Terrorists fire rockets at Mharda city in Hama countryside

Hama - Terrorist groups targeted with rocket shells Mharda city in Hama northern countryside, in new breach of the de-escalation zone agreement.

SANA said that terrorist groups positioned in the northern countryside of Hama and the southern countryside of Idleb fired Wednesday a number of rocket shells on the residential areas in Mharda city, causing material damage to the locals’ houses and infrastructure.

Army targets terrorists’ positions in Hama and Idleb, many terrorists killed

Hama, Idleb – Army units on Wednesday retaliated with artillery and missiles attacks of Ezza Battalions and Jabhat al-Nusra terroristsm, killing or injuring many of them in al-Zaqqoum, Qleidin and al-Zakat areas in Hama countryside.

SANA said that army units also targeted terrorists’ supply lines and positions in Tarmila, al-Naqir and at vicinity of Khan Sheikhoun in Idleb countryside.

US, NATO States Keep Supporting Terrorism in Syria through Spreading Misleading Information about Events in Idleb

PRAGUE, (ST)- The United States and other NATO member countries have been supporting terrorism in Syria through spreading misleading information about what is going on in Idleb, Head of the Czech Parliamentary Committee for Friendship with Syria Stanislav Grospic has stressed.

In a statement to SANA correspondent in Prague, Grospic criticized the western countries' silence over the support being provided by President of the Turkish regime Recep Tayyib Erdogan to Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization and to other terrorist groups, including funding and arming the terrorists in order to commit more crimes against the Syrian people.

Syria, Russia to Enhance Cooperation in Confrontation of Terrorism, Sanctions

MOSCOW, (ST)- Russia and Syria have stressed determination to enhance cooperation and joint action in all domains, mainly fighting terrorism and confronting the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States and Europe on Syria.

A meeting, held in Moscow on Tuesday between Syria's Minister of Presidential Affairs Mansour Azzam and  Russia's Deputy  Prime Minister Yury Borisov, who is the head of the Russian side in the Syrian-Russian Committee for Economic, Trade and Technical Scientific Cooperation, discussed means of consolidating economic, trade and financial cooperation as well as the results of implementing the decisions of the joint committee in the presence of the Russian President's Special Representative for Middle east and North Africa Affairs Michael Bogdanov and a number of concerned Russian officials.

Patriarch Irinej of Serbia Visits Churches and Monasteries in Tartous and Homs

TARTOUS/HOMS – Accompanied by Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All East John X Yazigi, Patriarch Irinej of Serbia visited Lady of Balmana Monastery in Balmana village in Banias countryside in Tartous Province. A mass was held and prayers were performed for peace in Syria.

Patriarch Irinej stressed in a sermon that he is going to pass the real image of what Syria is witnessing to his country, according to SANA.

He pointed to what he has witnessed during his visit with regards to the terrorist attacks launched against churches and monasteries in the country, adding that his country is following up what is going on in Syria and the sufferings of its people.

Syria Calls on Security Council to Condemn Terrorist Attacks on Civilians

DAMASCUS-Syria called on Security Council and UN Secretary General to immediately condemn the terrorist attacks that target safe civilians, stressing that these attacks will not affect Syria stance in combating terrorism and working to restore security and stability to the Syrian people, SANA reported.

“Some Security council member states, particularly the US and western states, circulate fake information that the Syrian army and its allies shell civilian targets and facilities in Idleb… unfortunately, some officials at UN General Secretariat, for their part, are completing the circle of unprofessional information which mainly aim to mislead the world public opinion to protect Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization,” Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in a letter sent to UN Secretary General and President of Security council.

Arab Preparatory Meeting to Launch a Popular Campaign to Lift the Unilateral Coercive Economic Measures Imposed on Syria

Beirut-The meeting of the Arab preparatory meeting to discuss a plan of action to launch a popular Arab and international campaign to lift the unilateral coercive economic measures imposed on Syria began in Beirut today.

"The economic siege imposed on Syria is a new episode in the series of global war that has been going on for more than eight years on this authentic Arab country and its people in order to subjugate it and disregard its historical positions committed to resistance and struggle against colonial and Zionist projects," Majdi Al-Masrawy said in a speech on behalf of the General Secretariat of the Arab National Conference and the Arab International Center for Communication and Solidarity.

Mr. Al-Masrawy noted the distinguished Syrian-Lebanese relations and said that "the Lebanese realize that any harm inflicts Syria affects Lebanon, its security, its economy, its role and its location."

For his art, Khalid Al-Sufayani, the General Coordinator of the National Islamic Conference, noted the steadfastness of the Syrian people and its cohesion with its leadership and the Syrian Arab Army in the face of the global war imposed on Syria, stressing that Syria is the spearhead of resistance against all conspiracies against the Arab nation.

For her part, the Director General of the Arab International Center for Communication and Solidarity, Rehab Mekhal condemned the unilateral coercive measures imposed on Syria and reviewed a working paper prepared by Dr. Ziad Hafez, former Secretary-General of the Arab National Conference, Vice-President of the Arab International Center for Communication and Solidarity on behalf of the three Arab Conferences: the Arab National the National and the Islamic ational that called for Formation of a follow-up committee emanating from the meeting to face and abolish the coercive measures imposed on Syria.

The committee should include representatives of conferences, federations and popular Arab institutions and the formation of national committees of the members of these conferences, federations, institutions and local events to launch popular campaigns in countries to abolish the coercive measures imposed on Syria and the formation of popular Arab and international delegations to undertake solidarity visits to Syria and prepare petitions to the Arab and Islamic governments and regional organizations to cancel their unfair decisions by suspending Syrian membership in these organizations and inviting the Arab Lawyers Union to form an Arab and international legal committee to examine the possibility of legal prosecution of states participating in the embargo for violating the Charter of the United Nations.

For his part, Dr. Khalaf Al-Muftah, Director-General of the Jerusalem International Foundation, said in his paper that the war of aggression against Syria has aimed at targeting the Arab resistance. He stressed that coercive economic measures imposed on the Syrian people are contrary to international and humanitarian law.

The meeting was attended by public secretaries, heads of Arab conferences, federations and organizations and a representative of the Syrian embassy in Lebanon.

Sh. Kh.