Army restores control over new areas near Palmyra, foils ISIS attack in Deir Ezzor

Provinces - Army and Armed Forces units reestablished control over new areas south of Palmyra city in Homs province, and destroyed gatherings and positions of ISIS terrorists in Deir Ezzor province, SANA reported.

Deir Ezzor

Army units  clashed with terrorist groups affiliated to ISIS after midnight on Sunday when the the terrorists attempted to infiltrate the surroundings of Deir Ezzor Airport and Liwa al-Tamin, killing a number of terrorists while the survivors fled away.

Three Syrian civilians martyred by Turkish forces in Raqqa province near borders


Raqqa – Turkish regime forces killed at least three Syrian civilians in the countryside of Raqqa province near the Syrian-Turkish borders.

Local sources said that members of the Turkish border guard opened fire on a group of civilians near Um Sahrij village in Tal Abyad area in the northern countryside of Raqqa, an area close to the Turkish borders, claiming the lives of three of the civilians, SANA reported.

Reconciliation Agreement Reached in al-Waer Neighborhood in Homs

HOMS– A reconciliation agreement was reached on Monday in al-Waer neighborhood on the western outskirts of Homs city, SANA reported.

According to the agreement, the legal status of the militants in the neighborhood will be settled while those who reject reconciliations will be evacuated from it along with their families in preparation for the return of the government institutions to it.

SANA’s reporter in Homs said that the agreement was reached in coordination with the military and security committee in Homs and the Hmeimim-based Russian Reconciliation Center.

Kazakh foreign minister says Astana process helps strengthen Syrian ceasefire

ASTANA- The United Nations Security Council has praised the peacemaking potential of the "Astana process" aimed at settling the Syrian crisis as well as its role in strengthening the Syrian ceasefire, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said addressing the country’s lower house of parliament.

According to the minister, the UN Security Council has applauded Kazakhstan’s role in finding a way to resolve the Syrian crisis. "Members of the United Nations Security Council noted that arranging dialogue between the Syrian government and the armed opposition, strengthening the ceasefire and setting up a trilateral mechanism for monitoring the ceasefire guaranteed by Moscow, Ankara and Tehran, became possible thanks to the steps taken by the head of our state and the Astana process," Abdrakhmanov said, TASS reported.

Irish Peace Activists Visit Syria

DAMASCUS, (ST)- An Irish delegation of peace activists is visiting Syria to meet Syrian officials and know about what is really going on in the country.

Tourism Minister Bisher Yazigi on Sunday met members of the guest delegation and explained to them that Syria has been exposed to media and economic terrorism during the war it has been facing over the past six years. This terrorism aimed to distort facts and affect the life of the steadfast Syrian people, the minister said.

Nineteen Civilians Martyred in New US-Led Coalition's Massacre in Raqqa Countryside

RAQQA, (ST)- Nineteen civilians were martyred Saturday night in a new massacre committed by the warplanes of the US-led Coalition against Syrian civilians in the Raqqa countryside.

Identical local and media sources said that under the pretext of fighting Daesh terrorist organization, warplanes, affiliated to the illegal US-Led Coalition, last night carried out several raids on Kasret al-Sheikh Jum'a and Kasret al-Faraj areas in Raqqa southern countryside and on the agricultural research center area on the southern bank of the Euphrates, killing nineteen civilians.

A person martyred, three injured in terrorist attack in Daraa

Daraa - Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists on Sunday afternoon targeted with tens of rocket and mortar shells the residential buildings in Daraa City, killing a person, injuring three others and causing fires to erupt in a number of houses.

Terrorist groups affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization fired more than 50 rocket and mortar shells on the neighborhoods of al-Sahari, al-Matar and the National Hospital, according to SANA.