with the people of the two villages, stressing their support for the Syrian Arab army in the its war to uproot terrorism from the entire Syrian territory.

They expressed their pride in the steadfastness and heroism of the people of Kafraya and Fou'a who have been bravely confronting takfiri terrorists for years.

Army destroys one of Jabhat al-Nusra positions, kills and injures 10 terrorists in Daraa

Daraa - More than 10 of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were killed or injured in operations carried out by the Syrian Arab army against their gatherings and fortifications in Daraa al-Balad area in Daraa southern province.

A military source said that army units carried out a number of bombardments against fortifications of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists to the south of al-Manshieh neighborhood and in the surroundings of Katakit building, al-Masri roundabout and al-Sad Road and to the north of the building of Saida Carpets in Daraa al-Balad area, SANA reported.

First Phase of Agreement on Evacuating People from Terrorist-Besieged Villages of Kafraya and Fou'a Accomplished

ALEPPO, (ST)- Buses carrying some 5000 people from the terrorist- besieged  Syrian villages of Kafraya and al-Fou'a of Idleb Countryside arrived today in the city of Aleppo in implementation of an agreement reached to evacuate locals from the two villages in parallel with the departure of gunmen and their families from al-Zabadani and Madaya towns in Damascus countryside to Idleb.

According to SANA reporter, 75 buses and 20 ambulances carrying hundreds of people from Kafraya and al-Fou'a arrived  today in al- Ramouseh area in southern Aleppo. The people of the two villages were taken to Jibrin area where makeshift housing centers were prepared and equipped by the governorate of Aleppo to receive the evacuated families, the reporter said.

PA Speaker to Syrian Community in Moscow: Expatriates Play Key Role in Confronting Terror War on Homeland

MOSCOW,(ST)- Speaker of the People's Assembly [Parliament] Hadiyeh Abbas has underscored that Syrian communities all over the world play key role in confronting the terror war being waged on Syria.

Her remarks came during her meeting today with the Syrian community in Moscow.

"You are ambassadors of your homeland and your role is essential because we have to unveil terrorism wherever you are and you have responsibility to defend your homeland and its sovereignty and future," Abbas said addressing the community's members.

Army reestablishes control over strategic point in Deir Ezzor

Provinces - Army units carried out special operations against gatherings of the ISIS terrorists on the southern outskirts of Deir Ezzor City.

Army units carried out intensive bombardments against gatherings and positions of the ISIS terrorists in al-Maqaber “cemeteries” area on the southern outskirts of the city, SANA reported.