Army units thwart al-Nusra terrorists’ attacks in Hama, restores several villages in Aleppo

Provinces - Syrian Arab Army regained control on Thursday over the villages of Um Khan and Um al-Umod Qebli in the south eastern countryside of Aleppo, inflicting heavy losses upon Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization’s personnel and equipment.

A military source said that the Syrian Arab Army and allied forces continued their military operation against Jabhat al-Nusra’s hideouts in the south-eastern Aleppo countryside, regaining control over the villages of Um Khan and Um al-Umod Qebli to the to the south-west of Khanasir town, SANA reported.

Mikdad: Syria’s Constitution Cannot be Drafted Except on Syrian Soil

DAMASCUS- Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad said that the constitution of the Syrian Arab Republic cannot be drafted except on the Syrian soil, adding that the current Syrian constitution, which is one of the most modern constitutions in the world, must be respected.

According to SANA, Mikdad, during a meeting organized by the Revolutionary Youth Union at al-Assad National Library, affirmed that Syria has been committed to participate in all the activities aimed at finding a solution to the crisis, including Astana and Geneva, which was attended by “Riyadh opposition” delegation who brought with them pre-conditions for the solution which was rejected by Syria and it will not accept preconditions.

Health Ministry Calls for Lifting Unilateral Economic Measures Imposed on Syria

Damascus- Minister of Health, Nizar Yazigi, said that the most important demand now is to lift the unilateral economic measures imposed on the Syrian people to allow the health sector ensure all the required medical equipment and medicines and to guarantee the success of the humanitarian response plan.

During his meeting with UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Head of the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Mark Lowcock on Thursday, Yazigi discussed means of enhancing cooperation in domain of delivering medical services to all areas, in addition to the needs related to the upcoming humanitarian health response plan, SANA reported.

Syrian Army Didn't Target Civilians, Hospitals in Idleb Countryside: Foreign Ministry

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syria has absolutely refuted Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization's allegations that the Syrian Arab army has targeted hospitals and civilians in Idleb countryside, criticizing the French Foreign Ministry's adoption of these allegations.

An official source at the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates told SANA on Thursday that the Syrian Arab Republic is a astonished by the French Foreign Ministry's insistence to continue its campaign to mislead the French public opinion about what is going on in Syria, stressing that the French side exploits the humanitarian situation as to cover the failure of its policies towards Syria.

Using expert tactics and plans, Syrian Army uproots terrorism in 15 villages in Hama and Idleb

Hama  - Syrian Arab Army units managed during the past few hours to eliminate terrorism in 15 villages in the countryside of Idleb and Hama provinces.

Assault units and airdrop forces in the Syrian Arab Army have been able to liberate the largest geographical area since the beginning of the military operations in this region amid successive collapses in the ranks of terrorists and their equipment, including vehicles, armored vehicles, US-made TOW missile launchers, and car bombs.

Vatican Supports a Peaceful Solution to Crisis in Syria

VATICAN- Syria’s ambassador to Vatican Husam Eddin Ala discussed on Tuesday with Vatican’s Foreign Minister Paul Richard Gallagher bilateral relations and the current situation in Syria and the region.

During the meeting, the Ambassador hailed the amity and continuous interest of Pope Francis to Syria in his prayers to prevail peace and stability in the country, SANA reported.

Ala also discussed the latest developments and victories achieved by the Syrian Arab Army in its fight against Daesh terrorist organization (ISIS), stressing determination to liberate the entire Syrian territory from terrorism.

Eliminating Terrorism and Enhancing Local Reconciliations Top Priority in Syria: PA Speaker

DAMASCUS – Speaker of the People’s Assembly Hammoudeh Sabbagh discussed on Tuesday with a Brazilian parliamentary delegation headed by Arlindo Chinaglia relations between Syria and Brazil, particularly on the parliamentary level, and means of developing them.

Sabbagh called on the members of the Syrian-Brazilian Friendship Committees in the two countries to increase their cooperation and exchange visits and delegations, affirming the importance of conveying the truth about the situation in Syria to the public opinion, according to SANA.