Russian Tu-22M3 bombers destroy arms and ammunition depots for ISIS in Deir Ezzor

Moscow - Russian strategic bombers carried out airstrikes on ISIS sites in al-Boukamal city in Deir Ezzor.

Russian Defense ministry said in a statement that “Six Tu-22M3 long-range bombers that have taken off from the Russian territory, have flown over Iran and Iraq and delivered a massive air strike against terrorists’ facilities near the town of al-BouKamal in the province of Deir Ezzor,” SANA reported.

The ministry added that Russian reconnaissance means have confirmed the destruction of terrorists’ fortified areas, arms and ammunition depots.

It noted that Su-30SM fighters, which had taken off from the Hmeimim airbase in Syria, provided air cover for the bombers and that the Russian aircrafts safely returned to their home bases after the mission.

PA Speaker: Syrian People Proud of Armenian’s Support

DAMASCUS- Speaker of the People’s Assembly Hammoudeh al-Sabbagh discussed on Tuesday with Armenian Ambassador in Damascus Arshak Poladian the need for strengthening relations between Syria and Armenia in all fields, particularly in the Parliamentary field through the exchange of visits and delegations aimed at deepening friendship and serving both countries’ interests, according to SANA.

Syria and Armenia have been bound by deep-rooted brotherly ties, said al-Sabbagh, expressing the Syrian people’s pride in the Armenia support for the Syrians in the war against terrorism.

Swedish MPs Regret Their Government’s Neutral Stance on Syria

DAMASCUS– A Swedish parliamentary delegation regretted their government’s neutral position towards events in Syria, stressing that Sweden is not part of the US system.

The remarks came during a meeting with members of the Committee of Arab and Foreign Relations at the People’s Assembly on Tuesday.

The visiting Swedish Parliament members noted that their visit to Syria is to get acquainted with the situation in it and convey the true picture of events to the Swedish people, referring to the scale of damage caused to the infrastructure due to the terrorist war in the country, SANA reported.

Army retakes 8 new areas in Deir Ezzor and Hama

Deir Ezzor/Hama – Units of the Syrian Arab Army have re-established control over the neighborhoods of al-Kanamat, al-Matar al-Qadim and al-Rasafa in Deir Ezzor city, a military source announced on Tuesday.

The source said while the army units continue their operations to retake the rest of neighborhoods in the city of Deir Ezzor, the engineering units have embarked on sweeping operations to demine the newly liberated neighborhoods, SANA reported.

In the same context, the army units operating in the northeastern countryside of Hama have regained a number of villages in the course of operations conducted in cooperation with the allied forces.

SANA reporter in Hama said the army re-established control over the villages of Rasm al-Ahmar, Rasm al-Sawi, Rasm al-Sawan, Msheirfet Adwan and Msheirfet Muweilih to the north and northwest of al-Sheikh Hilal town.

According to SANA, many Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were killed or injured as a result of the operations, while their weapons and ammunition were destroyed.

Syria Welcomes Every Unbiased UN Role to Solve Crisis: Al-Jaafari

ASTANA, (ST) Syria welcomes every UN role to solve the crisis in Syria based on the neutrality guaranteed by the UN Charter which always stresses respecting countries' sovereignty, Head of the Syrian Arab Republic Delegation to Astana 7 meeting on Syria Bashar Al-Jaafari has underscored.

In a press conference following the plenary session of Astana 7 meeting on Syria, al-Jaafari stressed that "the neutrality provided in the UN Charter is basically based on respecting countries' sovereignty which is, in turn, based on these countries' constitutions, including the constitution of Syria which is decided only by the Syrian people".

Obstacles Facing Establishment of De-Escalation Zone in Idleb Discussed in Astana 7 Meeting on Syria

ASTANA, (ST)- The delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic led by Dr. Bashar Al-Jaafari held a meeting on Tuesday with Kazakhstan Minister of Foreign Affairs Kairat Abdrakhmanov within the framework of the Astana 7 meeting on Syria.

The two sides discussed topics on the agenda of Astana 7 and assessed what has been implemented of the results of Astana 6 meeting held last month.

A source close to the meeting between the Syrian delegation and the Kazakh foreign minister told SANA That talks focused on the difficulties and obstacles that faced implementing the decisions of Astana 6, particularly the establishment of a de-escalation zone in Idleb.

China Offers USD 1 million Grant for Vital Projects in Minin Town near Damascus

DAMASCUS COUNTRYSIDE– The Chinese government has given a USD 1 million grant to Minin town in Damascus Countryside for implementing vital projects, including overhauling the water network and providing medical services, China’s Ambassador to Syria Qi Qianjin said on Monday, according to SANA.

During a visit to the town along with Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) mission in Syria Marianne Gasser, Qianjin stressed his country’s confidence in Syria’s ability to bring back life to normal in all areas, stressing the need that friendly and allied countries provide support to Syria.