War in Syria Caused by US Intervention in the Country: Senator Black

Balck Reveals he has information about British intelligence's preparation for chemical attack in Idleb

BEIRUT, (ST)- US Senator Richard Black has revealed that he has information on the British intelligence's preparation for a chemical attack in Syria's Idleb in order to accuse the Syrian government.

Interviewed by the Beirut-Based "al-Mayadeen" Channel, Black said "the British intelligence body has started to work as to prepare for a chemical attack in order to blame the Syrian government and save the terrorist organizations."

Black made it clear that "according to studies we have conducted about the attacks, which took place over the past seven years, the terrorists are the ones who are launching the chemical attacks in Syria and we have made sure that all the attacks were launched by the terrorists, so we no longer believe the western narratives, which are trying to blame the Syrian state for the attacks."

Sabbagh, Khajimba discuss parliamentary cooperation

DAMASCUS- Speaker of the People’s Assembly Hammoudeh Sabbagh discussed on Thursday with President of Abkhazia Republic Raul Khajimba means of strengthening parliamentary relations between the two countries, SANA reported.

The Speaker pointed out to the importance of developing the parliamentary ties between the two countries, including establishing a parliamentary friendship association to exchange expertise.

Syria, Abkhazia Ink Two Cooperation Agreements

DAMASCUS- Syria and Abkhazia signed on Thursday two agreements on enhancing cooperation in various fields.

The first agreement stipulates for the establishment a joint committee for economic, commercial, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation while the second one provides for the facilitation and development of trade and economic cooperation between the two friendly countries, according to SANA.

Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Mohammad Samer al-Khalil and the Chairman of Planning and International Cooperation Authority Imad Sabouni signed the agreements on behalf of the Syrian side while Foreign Minister Daur Kove and Economy Minister Adgur Ardzinba signed for the Abkhazian side.

President of Abkhazia Visits a number of Historic and Religious Sites in Damascus

DAMASCUS-President of Abkhazia Raul Khajimba visited on Wednesday the Unknown Soldier tomb in Qasyoun mount and put a wreath of flowers on it in appreciation of the Syrian army’s sacrifices against terrorism, SANA reported.

The Abkhazian president, accompanied by Higher Education Minister Atef Naddaf, visited a number of historic and religious sides in Damascus that included the Umayyad mosque, al-Azem Palace, Khan Asa’ad Basha, Mariamite Cathedral of Damascus, Our Lady of Saidnaya Monastery and Ma’alola town.

Senator Black: The World Has to Be Glad over Syria’s Victories in Fight against Terrorism

DAMASCUS COUNTRYSIDE- US Senator Richard Black expressed joy over the return of security to Syria, hoping that Syria would eliminate what has remained of terrorist cell, SANA reported.

Senator Balck, in a press statement at Jdidet Yabous crossing point, said that the whole world has to be glad over the victories achieved by Syria.

He added that during the visit to Syria he felt the Syrian people’s love for Syrian Arab Army and leadership who maintained the unity of the country and restored security to it.

Army units continue to advance against Daesh terrorists in Sweida desert

Sweida – Syrian Arab Army units continued to advance in their operations to take out the remaining Daesh (ISIS) pockets in al-Safa hills deep in the Badiya (desert) of Sweida province.

SANA said that army units and supporting forces advanced from several directions and established control over more rocky slopes and vantage points at the outskirts of al-Safa hills following violent clashed with Daesh that left many terrorists dead.

SANA said the Syrian Air Force and artillery units targeted fortified positions of Daesh terrorists, killing a number of snipers while other terrorists fled to more difficult terrain.

SANA said that army units have fortified their positions and deployment, maintaining a tight perimeter around al-Safa hill, preventing an attempt by terrorists to sneak towards a military position west of hills and eliminating them.

Up to 600,000 Displaced Syrians Returned to Deir Ezzor since Its Liberation a Year Ago

DEIR EZZOUR – The 5th of September 2017 has become a significant date in the life of Deir Ezzor inhabitants as the Syrian army units lifted the 3-year siege imposed by Daesh (ISIS) terrorists on the city and put an end to their atrocities against up to 70,000 people who were prevented from food and water, Syrian Arab News Agency SANA reported.

At 2:00 pm on September 5th, 2017, the city has been declared free from terrorism and since the first few hours of that declaration, governmental bodies started work to revitalize Deir Ezzor city and countryside. The wheel of production began to turn and several services and developmental projects were launched in parallel with the rehabilitation of main infrastructure such as electricity and water networks as well as transportation, communications and fuel, SANA said.