Grand Mufti Urges Syrian Expatriates to Refute Misleading Media's Claims about Syria

 DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syria's Grand Mufti Badr Eddin Hassoun has called on the Syrian expatriates to convey the real image about what is going on in Syria to the countries where they live and urged them to work as refute the claims being promoted in the misleading media outlets about events in Syria.

Meeting a delegation representing the Syrian community in Italy led by Jamal Abu Abbas, the mufti said the Syrian people is be victorious thanks to their rallying behind their leader and army.

Army eliminates ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in several areas

Provinces - Army and Armed Forces units continued targeting terrorists from ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra in several areas across the country, thwarting a number of terrorist attacks in Daraa city, SANA reported.

Deir Ezzor

The army eliminated all members of an ISIS terrorist group and destroyed their weapons’ depot and a car equipped with heavy cannon near Ghassan Abboud roundabout in Deir Ezzor city.

Syrian Government Ready to Swap Prisoners for Citizens Kidnapped by Terrorist Groups

DAMASCUS, (ST)-The government of the Syrian Arab Republic stresses its continuous readiness to swap prisoners for kidnapped Syrian citizens and hostages held by the terrorist groups including men, women, children, civilians and soldiers, an official Syrian source announced on Monday.

The announcement was made following coordination with concerned ministries and partiers and after the government has succeeded in liberating many civilians and soldiers who were held by the terrorist groups, the source said.

Damascus Platform for Syrian-Syrian Dialogue Holds Forum on Syrian Women Rights

DAMASCUS, (ST)-Damascus Platform for Syrian-Syrian Dialogue on Sunday held a women forum on Syrian women's rights at the Dama Rose hotel in Damascus. Some 400 women from different cultural and social categories from all Syrian provinces took part in the event which was also attended by official and civil society figures.

Discussions focused on women's rights, the legal situation of women and suggestions to enhance women's role in law making, in drawing up economic development plans for the post-crisis era and in activating home economics due to its importance in supporting national economy.

Concluding the forum, participants issued a statement affirming the need to give priority to the process of reconstruction with national capital, to the government projects and to supporting businesswomen projects by creating a general environment that helps women exhibit and market their small-sized enterprises' products.

Hizbollah Supports All Efforts to Stop Bloodshed, Open Way for Reconciliation and Political Settlement in Syria

BEIRUT, (ST)-Hizbollah supports all efforts aiming to stop bloodshed in Syria and open the way for national reconciliation and political solution, Hizbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah has underscored.

During Hizbollah ceremony to commemorate the party late official Sheikh Hussein Obeid in Baalbek city in northeastern Lebanon, Nasrallah said the countries supporting terrorism and the misleading media keep lying and promote fabrications to accuse Hizbollah and cover their crimes.

Refuting claims accusing Hizbollah of rejecting ceasefire in Syria, Nasrallah said "the party strongly supports not only the ceasefire agreement concluded in Astana, but also any ceasefire agreement in Syria and it backs all procedures aiming stop bloodshed in the country and provide chances for national reconciliation and political solutions."

Two martyred, 9 injured in Daraa


Daraa - Two people( including a child) were martyred and nine others got injured when Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists targeted Daraa city with rocket shells on Sunday.

SANA quoted a source at the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in Daraa Branch as saying that two persons were martyred and nine others got injured, some seriously, when shells fired by terrorists landed in al-Sahara and al-Manshiya neighborhoods in Daraa city, pointing out that the injured were transferred to the National Hospital.

The terrorists continue to bombard the residential neighborhoods, stressing that material damage is caused to public and private properties.

Medical sources at the National Hospital and SARC said that they are on high readiness for receiving any more cases.

The army retakes strategic hills near Palmyra, repels Jabhat al-Nusra attack in Daraa

Provinces – Army units operating in the eastern countryside of Homs established control over a number of hills in Jahar area after eliminating the remaining ISIS gatherings there.

Army units, in cooperation with the allied and supporting forces, carried out during the past few hours a swift military operation in which they established control over a number of strategic hills surrounding Jahar gas station to the northwest of Tadmur (Palmyra) city, SANA reported.