Tens of families return to their homes in countryside of Hama, Idleb and Aleppo

Idleb - Tens of families returned to their villages and towns in the countryside of Idleb, Aleppo and Hama which were liberated from terrorism by the Syrian Arab Army.

SANA said that the families returned from the areas where the terrorist groups spread in Idleb countryside via Abu al-Dohor corridor.

SANA added that the authorities provided the returnees with all their basic needs and services as a part of the government efforts to return the displaced by terrorism to their areas.

Al-Mikdad Says S-300 Missile System "Defensive", Stresses Syria Will Defend Itself as It Always Does

DAMASCUS, (ST)-The S-300 missile system with which Russia will supply Syria within the coming two weeks are "defensive", Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faysal al-Mikdad has stressed, reiterating that Syria will defend itself as it always does.

Al-Mikdad, who was speaking to journalists during a reception held on Tuesday by the Chinese Embassy in Damascus marking the 69th Anniversary of the foundation of the People's Republic of China, affirmed that the tragic incident which led to the downing of the Russian IL-20 has uncovered and clarified Israel's aggressive policies and the support being provided by the United States and other western countries to the Israeli destructive policies in Syria.

Army advances in depth of Sweida Badyia

Sweida - Units of Syrian Arab Army restored control over large strategic areas in the rocky cliffs of al-Safa hills area in the depth of Sweida Badyia (desert).

SANA said that army units regained fire control over the area of Qabar al-Sheikh Hasan from the western, northwestern and southwestern sides of al-Safa hills in parallel with restoring a number of areas in Ard Qa’a al-Banat area after fierce clashes with Daesh (ISIS) terrorists.

Scores of Daesh terrorists were killed due to the army’s tactical operation in the area, according to SANA.

SANA added that army units continued chasing Daesh in the area of al-Safa hills and tightening noose on their remnants.

Russian electronic warfare equipment arrive in Hmeimim airbase

Moscow - Russian electronic warfare systems arrived at Hmeimim airbase in Lattakia, SANA reported.

According to the Russian newspaper Izvestia, the electronic warfare equipment arrived at Hmeimim airbase near Lattakia on Monday, aboard an Il-76 transport aircraft.

The newspaper said that the systems were intended to disrupt airborne radar, aircraft communication and controls and satellite navigation systems used in attack jets, drones and guided munitions.

“The operators will be able to project a protective radio-electronic dome over hundreds of kilometers over Syria and along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea,” the newspaper added.

Syrian Media's Role in Confronting Anti-Syria Disinformation Campaigns Highlighted

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The role of the Syrian media in covering the Syrian Arab army's victories over terrorism and in confronting the anti Syria disinformation campaigns was the theme of the media forum held within the frame work of the Second Syrian Media Festival organized by the Journalist Union at Dar Al-Assad for Art and Culture in Damascus.

Information Minister Imad Sara said that the media conspiracy hatched against Syria couldn't, despite the huge foreign support, undermine the steadfastness of the national media.

He added that targeting Syrian journalists and media institutions during the crisis has proved the effectiveness of the Syrian media and its role in the battlefield. He highly appreciated the sacrifices of the Syrian media journalists who were martyred while conveying the real image about what is really going on in the country.

Ambassador Ala: Israeli Attacks on Civilian Facilities in Syria Indicates Israel’s Transition to New Phase of State Terrorism

GENEVA- Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Hussam Eddin Ala affirmed that the Israeli attacks on scientific and civilian facilities in Syria indicate that the Israeli entity has moved into a new phase of state terrorism after years of supporting terrorist organizations and supplying them with logistical support, direct military support and efforts to prevent their defeat, SANA reported.

In a statement delivered before the 39th session of the Human Rights Council, dedicated to discuss the situation of Human Rights in the occupied Syrian Golan, Ambassador Ala said that there is no doubt that Israel would not have continued its aggressive behavior without the cover and protection from accountability provided by the US and its allies at international forums, including within the Human Rights Council, where the US pressure to cancel item 7 continues as the British resort to voting down all resolutions condemning the Israeli practices.

Syria to Take Part in Meetings of 73rd Session of UN General Assembly

DAMASCUS, (ST)-The Syrian Arab Republic is to take part in the meetings of the 73rd Session of UN General Assembly scheduled to held on Tuesday in New York.

Deputy Premier, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates will lead the Syrian delegation to the meetings. He will deliver Syria's speech on Saturday.