Fighting Terror Should Be Top Priority of All Countries, because Terrorism Has Become a Global Phenomenon: al-Jaafari

GENEVA, (ST)-The seventh round of intra-Syrian talks continued today in Geneva with a meeting between the delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic led by Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari and the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura at the UN headquarters.

In a statement to reporters following the talks, al-Jaafari said “today we held talks with de Mistura on fighting terrorism, or what is agreed to be called the fourth basket.” He added “these talks form an important prelude to continue discussing the file of terrorism fighting which is a top priority of the delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic.

Forensic Medicine Documents over 11.000 Deaths , 43.000 injuries in Aleppo City from Terror Attacks

General Commission of Forensic Medicine in Syria has documented over 11.000 deaths and 43.000 cases of injury in Aleppo city caused by terror mortar attacks on the city, according to the Damascus-based 'Al-Watan' newspaper. 

The paper quoted Director General of the commission Zahir Hajjo as saying that there are more than 2700 unidentified dead bodies in the city.

Syrian Arab Republic Delegation Holds Talks with de Mistura

 GENEVA– The delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic, led by Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, on Monday held a session of talks with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura at the UN HQ in Geneva within the framework of the seventh session of the intra-Syrian dialogue.

So far, the UN hasn’t announced any other meetings with the opposition delegations, according to SANA.

De Mistura pledged to exert huge efforts to push the Syrian talks in Geneva forward.

Five persons martyred in a terrorist shelling attack in Aleppo city

Aleppo – Five civilians were martyred when armed groups fired shells on the southern Halab al-Jadida neighborhood in Aleppo city, in a new breach of the Russian memorandum on de-escalation zones.

A source at Aleppo Police Command said that armed groups positioned in the southwestern countryside of Aleppo fired three shells on citizens’ houses in the southern Halab al-Jadida neighborhood, SANA reported.

Five persons were martyred due to the attack, in addition to the injuring of many others, most of them are children and women, who were rushed to al-Razi and the University hospitals for treatment, according to the source.

On Sunday, a person was martyred in a rocket shell attack on al-Qanjara village in the northern countryside of Lattakia.

Army reestablishes control over a gas facility in Homs and strategic areas in Sweida

Provinces – Army units reestablished control over new areas to the south of al-Sukhna town, one of ISIS’ major positions in the eastern countryside of Homs.

A military source said that army units assumed full control of al-Heil gas facility to the south of al-Sukhna town after special operations in which a number of terrorists were killed and others were injured, SANA reported.

The source added that army’s engineering units immediately dismantled IEDs and mines which had been planted by ISIS terrorists inside the facility.

Syria Congratulates Iraq on Liberation of Mosul from Daesh

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The Syrian government has congratulated the people and government of Iraq on the liberation of Mosul from Daesh terrorist organization, stressing that the Syrian army, people and government will continue its cooperation with Iraq to eliminate the rest of Daesh gangs.    

An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates told SANA on Monday that victory on terrorism achieved by the Iraqi army and the Hashd Shaabi forces in Mosul is victory for all who believe that eliminating Daesh terrorism is a noble victory that deserves martyrdom and sacrifices within the framework of the war on terror.

Occupation's Decision to Hold "Local Council" Elections in Occupied Syrian Golan Illegal: Protestors

QUNEITRA, (ST)- The occupied Syrian Golan will continue to be a Syrian Arab land and that the Golan will return to the Syrian national sovereignty sooner or later, the people of Quneitra stressed during a protest they organized on Sunday to condemn the Israeli occupation's illegal decision to hold the so-called "local councils" elections in the occupied Syrian Golan.

Protestors, who gathered in front of the governorate's building expressed their solidarity with the locals of the occupied villages of Majdal Shams, Masaada, Baqaatha, Ayn Qanya, and al-Ghajar, affirmed that all the decisions made by the occupation authorities are null and void and of no legal value.