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Cabinet allocates SYP145 billion to implement an integrated development plan in Aleppo

ALEPPO, (ST)- The Cabinet has allocated SYP 145 billion to implement an integrated economic, services, and construction development plan in Aleppo province with special focus on the areas recently liberated from terrorism.

The plan was approved by the cabinet on Saturday during its weekly session which was held this time in Aleppo marking the Syrian Arab Army's victories which have restored security and stability to wide areas in the countryside of the province.

The development plan covers agriculture, industry, oil, energy, education, housing, communications, health among other fields.

A budget of SYP74 billion was allocated to the energy sector and to implement the Electricity Ministry's plan to improve the situation of electric power in Aleppo in general and in liberated areas in particular and to increase power supply  to industrial zones in al-Zerbeh, al-Mansoura and al-Leramoun areas. The cabinet also approved rehabilitating several oil ministry projects at a cost of SYP 1 billion.

Ministry of Transport: Damascus-Aleppo International Highway officially opened to traffic

The Ministry of Transport announced  on Saturday  that the Damascus-Aleppo International highway was officially opened to traffic.

 Minister of Transport Eng. Ali Hammoud said in a statement to journalists  in Aleppo that Damascus-Aleppo international highway  was formally opened to traffic, indicating that the rehabilitation process  began at the railway from Homs to Hama and then to Aleppo and it will be completed within the next few months..

 Director General of Road Transport, Eng.  Yasser Haidar, underlined in a  statement to  SANA that after the Syrian Arab Army had liberated the remaining part of the Damascus-Aleppo international highway  "from Khan Sheikhoun to the city of Aleppo", the staff of the General Establishment for Road Transport  inspected the road and assessed the damage caused to it by the terrorists in order to perform urgent  maintenance and open it to traffic.

US annoyance over the return of normal life in Aleppo is attributed to its frustration after the failure of its scheme in Syria

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syria has stressed that the US annoyance over the return of normal life in Aleppo is attributed to its frustration after the failure of its scheme in Syria which aimed at disseminating terrorism and chaos in the country.

An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said in a statement to SANA that "it is not strange that the US administration is feeling annoyed over the return of normal life in Aleppo and over opening the roads of the city and resuming flights to Aleppo International Airport, particularly because these achievements came after the foreign-backed terrorists suffered from humiliating defeats by the Syrian army and after the army secured the city of Aleppo completely."

Syrian army destroys terrorist ringleaders’ hideout and vehicles in Idleb and Aleppo countrysides

ALEPPO/ IDLEB, (ST)_The Syrian army destroyed many hideouts and vehicles belonging to Turkish-backed terrorist groups in Idleb countryside and in the western side of Aleppo city.

According to the Syrian News Agency (SANA), the army units carried out precise strikes against terrorist groups in 10 towns in Zaweyeh mountain area and in 3 towns in the southern countryside of Idleb.

One of the hideouts of terrorists’ ringleaders plus many vehicles belonging to them were destroyed and many terrorists were killed in the strikes.

Any violation of Syrian airspace will be considered as external military attack

DAMASCUS, (ST)_The General Command of the Syrian Army and Armed Forces has affirmed that any violation of the Syrian airspace will be considered as an external military attack.

“Syrian Air Defense Forces are ordered to confront any violation of the Syrian airspace by all available ways,” a military source declared.

Aleppo: Ministerial delegation inspects economic facilities

The Ministerial delegation currently visiting Aleppo inspected today a number of economic facilities in Aleppo south western countryside recently liberated from terrorism.

The inspected facilities included the Agricultural Research Centre, two electricity facilities, a factory for ready-made clothes and a poultry facility. The delegation was also briefed on the progress of work in the rehabilitation of Damascus Aleppo international highway.

Turkish Media reports on alleged losses within the Syrian Army's ranks aim at raising the terrorists' collapsed morale

IDLEB COUNTRYSIDE, (ST)- Turkish media reports about the destruction of tanks and casualties within the ranks of the Syrian Arab Army are nothing but allegations that aim at covering up the failure of the attack launched by Turkish-backed terrorist organizations on the axis of Neirab in Idlib countryside, according to SANA reporter.

The reporter said that according to field data, the reports promoted by the Turkish regime’s media outlets, citing Turkish officials, about alleged losses within the ranks of the Syrian Arab Army are illusions that came against the backdrop of the defeat of the attacking terrorists and the killing of dozens of them.  The aim is to raise the collapsed morale of the terrorist organizations, the reporter added.