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The Riyadh-formed Syrian opposition's declaration contradicts constitutional committee's mechanism

In a clear cut announcement of its intention to breach the mechanism recently formed the Syrian Constitution Committee, the opposition body emerged from Riyadh declared that it had been working on writing a new constitution since one year and half.

Yahya Aridi, the member of the 'High Negotiations Committee' whose headquarters is in Riyadh, said: "Over the past 18 months, we have studied  all types of constitutions and forms of rule and we will finalize the constitution's draft in the next 2 months."

US and NATO weapons uncovered in a Tunnel in Idleb

Terrorist militias holed up in Idleb countryside have tried to breach the de-escalation zone agreement through targeting Syrian army posts in the western countryside of Hama with the aim of creating a situation similar to the current escalation in the east of Euphrates.

A field source was quoted on the Damascus-based newspaper as saying that terrorist groups, which are positioned in Jabal al-Zaweyeh in Idleb countryside, opened fire and launched rockets on several towns in the western and west northern countryside of Hama where one person was martyred.

Syria Is against the Use of Chemical Weapons, Continues to Cooperate with OPCW Fact-Finding Mission

THE HAGUE, (ST)- Syria has strongly condemned the use of chemical weapons and expressed concern over attempts by some countries, mainly the United States, to promote lies and fabrications accusing Syria of using chemical weapons, Syria’s Permanent Representative to the Organization for the prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Bassam al-Sabbagh said in a statement on Wednesday during the 92nd session of the organization’s Executive Council in the Hague.

Al-Sabagh regretted the way the mission of the fact-finding committee regarding the use of chemical weapons works. He said this mission hasn’t abided by the rules of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), it has conducted its investigations remotely, refused to visit the alleged chemical attacks sites under several pretext and depended on open sources for information like the fabrications of the so-called “White Helmets” group, which serves as Jabhat al-Nusra arm, as well as on testimonies of some people who support terrorist groups.

He pointed out that Syria has always cooperated with the fact-finding mission and facilitated its work.

Lavrov: Washington’s illegitimate presence in Syria should be ended

Nur-Sultan,(ST) _ Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed  the necessity of continuing efforts to find a settlement to the crisis in Syria based on  the  Astana format.

In a joint press conference with his Kazakh counterpart Mukhtar Tleuberdi  today, Lavrov said:" No justification for Washington’s behavior  in Syria, and its illegal presence in Syria should be ended," . He  pointed  out that US  has not implemented its obligations concerning Syria and its forces are still illegally present in the area of al-Tanf, along with terrorist organizations that attack the displaced Syrian in al-Rukban camp.

There are there are thousands  of displaced  Syrian families  in al-Rukban camp  who were  obliged to leave their homes because of the  terrorist attacks.  They  live in difficult humanitarian conditions and suffer from lack of health care and food shortages as a result of the siege imposed upon  them  by  the US occupation forces for more than four years.

On the situation in the  eastern Syrian region , Lavrov reiterated his country's stance on  avoiding  any actions that hinder the settlement of the crisis in Syria and  on the necessity of  commitment to the unity and integrity of its territories.


8.000 Captagon pills seized in Sednaya city

The Drug Enforcement Administration in Damascus has seized 8.000 Captagon pills inside a truck parked inside a garage in Sednaya city, located 27 km north of the city of Damascus.

A source at the administration declared that the Captagon pills were found after inspecting all trucks parked in the garage  and that it had acted upon information sent to it.

Syrian Deputy FM to separatist Kurdish militias: Do not throw yourselves to perdition

The Deputy Minister of Expatriates and Foreign Affairs Dr. Faisal al-Miqdad has reiterated that Syria will never ever accept the occupation of any inch of its territories, calling on the separatist Kurdish militias not to throw themselves to perdition.

"Once again, we say to those who lost everything: DO NOT LOSE YOURSELVES. The homeland welcomes all its citizens and we want to resolve all the Syrian problems in a positive way and far away from violence with preserving every inch of the country," al-Miqdad said in a statement to the Damascus-based al-Watan.

Mikdad voices Syria’s continuous support for Algeria to surpass current crisis

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faysal al-Mikdad has stressed that Syria will continue to support Algeria until it surpasses the difficult conditions it has been passing through and until the Algerian people achieve their aspirations.

Al-Mikdad made the remarks during a ceremony held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates to bid farewell to the Algerian Ambassador to Syria Saleh Bosha marking the end of his mission in the country.