Cuban Embassy Holds Reception Ceremony Marking 50th Anniversary of Che Guevara’s Death

DAMASCUS– The Cuban Embassy in Damascus on Monday held a reception ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of Ernesto Che Guevara’s Death.

Speaking at the ceremony, Cuban Ambassador Rogerio Manuel Santana said that the fighting spirit of the legendary Che Guevara still present and it is best represented by the heroism and bravery of the Syrian people and army in defending Syria and the entire world against terrorism, SANA reported.

He recalled the history of Che Guevara and his visit to Syria in 1959 as an ambassador for Cuba and Fidel Castro.

Syrian Film Depicting ISIS Recruitment of Children Wins Award in South Korea

Syrian short documentary film depicting ISIS recruitment of children has won ‘Peace Key’ award in an international conference held in South Korea, according to the state-run al-Thawra newspaper.

The paper reported today that the film entitled ‘the Escapee’ talks about the story of a 15-year-old boy conveyed by ISIS terrorists to one of their training camps on Turkish borders after he saw the murder of his parents at the hands of those terrorists.

Haidar: China Has Key Role in Consolidating National Reconciliation, Reconstruction Process in Syria

DAMASCUS,(ST)-State Minister of National Reconciliation Ali Haidar has declared that China has a key role in consolidating national reconciliation and reconstruction process in Syria.

His remark was made Monday during his meeting with China’s Ambassador in Damascus Qi Qianjin.

“The clear and firm stance of China, Russia and BRICS states towards Syrian people and state institutes has helped protect international law and has supported counterterrorism track,” the minister said, referring to historic relations between Syria and china that has become an influential state in the international arena and in consolidating international balance.

Army continues operations against ISIS on eastern bank of the Euphrates River

Deir Ezzor – Army units operating in Deir Ezzor conducted over the past few hours intensive operations against positions for ISIS terrorist organization in different parts of the province.

The army units established control over Hatla al-Sharqiyah village east of the Euphrates River.

A military source told SANA that the army units carried out a successful operation which ended up with retaking Hatla al-Sharqiyah village east of the Euphrates River after killing scores of the ISIS terrorists and destroying their positions.

The source added that the army units, in cooperation with supporting forces, are hunting the ISIS fleeing members in the area.

Defense Ministry publishes new evidence of US-led alliance’s support for terrorists in Syria

Damascus – The Defense Ministry published new evidence of the involvement of the Israeli occupation and the US-led international alliance in supporting, funding, and providing weapons and ammo to terrorist organizations in Syria.

In a report published on Monday, the Defense Ministry said that since the start of the war on Syria, large amounts of Western-made weapons and ammo were seized in different areas in Syria, and American-made weapons were sighted in the possession of terrorists from ISIS and other terror organizations, SANA reported.

The Ministry said that these weapons are procured through various channels and via companies in Eastern Europe affiliated with US and NATO intelligence agencies, and then they are delivered to Turkey or Saudi Arabia via European ports of the American Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

The report pointed out that terrorist from ISIS and Jabhet al-Nusra were provided with rockets, rifles, machineguns, anti-air weapons, and even tanks in exchange for oil that the terrorists steal from wells in Syria and Iraq.

After the liberation of east Aleppo and areas in the provinces of Homs, Hama, Aleppo, and Deir Ezzor from ISIS and al-Nusra, the Syrian Arab Army found weapons made in Bulgaria and Eastern European countries that the terrorists left behind, the Ministry added.

Army continues advance in Deir Ezzor and encircle ISIS terrorists in al-Mayadeen

Deir Ezzor – Army units, in cooperation with the supporting and allied forces, continued to advance from several directions of Deir Ezzor and its countryside.

A military source said that the army units established control over Maratt al-Fouqa town to the east of the Euphrates River and encircled ISIS terrorists in al-Mayadeen city.

SANA pointed out that army units established control over large parts of al-Hattla al-Tahtani village and continued advance towards the area of al-Siayasia Bridge in the eastern side of the Euphrates after fierce clashes with ISIS terrorists where many of the terrorists were either killed or injured.

Iraqi Embassy in Syria: Kurdistan’s Referendum Unconstitutional

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The Iraqi Embassy in Damascus has stressed that the referendum held recently in Kurdistan province in northern Iraq was unconstitutional and of no legal basis as it was organized unilaterally without the approval of the Iraqi government.

In a statement on Sunday, the embassy said “the referendum undermines anti-terrorism international efforts, particularly the battle against Daesh terrorist organization. It also poses a threat to the security of the region’s countries,” the embassy added, pointing out that the referendum was rejected by the Iraqi government and it faced wide regional and international opposition.