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Russian and Syrian army forces target terrorist organizations only, says Russian FM

Moscow, (ST) - The director of the department of new calls and threats Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Tarabrin, emphasized that Russian and Syrian forces target terrorist organizations only in their operations.

"We have declared more than once that neither Russia nor the Syrian army  are bombing the civilian population and all strikes are directed at terrorist formations only and those who have and carry arms and fight the legitimate authorities," Tarabrin said in an interview with the Russian agency Sputnik today.

A civilian martyred, another wounded as US occupation forces open fire on locals in Khirbet Ammo village near Qamishli city

HASAKA, (ST)- A civilian was martyred and another was wounded on Wednesday after US occupation forces opened fire on the locals of Khirbet Ammo and Hamou villages to the east of Qamishli city who were gathering near a Syrian Army checkpoint that prevented US vehicles from passing.

Meantime, the locals of of Bower al-Bou’asi threw stones on the US occupation’s vehicles and pulled the American flag down.

SANA reporter in Hasaka said that the army checkpoint stopped the US occupation military vehicles driving along al-Swis/Alaya/Khirbet Ammo road to the east of Qamishli. As a result, hundreds of residents of Khirbet Ammo and Hamou villages gathered at the checkpoint to prevent the vehicles from passing and force them to return to where they came.

Syria has signed many legal documents and treaties aiming at enhancing global nuclear security: Sabbagh

VIENNA, (ST)- Syria has stressed that it pays special attention to all international legal documents that enhance global nuclear security, starting from its belief that nuclear security in any country must be this country's responsibility.

This was stated by Syria's Permanent Representative at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Bassam Sabbagh during the  International Conference on Nuclear Security currently held by  the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna.

Sabbagh said that the trafficking of nuclear materials or the use of any other radioactive elements in criminal or terrorist acts poses serious threat to global security, especially because such violations have become a cross-border activity.

Army General Command: Turkish attacks won't prevent the Syrian Army from pressing ahead with fighting takfiri terrorism

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The attacks of the Turkish regime forces on Syrian territories won't succeed in protecting takfiri terrorism or preventing the Syrian army from pressing ahead with its combat operations in the province of Idleb and in the west of Aleppo to eliminate terrorist groups under different names and to restore security and stability countrywide, a statement by the Syrian Army General Command said on Tuesday.

The command made it clear that the Turkish regime continues to escalate its aggressive acts against Syrian territories in a flagrant violation of the international law and the principle of respecting the sovereignty of independent states. The aim is to impede the progress of the Syrian Arab Army and prevent the collapse of the internationally blacklisted terrorist groups in Idleb and the western part of Aleppo, the ministry pointed out.

Syria: Recent OPCW's briefing aimed at deviating world's attention from manipulation of final report on Douma incident

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syria has stressed that the content of the recent briefing of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on its internal investigation into the leaks pertaining to "Douma report" aims at falsifying facts and deviating the world's attention from the core issue, which is the investigative team's manipulation of the final report on the alleged chemical incident in Syria's Douma.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said that the General Secretariat of the OPCW, several days ago, held a briefing on the results of the internal investigation it has conducted into the leakage of sensitive information about the final report of the OPCW's Fact-Finding Mission on Douma incident in April 2018.

The ministry said that what was surprising is that the Secretariat  delivered its position but didn't give the member countries any chance to make any comments or ask any questions.

Turkish regime's forces and mercenaries fired rockets on towns in Hasaka

HASAKA, (ST)_The Turkish occupation forces and their mercenaries carried out rocket attacks on two towns in Hasaka countryside in parallel with entering a convoy of cars carrying dozens of terrorists through the border Sekkareyeh town.

According to the Syrian News Agency (SANA), the Turkish occupation forces and their allied terrorist groups fired rockets on the town of Rabe'aa, which is located in the northern countryside of Hasaka.

Syrian army advances in the west of Aleppo city, repels attack on a village in Idleb

ALEPPO/ IDLEB, (ST)_The Syrian army presses ahead with military operations against terrorist groups on the axis of Saraqib area in Idleb countryside and advances in the west of Aleppo.

According to the Syrian Alikhbaria TV channel, army units advanced on the axis of Daheyae-Rashidin and Jameyet al-Sahafeyyen [Journalists' Association] in the west of Aleppo city.