Army repels attacks by ISIS and al-Nusra in Homs and Hama, killing scores of terrorists

Homs/Hama - Army and Armed Forces units thwarted an attack by ISIS terrorists on military posts in the eastern countryside of Homs province, killing scores of them and injuring others.

SANA said that army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, engaged in violent clashes with ISIS-affiliated terrorist groups which attacked military posts in the surroundings of Maksar al-Husan village in the eastern countryside.

Syrian Arab Republic Delegation Arrives in Geneva to Take Part in 7th Round of Intra-Syrian Talks

GENEVA, (ST)- The delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic, led by Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, arrived on Sunday in Geneva to take part in the seventh round of the intra-Syrian dialogue due to start Monday.

The six round of Geneva talks held last May included several meetings between the Syrian Arab Republic delegation and the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. The talks focused on the experts meetings without tackling any of the four baskets discussed in previous rounds.

Ramzy: Establishment of De-escalation Zone in South of Syria a Positive Development

DAMASCUS– UN Deputy Special Envoy for Syria Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy affirmed that the upcoming Geneva meeting due to start on Monday would discuss the declared four baskets in parallel with continuing technical negotiations about the legal and constitutional matters related to the political process, SANA reported.

In a statement to journalists at the Four Seasons Hotel in Damascus on Saturday, Ramzy pointed out that he held a lengthy consultations session with Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad in the presence of the head of the Syrian Arab Republic delegation to the intra-Syrian dialogue in Geneva Bashar al-Jaafari in the framework of the continuing consultation with the Syrian government regarding the United Nations efforts.

Army Regains Control over Town in Homs Countryside, Kills ISIS Terrorists in Raqqa, Deir Ezzor

HOMS- A military source declared on Saturday that the army regained control over Jbab Hamad village in the eastern countryside of Homs central province, after eliminating the last gatherings of the ISIS terrorists there, SANA reported.

The source told SANA that over the past few hours, army units carried out special and precise operations against gatherings of the ISIS terrorists in the eastern countryside of the province, establishing control over Jbab Hamad village.

Syria Rejects Zionist Occupation’s Announcement on Holding “Local Councils” Elections in Occupied Syrian Golan

DAMASCUS– The Foreign and Expatriate Ministry affirmed that Syria categorically rejects the announcement by the Israeli occupation on holding elections of the so-called “local councils” on October 2018 in the villages of the occupied Syrian Golan, stressing that the Golan is an integral part of the Syrian territory and that it will return to the motherland sooner or later, SANA reported.

In letters to the UN Secretary General and the Head of the Security Council, the Ministry said that the Israeli entity has recently issued new resolutions related to holding elections of the so-called local councils in the villages of the occupied Syrian Golan according to Israeli law.

Army Kills Members of Two ISIS Terrorist Groups in Homs Countryside

HOMS- Army units thwarted two attacks by ISIS terrorists on military posts in the eastern countryside of Homs, killing or injuring many of the terrorists, SANA reported.

A military source told SANA that an army unit, in cooperation with the supporting forces, clashed on Friday with an ISIS terrorist group that infiltrated from Manoukh village towards military points in Tuloul al-Tafha in the southern side of Jib al-Jarrah town in the eastern countryside of Homs, killing all members of the terrorist group, destroying the weapons and ammunition in their possession.

US-Led Coalition Acknowledges Its Airstrikes Purportedly against Daesh in Syria, Iraq Led to Civilian Deaths

WASHINGTON, (ST)- The US-led coalition again acknowledged that its airstrikes carried out allegedly against Daesh in Syria and Iraq have led to civilian casualties

Washington, which has been leading an illegal international coalition without the approval of the Security Council since 2014, claims that it is fighting terrorism in Syria, while several incidents on ground prove that this coalition has been attacking Syrian infrastructure and committing massacres against civilians.