General Ayoub visits Hmeimem base on occasion of Russia victory in WWII

Lattakia - Upon the directives of Commander-in-Chief of the Army and armed forces, President Bashar al-Assad, Minister of Defense Ali Abdullah Ayoub, visited Hmeimem military base and offered congratulations on behalf of President al-Assad and the army to Russian soldiers and officers on the 73rd anniversary of victory in World War II.

General Ayoub underlined the importance of political and military support provided by the Russian friends to Syria in its war against terrorism and its supporters, SANA reported.

Syrian army hunts remnants of Daesh terrorists in Deir Ezzor Badiya, regains control over wide swaths

Deir Ezzor – Units of the Syrian army, in cooperation with backup forces, carried out a wide-scale military operation to cleanse the desert of Deir Ezzor from the remnants of Daesh terrorists and hotbeds.

The army managed to regain control over large swaths of al-Badiya estimated at 1500 square km and cleansed the areas of al-Faydah, Faydat Bin Mowayne’ and al-Tammah, 80 Km southwestern of Deir Ezzor, from fleeing Daesh terrorists, inflicting heavy losses upon the takfiri organization in personnel and weapons.

Four martyred, 24 injured due to terrorist rocket attacks in Damascus

Damascus - Terrorists, positioned in al-Hajar al-Aswad, on Wednesday carried out terrorist attacks on residential areas in Damascus, martyring four civilians and injuring 24 others.

A source at Damascus Police Command told SANA that a rocket shell fired by terrorists and landed on a car in al-Maisat Square, claiming lives of two civilians and injuring 11 others, three women among whom.

Another rocket shell hit the upper floors of Damascus Commercial Tower in al-Marjah area, martyring two civilians and injuring 13 others, most of whom are children and women.

A number of cars were burned and material damage was caused to properties in the areas where the shells landed, the source added.

Syrian-French Writer Sends Letter of Protest to Macron, Returns Order of Merit to France

Syrian-French writer Adnan Azzam has recently sent a letter of protest to the French President Emmanuel Macron over France’s aggressive policy towards Syria. He has also returned to France the Order of Merit he received on February 16th 2009.

The letter of protest was sent after the French President sent no reply on Azzam’s request- dated February 16th 2018- to meet him in order to explain what is going on in Syria, according to the letter obtained by the Syriatimes e-newspaper.

 Azzam referred in his letter to the French troops sent to Syria on April 3rd 2018 without Syrian government’s permission, reminding Macron of the unpleasant end of the French General Henri Gouraud’s aggression on Syria in 1920.

He, in addition, talked about France’s participation in the US-led aggression launched against Syria on April 14th 2018 without UN approval and before verifying the veracity of chemical weapons claims in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus.

Syrian Air Defenses Repel and Destroy Two Israeli Missiles in Kisweh

DAMASCUS COUNTRYSIDE, (ST)- Syrian Arab Army air defenses have confronted and destroyed two Israeli missiles that targeted al-Kisweh area in Damascus Countryside, a military source announced on Tuesday.

Earlier SANA reporter said that Explosions were heard in Kisweh area.

Syrian Army’s operations against terrorists in al-Hajar al-Aswad continues

Damascus Countryside - Units of Syrian Arab Army carried out precise operations against terrorist groups in al-Hajar al-Aswad in southern Damascus.

SANA said that army units continued their military operations against the northern part of al-Hajar al-Aswad after tightening noose around terrorists.

SANA added that the Syrian Air Force launched raids on terrorists’ supply routes and movements in the northeastern part of the neighborhood, inflicting heavy losses upon terrorist ranks and equipment.

6th batch of terrorists leave southern Damascus for northern Syria

Damascus Countryside - The 6th batch of 37 buses which carry hundreds of terrorists and their families got out of Yalda, Babila and Beit Sahm towns heading for north of Syria.

Earlier, a number of buses on Tuesday entered the towns of Babila, Yalda and Beit Sahem to evacuate a new batch of terrorists who are unwilling to settle their legal status, along with their families, to northern Syria.

SANA said that a number of buses entered the three towns via Beit Sahem road to transport the 6th batch of terrorists to northern Syria after they handed over their medium and heavy weapons.