35 Trucks Carrying Relief Aid Enter Daraa Countryside

DARAA – The Relief Sub-Committee in Daraa sent a convoy carrying 275 tons of relief items to al-Sanamain city and the towns of Deir al-Bakhet, Jbab, and Mothbin in the northern countryside of Daraa province, according to SANA.

Deputy head of the executive office Awad al-Sweidan said in a statement that the convoy, which consists of 35 trucks and is carrying 275 tons of relief aid provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), entered on Tuesday to al-Sanamain city and the towns of Deir al-Bakhet, Jbab and Mothbin, and that this convoy aims to alleviate the suffering of the locals due to the terrorist war and the unjust siege imposed on Syria.

Ala: Report of the International Commission of Inquiry on Syria Based on Inaccurate, Biased Information

GENEVA-Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Hussam Eddin Ala, stated that the report of the International Commission of Inquiry on the situation in Syria revealed the intention to distort Syria’s image and provoke the international community and the public opinion against it.

Ala’s remarks came during an interactive dialogue on Syria within the framework of the 35th session of the Human Rights Council at the UN headquarters in Geneva, according to SANA.

PA Speaker Urges Asian Parliaments to Unite, Cooperate against Terrorism and Extremism

ISLAMABAD, (ST)- Syria is taking part in the activities of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) which kicked off Tuesday morning in the Pakistani Capital Islamabad.

 The political situation in Asia, particularly issue relating to international terrorism, economic cooperation and the creation of an Asian parliament are main topics of discussions.

In her statement during the meeting of APA's Special Committee on Creation of Asian Parliament (SCCAP) held in Islamabad, the Syrian People's Assembly Speaker Hadiyah Abbas said "today, more than ever, we need cooperation and unity against the growing challenges represented in the chaos, terrorism and extremism which have targeted several places in our continent."

She asserted the need to support the Asian Parliamentary Assembly's constant efforts to boost cooperation among Asian countries and boost parliamentary friendship in support of the opportunities of attaining peace and maintaining security and stability in the region and the entire world," Abbas added.

Army thwarts ISIS attack from several axes in Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor - Army units, aided by the Syrian air force and in cooperation with the supporting forces, thwarted an ISIS terrorist attack on the axes of the eastern direction of Deir Ezzor city.

The army units clashed with ISIS-linked terrorist groups on the axes of the airport, Liwa al-Taamin and al-Jafra village and in the surroundings of al-Faoj, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists in personnel and equipment, SANA reported.

Six people injured in a terrorist blast with explosive device in Homs City


Homs - Six people were injured in a blast of an explosive device planted by terrorists on a bus in Wadi al-Zahab neighborhood in Homs City.

Terrorists planted an explosive device on a bus and detonated it remotely at al-Naqel roundabout on the old road of Homs-Palmyra on the outskirts of Wadi al-Zahab neighborhood, injuring 6 civilians, some of them are in a serious health condition, SANA reported.

To Attend Astana meeting or Not Is not the Armed Groups’ Decision, It’s Their Masters’: Al-Jaafari

ASTANA, (ST)-Head of the delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic to Astana third meeting on Syria Bashar Al-Jaafari on Tuesday said “we are keen on making Astana process a success in order to lead the talks to the safe shore where our higher national interest lies whether the armed groups attended the meeting or not.”  

“This is the stance of most participants in Astana process,” he told reporters on the sideline of the meeting which started today in the Kazakh capital without the participation of the armed groups delegation.

“We held serious and exploratory talks with the Russian delegation on the agenda of the Astana meeting III. We made political assessment to the entire situation inside Syria and the region in addition to the international stances on the crisis in Syria,” al-Jaafari said, pointing out that viewpoints were identical on many issues.

Astana Hosts Third Meeting on Syria on March 14-15

ASTANA, (ST)-The Kazakh capital, Astana, is due on March 14 and 15 to host a third meeting on crisis in Syria, according to the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.

The delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic led by Dr,. Bashar Al-Jaafari arrived today in Astana to take part in the meeting.

AFP quoted Osama Abu Zeid, spokesman of the armed groups, which were invited to participate in Astana meeting as saying that the groups decided not to take part in the third Astana meeting, claiming that the cessation of hostilities agreement was not implemented.