35 Tourists of Different Nationalities Visit Syria's Historical City of Palmyra

PALMYRA, (ST)- A group of 35 tourists of French, Canadian and Swiss nationalities visited the Syrian historical city of Palmyra on Sunday after years of hiatus because of the systematic terrorist attacks against the city.

The tourists visited the Tempel of Bel, the Arch of Triumph, the Colonnade, the Archeological Theatre, the Agora and several other archeological sites where they took photos and have video shots for the destruction the terrorists of Daesh had caused to the city.

"My dream to visit Palmyra archeological monuments has come true," a Canadian tourist told SANA reporter in Palmyra, expressing his deep sorrow over the damage caused by terrorists' acts of vandalism against the city's cultural sites, particularly the historical monuments which belong to the entire humanity.

Terrorists fire rockets shells on Masyaf area, Hama countryside, material damage caused

Hama - Terrorist groups positioned on the outskirts of Hama northern countryside on Sunday fired six rocket shells on Masyaf area, two of which fell near the national hospital, causing only material damage, SANA said.

SANA added that army targeted with artillery and missile strikes vehicles and dens of terrorists in al-Latamina, al-Araba’een and Kafar Zeta in response to their attacks with rockets shells on Masayaf city.

Army destroys terrorists’ vehicles and dens in Hama countryside

Hama – Syrian Arab Army units on Sunday destroyed vehicles and dens of terrorist organizations in the northern countryside of Hama, in response to their breaches of the de-escalation zone area in Idleb.

SANA said that army units carried out artillery strikes against the terrorists’ dens and fortified positions in the surroundings of al-Latamina, al-Araba’een and Kafr Zeta in response to their attacks with rockets shells on Masyaf area, 48km southwest of Hama city.

SANA said the operations resulted in killing and injuring a number of the terrorists and destroying their vehicles and dens.

“Rad al-Qada’a” Film, Epic Real-Life Story of Aleppo Central Prison Siege, Screened at UN Office in Geneva

NEW YORK- “Rad al-Qada’a: Aleppo Central Prison Siege” feature film was screened at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva during an event organized by Syria’s Permanent Mission to the UN in the context of its activities within the current session of the Human Rights Council, SANA reproted.

Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Hussam Eddin Ala said that the film showed an aspect of human suffering which affected the Syrian people due to crimes committed by the extremist terrorist organizations, whose their crimes and practices are often absent from the UN politicized reports and Western media outlets’ coverage.

Al-Mikdad Thanks China for Supporting Syria's War on Terrorism

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faysal al-Mikdad on Saturday thanked China, as a leadership and people, over its support for Syria's war on terrorism and hailed the Chinese Republic's principled stances at the Security Council and its use of veto against several western draft resolutions that targeted Syria's sovereignty, independence and unity.

Al-Mikdad made the remarks during his meeting with China's Assistant Foreign Minister Chen Xiaodong and the accompanying delegation.  The meeting dealt with developments relating to the crisis in Syria.

Al-Mikdad highly appreciated the humanitarian assistance China has been providing to Syria to enhance the steadfastness of the Syrian people against the unilateral coercive economic measures imposed by the United States and its allies against them after the Syrian Arab army succeeded in defeating terrorism in most Syrian areas.

Al-Quds International Foundation Calls for Rejecting all Forms of Normalization with Zionist Enemy

DAMASCUS- Presidential Political and Media Advisor Bouthaina Shaaban said that Syria’s martyrs who have died in the battle against terrorism and its supporters are the martyrs of Palestine, because targeting Syria is a direct targeting of the Palestinian cause, SANA reported.

Shaaban was speaking at a press conference following the meeting of Al-Quds International Foundation’s board of secretaries at Dama Rose Hotel on Saturday.

Shaaban, the chairperson of the Foundation, said that what the people of the region have faced during the past years aimed to end the conflict with the Israeli enemy and turn it to another direction that serves the enemy’s interests, emphasizing that Palestine will remain the compass guiding the struggle, according to SANA.

11 martyred, others injured in landmines blasts in Tadmur, Hama, and Hasaka

Provinces - Eight civilians were martyred and eleven others were injured on Saturday in blast of a landmine left behind by Daesh (ISIS) terrorists in the surrounding of Arek village in Tadmur (Palmyra) desert, SANA said.

The victims are people who work in raising livestock who were being transported by a truck with their families in search of pasturage.