Massive Rally in Damascus to Commemorate al-Quds Day

DAMASCUS-Under the title “No to the Deal of the Century”, a massive rally was held Friday in Damascus to mark the International al-Quds Day.

The rally set off from the entrance of al-Hamidiyeh ancient market towards the Umayyad Mosque.

According to SANA, the participants stressed that al-Quds is the eternal and historical capital of Palestine and that the Israeli occupation is to be eliminated no matter how long it lasts.

They condemned the US President Donald Trump’s declarations on al-Quds  and the occupied Syrian Golan.

The participants stressed that these declarations will not change the historical and geographical facts that the occupied Syrian Golan is an integral part of the Syrian territories and that al-Quds is an Arab city that was and will ever remain the capital of Palestine despite all attempts by the Israeli occupation entity and its supporters.

Damascus Reacts to Arab Summit Communiqué, Reiterates Iranian Presence in Syria Legitimate

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syria has rejected the content of the final communiqué of the emergency Arab summit, held in Saudi Arabia on May 30th regarding what Riyadh calls "the Iranian intervention in the Syrian affairs" and stressed that this communiqué by itself is considered as unacceptable interference in Syria's internal affairs, according to an official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates.

"The Syrian Arab Republic stresses that the Iranian presence in Syria has been legitimate because it came at the request of the Syrian government and it has supported Syria's efforts in the fight against terrorism which is backed by some countries including by those meeting in this summit," the source told SANA.

Mrs. Asma Al-Assad Meets Champions of Syrian Special Olympics

DAMASCUS, (ST)- First Lady, Mrs. Asma Al-Assad on Thursday met one hundred champions of the Syrian Special Olympics who recently took part in the Special Olympics World Games held last March in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and who won tens of medals, according to the Syrian Presidency facebook page.

Five civilians injured in terrorist rocket attack on Qamhana town in Hama countryside

Hama - Five civilians were injured in a terrorist attack by rocket shells on Qamhana town in Hama northern countryside in a new violation of the de-escalation zone agreement.

A source at Hama Police Command told SANA that terrorist groups positioned in the villages adjacent to the northwestern and the southern countryside of Idleb on Thursday targeted with several rockets the residential neighborhoods of Qamhana town, injuring five civilians from one family, and causing material damage to the locals’ houses and their properties.

The source added that the injured were rushed to the hospital to receive the necessary treatment.


Army destroys terrorists’ dens in Idleb southern countryside in retaliation to their breaches of de-escalation zone agreement

Idleb Countryside - SANA said that units of the Syrian Arab Army retaliated to breaches of the de-escalation zone agreement by Jabhat al-Nusra, destroying a number of their dens on outskirts of al-Habit, Karsaa, Tarmala and Sarja in Idleb southern countryside.

On Wednesday, army destroyed vehicles and dens of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the town of Kafr Sajna and al-Bara village in Idleb southern countryside in retaliation to their frequent breaches of the de-escalation zone agreement.

Terrorist War on Syria Caused Huge Destruction in Economic, Social and Environmental Structure

NAIROBI, (ST)- The terrorist war waged on Syria with support from several countries has caused huge destruction in the economic, social and environmental structure and has greatly damaged the infrastructure and the valuable cultural and archeological Syrian heritage, Syria's Permanent Representative at the United Nations Office in Nairobi Sawsan al-Ani has stressed.

In a speech at the first session of the UN-Habitat Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya, titled "for Better Urban Future", al-Ani said that the unilateral coercive economic measures illegally  imposed by some western and regional countries on Syria since 2011 have hindered the implementation of the goals of sustainable development plan for 2030 and they caused huge loss in the structure of the Syrian economy and the potentials of the Syrian state, civil society and  private sector.

Al-Moallem: West Wants Oil-Rich Arab Region to Stay a Big Consumer Market for Western Products

DAMASCUS, (ST)-The West wants the oil and natural resources-rich Arab region to stay as a big consuming market for western products and it also wants the Israeli occupation entity to dominate this region, Deputy Premier, Minister of foreign Affairs and Expatriates Walid al-Moallem has stressed.

Al-Moallem made the remarks during a People's Assembly's (PA) session on Wednesday in which he briefed the PA members on the latest regional and international developments.

The Syrian top diplomat said that the West wants the war on Syria and the economic siege imposed on the Syrians to continue.  It also seeks preventing countries from taking part in Syria's reconstruction process and wants the presence of the American forces in the Syrian al-Jazeera and the US support for the so-called Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) to continue.