Terrorist Blast Hits Kafr Souseh in Damascus, Casualties Reported

DAMASCUS, (ST)- A suicide bomber with an explosive belt Thursday evening  blew himself up near al-Muhafasa sport club in Kafr Souseh area in Damascus.

Seven people were martyred  and several others were wounded in a preliminary toll, a Damascus Police Command source told SANA.

Army kills scores of terrorists, destroys their positions and vehicles in different areas

Provinces - An army unit targeted ISIS terrorists’ gatherings and movement axes in the southeastern countryside of Homs province, SANA reported.

A military source said that the army operations killed a large number of ISIS terrorists and injured others in addition to destroying 3 tanks and a position for ISIS terrorists in the surroundings of al-Qaryateen town in the province.

Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor airport protection group carried out, during the past hours, a precise military operation against ISIS gatherings and movement axes east of the airport, killing 9 terrorists and destroying anti-tank launcher, a mortar and a car equipped with heavy machinegun.

Legal status of hundreds of persons settled in Wadi Barada area


Damascus Countryside – The legal status of hundreds of persons from the villages of Wadi Barada area has been settled in the framework of national reconciliations and in accordance with the Amnesty Decree No. 15 for 2016.

Ali Mohamed Yousef, the reconciliation official in Wadi Barada area, said that around 500 persons had their legal status settled on Wednesday, including 60 militants and a number of draft dodgers and wanted persons, SANA reported.

He added that the number is likely to increase as the locals want to end all presence of armed groups in their area, pointing out that the area will be clear from weapons and militants very soon and the state establishments will return to the area, in addition to the rehabilitation of the infrastructure and the entry of maintenance teams to fix the damage to al-Figeh spring.

Army Discovers Saudi-Produced Chemicals Left behind by Terrorists before Withdrawal from Aleppo

ALEPPO, (ST)- A Syrian Army unit has discovered Saudi-produced chemical agents left behind by foreign-backed terrorists in the old city of Aleppo.

"These chemical agents were used by terrorists to manufacture explosives as to target residential areas in Aleppo," the reporter added.

SANA reporter in Aleppo said that during constant mop-up operations in the eastern districts of Aleppo after being liberated from terrorism, the Syrian army units discovered Saudi-produced chemical agents including Sulfur, chlorine and raw materials used for plastic granules in a depot for the terrorists in the old city.

Syria Ready to Enhance Cooperation with Switzerland in Humanitarian, Development Fields: Mikdad

DAMASCUS, (ST)-The Syrian government highly appreciates the humanitarian aid provided by Switzerland to Syria, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faysal al-Mikdad told Manuel Bessler, the Federal Council Delegate for Swiss Humanitarian Aid and Head of the Humanitarian Aid Unit at the Swiss Foreign Ministry, during a meeting in Damascus on Wednesday.

Al-Mikdad  stressed the  government's readiness to enhance cooperation and coordination with the Swiss side in the humanitarian and development fields.

Preliminary Agreement Reached with Armed Groups’ Leaders in Wadi Barada Area: Governor

DAMASCUS COUNTRYSIDE, (ST)-Governor of Damascus Countryside Alaa Ibrahim has revealed that a preliminary agreement was reached with leaders of armed groups in Wadi Barada area in order to help some gunmen settle their legal status, allow others to leave the area towards Idleb countryside and pave the way for maintenance workshops to enter and fix the damage caused by terrorists to the Water Spring of Ein Fijeh in the area.

Army units destroy car bomb and positions of ISIS terrorists in Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor – Army units, backed by the Air Force, launched on Wednesday strikes against fortifications of ISIS terrorists in neighborhoods of Deir Ezzor city and in its countryside, inflicting heavy losses upon them in weaponry and personnel.

A military source said that the army units destroyed a car bomb and fortifications of the terrorists, killing many of them in aerial and artillery bombardments in al-Tharda mountain, al-Bu Omar, al-Mrei’iyeh, al-Bugheiliyeh, al-Husseiniyeh, al-Jafra, Hweijet Saqr, al-Hossan and al-Rushdiyeh, SANA reported.