Premier Thanks Belarus for Supporting Syria in Fight against Terrorism

DAMASCUS – Prime Minister Imad Khamis said that Syria is looking forward to further boost economic cooperation with Belarus and establish joint projects serving the mutual interests of the two countries.

Khamis made his remarks during a meeting with the Belarusian Industry Minister Vitaliy Vovk on Tuesday.

According to SANA, the Premier expressed the Syrian government and people’s appreciation over Belarus’ firm attitude towards the terrorist war waged on Syria which stresses non-interference in the internal affairs of other states.

He noted that huge facilitations will be offered to Belarusian companies, the exports and imports between the two countries, in addition to forming work groups to rehabilitate terror-affected and destroyed factories.

Matviyenko to Abbas: Russia to Continue Supporting Syria in War on Terror

MOSCOW- Russia will continue to support Syria in its fight against terrorism, Russian Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said at a meeting with Syria’s Parliament Speaker Hadiyeh al-Abbas.

"We will continue to make every possible effort to support the Syrian people in their fight against international terrorism," Matviyenko said. "We will boost our cooperation in the war on terror," she added, according to Tass.

The Russian senate speaker also said that Moscow strongly condemned the recent US missile attack on a Syrian air base. "We consider it to be an act of aggression against a sovereign state," she stressed.

Al-Freij and Iranian Counterpart: Boosting Military Cooperation in Fight against Terrorism

DAMASCUS- Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Armed Forces, Defense Minister Gen. Fahd Jassem al-Freij, received on Tuesday a phone call from his Iranian counterpart Hossein Dehghan, with the two sides affirming the importance of enhancing and developing the military cooperation between Syria and Iran, According to SANA.

"The US aggression on al-Shairat airbase will not weaken our determination to continue the war against the takfiri terrorist organizations,” the two ministers stressed in the telephone call.

Syrian University Students: We Do not Fear U.S. Terrorism, We Belong to Land of Civilization

Syrian university students in Damascus and Homs have protested against the aggression carried out Last Friday by United States on Syria.

They asserted that the U.S. is playing a dirty role that aims to weaken Syria through terrorist tools and the reactionary forces serving the US-Zionist alliance.

According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the Syrian Students National Union (SSNU) organized Tuesday a protest outside the UN headquarters in Damascus where Head of the Unions’ Damascus University branch Khalid al-Masri read a statement condemning the US role in Syria.

“The US role in Syria is a cheap colonial attempt that aims to undermine Syrians’ will and to reinforce the Zionist entity to remain the only power in the region,” al-Masri said, asserting that Syria rejects all forms of the dirty imperial mandate that guards Zionism and its expansionist projects.

Army establishes control over al-Abtar Mountain, Kills 15 ISIS terrorists in Deir Ezzor

Homs, Deir Ezzor - Army units established control over large areas to the south of Palmyra City in the framework of the continued operations against ISIS terrorists in the eastern countryside of Homs central province.

Army units, in cooperation with the backing forces, advanced about 10 km towards Khnaifis mines in Palmyra southern countryside after carrying out a large-scale military operation as a number of ISIS terrorists were killed and injured and scores fled away towards al-Badiya” desert”, SANA reported.

SANA added that army units established control over al-Abtar Mountain and a number of hills surrounding it.

Army units also imposed a fire control over Qaser al-Halabat in the surroundings of al-Abtar Mountain after violent clashes with ISIS terrorists, and the army continued to advance towards establishing full control over the area.

Deir Ezzor

Army units clashed with ISIS groups after they infiltrated into the eastern part of al-Sinaa neighborhood in Deir Ezzor, foiling their infiltration attempt.

More than 15 terrorists were killed in the clashes, in addition to destroying a mortar launcher, two machinegun-equipped vehicles, barricades and motorcycles belonging to ISIS terrorist organization.

Abbas Affirms Need to Enhance Cooperation between Syrian and Russian Women against Takfiri Thinking

MOSCOW, (ST)- Women in Syria are occupying advanced positions in all domains and they have key presence in all the state's establishments and senior government posts, including vice President, parliament speaker, minister and MP, Speaker of the People's Assembly (PA) Hadiya Abbas has underscored.

 Abbas, who is visiting Moscow leading a parliamentary delegation, said during a round of  talks on Monday with a delegation representing the Russian Women Union, that women in Syria enjoyed the great support of late President Hafez al-Assad and they continue to receive same support under the leadership of President Bashar Al-Assad, noting that the people's Assembly has 31 women in its membership.

Terrorists blow up drainage gate of Tasil dam in Daraa countryside

Daraa – Terrorist organizations on Monday blew up the drainage gate of Tasil dam in the northwestern countryside of Daraa province, SANA reported.

Assistant Director of Water Resources in Daraa Marwan al-Rabdawi said that local sources confirmed that terrorists placed explosives on the drainage gate of Tasil dam and detonated them, causing water to flow in the direction of al-Alan valley and Bassel al-Assad dam which is cracked due to the tunnels and trenches dug by terrorists around it.