Army destroys fortified points for Daesh in Sweida Badyia

Sweida - Units of Syrian Arab Army carried out destroyed fortified points for Daesh (ISIS) terrorists in the area of Toloul al-Safa in Sweida Badyia (desert) and thwarted terrorists’ attempt to flee towards al-Tanf area on the outskirts of the Badyia nearby the Syrian-Iraqi border.

SANA said that the army’s artillery targeted dens and sites for terrorist groups positioned in Toloul al-Safa area, killing and injuring scores of terrorists in addition to the destruction of their fortified points.

SANA added that army enhanced its points on the northern and western parts of Toloul al-Safa area, tightening the noose on Daesh remnants.

Another army unit launched intensive strikes on movements of a terrorist group that was attempting to infiltrate towards the rocky cliffs to escape from the army’s grip.

The infiltration attempt was frustrated and a number of terrorists were killed or injured due to the strikes.

Al-Moallem, Borisov discuss bolstering cooperation

Moscow - Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem discussed with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov means to bolster cooperation relations between Syria and Russia at various fields and upgrade them to the level of high political ones ,aimed at achieving a strategic partnership between the two countries, SANA reported.

Al- Moallem, who chairs the Syrian side at the Syrian-Russian Joint Governmental Committee for Economic, Commercial, Scientific and Technical Cooperation ,expressed Syria’s appreciation for Russia’s continuous support in the fight against terrorism.

He welcomed Russia’s contribution in reconstructing what has been destroyed by terrorism in Syria , which is an important opportunity for the Russian companies to invest in various sectors in the country.

For his part, Borisov, who chairs the Russian side in the committee, expressed the interest of the Russian government and companies to contribute in re-launching the production process  and achieving the economic recovery in Syria after the military victory over terrorism.

Al-Moallem: Talks with Russian officials fruitful and constructive

Moscow - Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem expressed his satisfaction with the outcomes of his talks with the Russian officials, describing them as fruitful and constructive in both political and economic fields.

Speaking to SANA in Moscow, al-Moallem said that the Russian friends are determined to support the efforts of Syrian armed forces in combating terrorism and putting an end to the crisis in Syria, while the West led by the US seeks to block these efforts and protect Jabhat al-Nusra as it has already provided protection for Daesh (ISIS) in order to prolong the crisis and to dominate the area of East Euphrates.

Terrorist organizations destroy two bridges in Hama countryside

Hama -Terrorist organizations in Hama destroyed during the past few hours two bridges in the northwestern countryside of the province.

SANA said that terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra and the “Turkistan Party” destroyed two bridges in the towns of al-Sharia and Beit al-Ras in al-Ghab plain.

Terrorists used large amounts of explosive materials in detonating the bridges, SANA said.

SANA pointed out that the targeted bridges are two of the most important and large ones in the northwestern countryside of Hama linking between the towns of al-Sharia and Beit al-Ras and neighboring villages and towns.

Al-Jaafari: Governments of some permanent members of the UNSC are misusing statement of Guterres on Idleb


New York - Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari said that the United States, France and Britain, which are permanent members of the UN Security Council, are misusing the international organization and threatening international peace and security instead of maintaining them under the UN Charter, SANA reported.

Speaking during a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York, al-Jaafari said the governments of these countries and their media outlets, which broadcast hatred and false information misused the statement made by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Idleb.

Al-Jaafari stressed that the Syrian government and its allies are the only party to implement Security Council resolutions on combating international terrorism, pointing out that the Syrian Arab Army, in cooperation with the allies, is the only party which is fighting against terrorism, adding that US, France and Britain do not play any role in this regard. On the contrary, the United States has repeatedly rescued the terrorist organizations in Raqqa and transported them to an area on the Syrian-Iraqi border to prevent any military cooperation Between the Syrian and Iraqi armies to fight the terrorists in this region.

Foreign Ministry: Combating terrorism is responsibility of the Syrian state

Damascus - Syria affirmed on Thursday that combatting terrorism, particularly Daesh and Jabhat al-Nusra, and other affiliated terror groups, is a basic responsibility assumed by the Syrian state, adding that war on the rest of terrorists, including those in Idleb, is Syria’s inevitable duty.

“The Syrian Arab army and the supporting forces have proved that the achievements fulfilled in the war against terrorism had led to meet the appeals of millions of Syrians to rescue them from the flocks of Daesh,” An official source at Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in a statement commenting on a press statement issued by UN Secretary General on the situation in Syria.

The statement added that when the Syrian state assumes its duty, it does so to protect its citizens from crimes of terrorists, adding that Syria is the most committed side to protect the lives of its citizens, SANA reported.

Army establishes control over new areas in al-Safa hills, Sweida Badyia

Sweida - Army units, in cooperation with the supporting forces, expanded control over new areas in the northern and northwestern part of al-Safa hills in the depth of Sweida Badyia (desert).

SANA said that army units operating in Abu Ghanem hill to the northeast of al-Safa hills established control over wide areas in the direction of Um Marzakh to the west to meet with the forces which are coming from the western direction amid a state of collapse among the ranks of Daesh (ISIS) terrorists after eliminating a large number of them and destroying their positions and equipment.

SANA added that army units operating in the surroundings of Qabir al-Sheikh Hussein continued to enhance their presence and to expand their control towards al-Safa hills, killing scores of Daesh terrorists and injuring others.

SANA indicated that army units carried out precise bombardments against positions and fortifications of the remnants of Daesh terrorists in al-Safa hills.