49 Trucks Carrying Humanitarian, Medical Aid Arrive in Eastern Ghouta

DAMASCUS, (ST)- A convoy of humanitarian and medical aid arrived on Monday in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside.

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent  (SARC) said in a statement on Monday that SARC staff in cooperation with UN led a convoy of 49 trucks carrying humanitarian and medical aid to the towns of Saqba and Kafar Batna in Eastern Ghouta.

The convoy contains 8000 food parcels, 8000 flour bags as well as medicines and medical materials.

Army advances in operations against ISIS in Deir Ezzor, eliminating many terrorists

Provinces – Syrian Arab Army units, supported by the Syrian Air Force, carried out operations targeting ISIS positions in a number of neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor city.

SANA said that the Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes on bases, gatherings, and fortified positions of ISIS in the neighborhoods of al-Hamidiye, al-Kanamat, al-Sheikh Yassin, and al-Jbaileh, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.

SANA said that army units, in cooperation with allied forces, advanced further in the operations against ISIS in al-Hamidiye neighborhood, eliminating terrorists in a number of blocks of buildings, services departments, and the main street up to Khadija al-Kubra School.

3000 Tonnes of Stolen Wheat Found in ISIS Hideouts in Hama Countryside

HAMA, (ST)- A Syrian Arab Army unit in cooperation with popular Defense groups in Hama eastern countryside found 3000 tonnes of stolen wheat in one of the hideouts of ISIS terrorist organization in al-Qastal village.

Hama Governor, Mohammad al-Hazouri told SANA reporter that "the wheat was found in three sites, each contained at least 1000 tonnes, and it was placed within cells under the ground. He added that necessary vehicles and equipments were ensured to get the wheat out.  

Syrian Arab Republic Delegation to Astana 7 Meeting Holds Consultations with Russian, Iranian Delegations

ASTANA–  The seventh  round of talks on Syria in Astana has kicked off with the participation of the Syrian Arab Republic delegation headed by Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari.

According to SANA, the Syrian Arab Republic delegation has started a  meeting with the Russian delegation headed by the Russian president special envoy to Syria Alexander Lavrentiev.

Earlier, the Republic’s delegation held a meeting with the Iranian delegation headed by Iranian Assistant Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari.

De-Escalation Zones, Humanitarian Issues to Be Discussed at Syria Talks in Astana

ASTANA- The seventh round of negotiations on Syria kicks off in Astana on Monday, the de-escalation zones and humanitarian issues will top the agenda, Itar Tass said in a report on Monday.

Bilateral and trilateral expert consultations will be held on Monday, while a plenary meeting is scheduled for October 31. The Russian delegation at the talks is led by Presidential Envoy for the Syrian Settlement Alexander Lavrentyev, Iranian - by Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Ansari and the Turkish - by Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Sedat Onal.

The Syrian government is represented by Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar Jaafari.

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, US Acting Assistant Secretary of State David Satterfield and the Jordanian delegation are taking part in the meeting as observers.

Armed Groups Block UN Humanitarian Aid Convoy Bound to Locals in Damascus Countryside Towns

DAMASCUS COUNTRYSIDE, (ST)- Armed groups operating in eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside have blocked humanitarian aid convoy bound to the locals in the towns of Yelda, Babbila and Beit Sahm in the southern countryside of Damascus.

The armed groups' behavior aims at tightening their siege on civilians they are taking as human shields.

According to local and media sources, on October 26th, armed groups intercepted humanitarian aid shipments bound to the  people in the towns of Yelda, Babbila and Beit Sahm near Damascus and didn't allow the convoy to pass, demanding  5000 food parcels as a ransom.

"Jabhat al-Nusra" Terrorists Possess Depots Containing Toxic Materials in Idleb: Sources

IDLEB, (ST)- Local sources in the Syrian province of Idleb have confirmed the existence of toxic weapons in several depots that belong to Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization, particularly in Ghazleh and Ma'aret Misrin towns, nine kilometers north of Idlib city.

In a statement to SANA, the sources said Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda arm in Syria, have several depots that contain toxic materials in Idleb province, pointing out that this takfiri organization "hides shells filled with poisonous materials in the towns of Ghazleh and Ma'aret Misrin.  

 According to the sources, some of the toxic substances have been made locally, while other chemical materials were manufactured abroad, specifically in the US.