US-led alliance fires rockets at army positions south of al-Sekhneh

Homs – A military source said on Sunday that at around 8 PM, the US-led alliance forces fired several rockets at army positions in al-Ghurab mountain south of al-Sekhneh, causing only material damage.

Terrorists’ infiltration attempts to military points in Hama countryside foiled

Hama - The Syrian Arab Army units thwarted terrorist groups’ infiltration attempts towards military posts centered to protect safe towns in the northern countryside of Hama, causing casualties among the terrorists.

To the north of Maharda city, SANA said that an army unit stationed in the vicinity of Shaliot village tracked movement of a terrorist group in the agricultural lands south of al-Zakat village and conducted heavy strikes against them, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists’ ranks while the rest fled away.

SANA added that an army unit tracked the movement of a terrorist group in the olive groves south of Latamina town trying to infiltrate towards military points on the direction of Zlain to the south and targeted them with light weapons.

The terrorist groups continue to breach the demilitarized zone agreement in Idleb by repeating their attempts to attack military points in Hama northern countryside.

Ambassador Ala: Syrian Government Triumphed over Terrorism Thanks to Popular Solidarity

GENEVA – The Permanent Representative of Syria to the United Nations and International Organizations in Geneva, Ambassador Hossam El-Din Ala said that Syria’s victories over terrorism and its success in liberating most of the Syrian territories and restoring normal life to it were done by the great efforts exerted by the government and the wide popular support it enjoys, SANA reported.

The Ambassador clarified during a meeting with students from Geneva University that no state can face up to a fierce war of multiple forms the way Syria has been exposed to for more than seven years unless its people have supported the government, leadership and national institutions, according to SANA.

Weapons, ammo, including US-made TOW missiles, seized in southern region

Southern region - The competent authorities seized large quantities of weapons and various munitions, including US-made  missiles of terrorists’ remnants in the southern region.

An officer from the competent authorities told SANA that during the combing of the liberated villages in the southern region, US-made weapons, including anti-armor  TOW missiles, more than 100,000 machine-gun rounds of  23 mm and 14.5mm, in addition to equipment related to the so-called “White Helmets” were found.

He pointed out that the combing of villages and towns in the southern region is continued to lift the remnants of terrorist groups and fully secure the villages and to complete the return of people to their homes, fields and their works and to preserve their lives.

Last Monday, the competent authorities found large quantities of weapons and ammunition, including shoulder-fired anti-tank missiles, electric double cannons, B-9 cannons and satellite communication devices of terrorist organizations’ remnants in the eastern Ghouta, and the countryside of Daraa, Quneitra and Homs.

A civilian martyred, two others injured in landmine explosion in Homs countryside

Homs - A civilian was martyred and two others injured when a landmine left behind by Daesh (ISIS) terrorists went off in Homs eastern countryside.

SANA said that a 13-year-old boy was martyred and two others were injured when the landmine went off in the farmlands between the al-Ghassaniya and al-Shoumariya villages in the eastern countryside of Homs.

The injured civilians were rushed to al-Za’iem hospital to receive the necessary treatment.

Army thwarts terrorist infiltration attempts towards military points in Hama countryside

Hama - Terrorist organizations renewed violation of the demilitarized zone agreement in Idleb by making infiltration attempts towards military points in Hama northern countryside.

SANA said that an army unit tracked the terrorist organizations’ movements in the southern parts of Latimineh city and conducted concentrated strikes against them while they were attempting to infiltrate towards the military posts in the surroundings of al-Zalaqiyat village, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists’ ranks.

To the north of Maharda city, an army unit in the area surrounding al-Hamamiyat village targeted with artillery strikes the terrorist organizations while they tried to infiltrate from the surroundings of al-Jaisat and Tal al-Sakhir towards the military points, killing and injuring many of the terrorists, SANA said.

Western States’ Using of OPCW to Serve Political Goals is Worrying, Undermines Future of Organization: Sabbagh

THE HAGUE– Due to the insistence of the US and some Western states to include controversial and politically-motivated issues in it, the Fourth Review Conference of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) failed to adopt a closing document, according to SANA.

The Fourth Special Session of the Conference of the States Parties to Review the Operation of the Chemical Weapons (Fourth Review Conference) was held at the Hague on November 21-30.

Syria’s Permanent Representative at the OPCW, Ambassador Bassam Sabbagh, told SANA that this conference, which is held every five years, was an opportunity for bridging division among member states which is caused by politicization and double standards practiced by the West, particularly regarding the use of chemical weapons by terrorists in Syria, like what happened on November 24 in Aleppo.