Fire Controlled at DIA Kerosene Warehouses

DAMASCUS, (ST ) _Firefighters  teams managed today   (Friday ) to control a fire  which broke out in  Kerosene Warehouses in Damascus International Airport.

The airport management said it opened an investigation to uncover the cause of the fire, stressing  air traffic  is normal completely .

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Syrian Arab army tightens its grip on terrorist groups


PROVINCES,(ST)_The armed forces imposes control over al-Qesa town in the Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus amid reports of targeting suspension bridge in Der Ezzour province by terrorists' rockets.

All hideouts of the terrorists in the town (al-Qesa) have been destroyed by the armed forces, SANA reported, adding: "Nine days ago, security was restored to al-Etaiba town, east al-Qesa town, which was a center for the terrorists coming from Jordan to the Eastern Ghouta."    

 Actually, the army tightens its grip on the terrorist groups inside the Eastern Ghouta as it captures the area liking Damascus International Airport to al-Dmir area.

As the army advances in several areas in Damascus countryside and Homs Province, terrorists fired today (Thursday) rockets and mortars on Der Ezzour suspension bridge, which is one of the great ruins in Syria, causing serious damages in it. 

The armed forces targeted several hideouts of terrorists in Der Ezzour province.

Damascus countryside

They also destroyed mortars and hideouts of terrorists outside the capital and in the north provinces while intense fighting broke out elsewhere.

In Doma district outside Damascus, a unit of armed forces shelled 15 shops in the industrial area as they were used by terrorists to produce explosive devices and mortar shells.

While, other units of armed forces clashed with terrorist groups in Jobar, Barzeh and Harasta districts, killing and injuring a lot of the groups' members (most of them affiliates to al-Nusra Front), according to military and official sources.

North provinces

In the north provinces, the armed forces destroyed three mortars and heavy machine guns and killed unknown number of terrorists in the surrounding of Abo al-Dohor airport in Idleb countryside and in Bab al-Hadid area in Aleppo city.

Two snipers are among the killed terrorists in Idleb countryside.

It was also reported that engineering units dismantled an explosive device of the weight 200kg planted by armed terrorist groups on Ariha-Jesr alshogor road.

Meanwhile, fierce clashes broke out around Salaheddin alley and al-Layramon area in Aleppo city ended in killing and injuring many of terrorists and confiscating big quantity of weapons.


In the central Homs province, the armed forces destroyed an arsenal of explosive devices and killed many terrorists in al-Khaledeyeh and al-Rastan areas.

Moreover, it was reported that a factory for producing explosive devices was discovered by a unit of armed forces in Joret al-Shayyah in the same province.

Yesterday, four explosive devices detonated when a terrorist group was planting them on Homs-Palmyra road.  All terrorist group's members were dead.

Daraa and Banyas

In Daraa province, south the country, the armed forces confiscated big quantity of weapons and ammunitions in Kherbet Ghazaleh town and killed many al-Nusra Front-linked terrorists.

Other weapons were seized in al-Bida town in Banyas.

Units of armed forces, in addition, targeted hideouts of terrorists in different areas in Banyas provinces 

In a separate incident, a citizen was wounded in a detonation of an explosive device attached to his car in Rekneddin area in the capital.

 Syria is facing a foreign-backed war that aims to weaken the Syrian Arab army and destroy national economy to serve Israel's interests in the region.

The US, France, Britain, Qatar, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia fund and support the terrorist groups, who perpetrate heinous crimes against citizen and destroy Syria's infrastructure.


WHO, Health Ministry Cooperate on Aids Delivery to Provinces

Homs (ST) _World Health Organization WHO representative in Syria Elizabeth Hoff said that the organization will  spare no efforts to deliver pharmaceutical needs to all areas and increase the volume of aid to Syrians in need.

During  a tour on Wednesday  on some hospitals in Homs after discussing with its  governor humanitarian, relief and health  situation in the Hoff noted  "the existing cooperation with the Ministry of Health in sending and distributing aids to the provinces," pointing out that the organization is also cooperating with the Ministry of Higher Education to meet hospitals needs.

 She explained that a new  shipment of drugs arrived in the  warehouses of the Syrian  Red Crescent for distribution on  hospitals and health centers including  drugs for  trauma, accidents , diarrhea and infectious diseases as well as Band-Aid  medications. 

For his part, Governor of Homs Ahmad Munir Muhammad said  that  cooperation with world  programs  in  humanitarian  and relief areas should be increased to save Syrians  affected by the crimes of the armed terrorist groups. 

He indicated that " vaccines were sent to  the besieged children of the old city in Homs ,despite terrorist attacks to the transporting convoy," stressing continued  efforts to deliver all the medicines and humanitarian needs and the role of WHO in supporting preventive measures against infectious diseases.

The governor also discussed with Awatif Shoura  program director  of " my project" initiative   accompanying WHO 's  delegation , objectives of the project, which is a non-profit fund aims to insure microfinance for the poorest, through encouraging   agricultural industrial and vocational borrower projects .

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Terrorism of Takfiri Forces Evidence on Bankruptcy- Minister

 DAMASCUS,(ST)_ Minister of the Interior Maj. Gen. Mohammed Al-Shaar stressed  that terrorism of the takfiri forces comes in the context of the American Zionist project  carried out by armed terrorist groups against Syria, as  a" clear evidence of the bankruptcy of these groups," which seek to cover up its  defeats before the blows of the Syrian armed forces  and internal security forces.

During a meeting on Wednesday  with officers representing central departments , Damascus  Police Command ,and order keeping forces , the Minister stressed the need of full readiness to perform assigned  duties , noting the  big sacrifices rendered by the  Internal Security Forces to  restore security and stability to the country.

He pointed out that  the achievements of the Internal Security Forces against the  armed terrorist groups, respect for the citizens and preserving  their rights and dignity during the performance of their duties boosted   citizens confidence in the  Interior Ministry , noting ministry's pursuit  to improve the living situation of its cadres  and ensure the requirements of modern service so as to  enhance the role played by policemen units  in law enforcement.

"Syria will restore security and stability and emerge from the crisis stronger than before,  thanks to the awareness of the Syrian people and national adherence to their unity under  the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad", the Minister concluded.


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Syrian Arab army restore security to several areas in Hama


PROVINCES,(ST)_Units of armed forces restore stability and security to Wadi al-Joz, Masha'a, and Aleppo road in Hama province while other ones (units) continue hunting down foreign-backed terrorists outside Damascus, Homs, Hama, Idleb, Der-Ezzour, Lattakia, and  Aleppo, and shells their hideouts there.

According to SANA, the armed forces inflicted on Wednesday heavy losses upon terrorists in Barzeh, Zamalka and the Eastrn Ghouta areas outside the capital as a lot of their weapons and hideouts were destroyed in qualitative operations.

Unknown numbers of al-Nusra Front-affiliated terrorists were reportedly eliminated in the operations.

The armed forces, in addition, confiscated a big quantity of weapons and ammunitions in the three areas, which became safe, in Hama.  

On the other hand, a military source told SANA that unit of armed forces repelled terrorists' bid to sneak into Abo al-Dohor airport in Idleb province. Most of the terrorist were killed.

The source added that engineering units dismantled three explosive devices of the weight 40-50 kg planted by terrorists on Ariha road.

3 explosive devices detonated in Damascus

In a separate incident, dozens of citizens were wounded by explosion of two explosive devices in Damascus.

At least 4 citizens were martyred and more than 38 others wounded as a result of detonating three explosive devices in Khalid Ibn al-Walid Street, Bab M'salla square and near al-Akram Mosque al-Mazzeh district in the capital.

In the county's south, an armed terrorist group tried to assassinate, Dr. Walid al-Shannor, Director General of the National Daraa Hospital.

Dr. al-Shannor, who was shot in the chest by sniper, is being treated in Daraa Hospital.

Syria is facing a foreign-backed war that aims to weaken the Syrian Arab army and destroy its national economy to serve Israel's interests in the region.

The US, France, Britain, Qatar, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia supply the terrorist groups, who perpetrate heinous crimes against citizen and destroy Syria's infrastructure, with arms, money and media coverage.


President al-Assad: Syria's Workers Live Up To Expectations

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Marking the Workers' Day, President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday paid a visit to  the Umawyeen Electricity Station at the Tishreen Park in Damascus where His Excellency congratulated the station's workers on duty  and Syrian workers as a whole.

" the values of work are deeply associated with great and sublime titles such dedication, building, production, strength and good where Syria's workers adopted. They(Syria's workers have exerted every possible effort to boost strengthnesses and surpassing weaknesses with the aim of a dear and strong Syria ,"said President Al-Assad.

"over the past two years of the crisis in Syria,Syrian workers again lived up to expectations .They will be one of the pillars of the country's strength and not on the contrary. Attempts to hit the infrastructure will not weaken Syria's workers to perform their national duty despite the fact that hundreds of of workers from various sectors have passed away at the hands of terrorists, "underscored President Al-Assad.

 President al-Assad made it clear  that one of the most important groups among workers are electricity workers and services sectors workers who exerted their utmost  to keep these sectors working even if that meant risking their lives. So the Syrians appreciate their work as the terrorists and their backers are relentlessly working to sink Syria into darkness d, both at  the intellectual and social level and on the level of depriving citizens from basic services, mainly electricity.

His Excellency went on saying that   Syria's workers aborted  the terrorists' attempts and maintained the flow  of services, noting that this is one of the components of the steadfastness of the country in the face of the war targeting it and its citizens.

President al-Assad toured the station and was briefed by its supervisors on the nature of their work and services they provide. He lauded the great efforts they are exerting, particularly their efforts to restore electricity as soon as possible in areas witnessing exceptional security conditions despite that terrorists target them and that there have been martyrs among the workers' ranks.

For their part, workers at the station highly appreciated  President al-Assad 's  gesture on their day, affirming that the difficulties they face will not dissuade them from carrying out their national duty and help preserve the electricity .

"President al-Assad's visit shows constant concern and care for the working class, and that it should motivate workers and make them more determined to work hard," Electricity Minister Imad Khamis told reporters.


Syrian Aviation denies receiving notification of targeting Russian plane over Syria

DAMASCUS,(ST)_Syrian Civil Aviation Establishment underscores that it has not received notification of targeting Russian passenger plane by missiles when it flew over Syria on Monday.

"The Russian passenger plane was flying from the Egyptian restore of Sharm el-Shiekh to the Russian city of Kazan had left the Syrian airspace without being notified of any assault," SANA quoted an official source at the establishment as saying.

It added that the Russian plane's pilot communicated with Air Watch Center in Damascus and asked for allowing the plane to fly at altitude 36000feet instead of 34000 feet without saying the reason.

"He was allowed to do that as it is a common request," the source said.

It cited that four Russian commercial planes and dozens of other civil ones flew over Syrian territory on the same day safely.

"Syrian airspace is safe," the sources stressed.